Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes and clips and puts it all in perspective.
Three people are going to rob a blind man. And that blind man is not happy about it. Our own Chris Eggersten has sent out a warning: “See it at your own risk.” Horror movie fans (I'm one of them) see that as the highest recommendation. If you're telling me that this movie is so upsetting, I might never be the same, then I'm booking a seat right now.
Hey, maybe I'm a thrill seeker. I was swimming in a cave in Mexico last year, and there was a sign that said “Don't go beyond this point.” I interpreted that sign as a challenge, not a warning. My wife wasn't thrilled with this interpretation, especially when I swam past the sign and gave it the finger. What happened after that? I don't remember. There was a lot of yelling though.
Between you, me and the lamppost, I didn't love director Fede Alvarez's reboot of Evil Dead. But I have been looking forward to this movie more than any movie this summer. It looks legit scary. We've suffered through a lot of not-so-scary movies purported to be horror over the last few years. (Yes, Ouija, I'm looking at you!) And it's time to take the safety net off. The Conjuring was a great movie, but it also ushered in a trend where the majority of characters make it through the film intact. A horror movie where everyone is okay at the end? That's okay every once in awhile, but I can't take much more of that. Lights Out was a beautiful looking movie with some great scares but I did find myself wishing one particular poseur character would get brutalized and was sad I didn't have that catharsis. I say, bring on the nightmares. Let us swim past that sign warning us of danger.