By Mike Romano
Horror movie lovers watch horror movies for different reasons. Some watch them just because they are bored. Others watch horror shows because they think that nothing scares them. But by and large, most people watch horror movies because they want to be frightened. Now why would anyone want to do that to themselves?
Well, for one, it’s sometimes fun to add a little spice to our daily lives by having a horror movie give us a really good scare. For sure, we all know that it’s fiction, and would be more than likely to have a really good laugh about it later on. However, there’s nothing like spending over ninety minutes, watching a cheesy horror movie that tries to be frightening but really isn’t. So it’s definitely a good idea to avoid being trapped in a movie theater with a big tub of butter pop corn, and realizing that the horror movie you are watching just isn’t going to frighten you. And do achieve that, we have to watch out for the signs.
You know a horror movie is most likely going to be worth watching when you see these signs. First, go over all the official website and watch the trailers. Horror trailers often contain the best parts of the movie, as it’s all part of marketing. If the trailers can’t scare you, the show will most likely not be able to scare you either. But even when the trailers are really good, don’t be taken in just yet. For all you know, those may be the only good parts in the movie. Spend some time on other third party websites to read all the reviews. Better still, lurk around some fan forums and read what others have to say about the show. If the show is good, you will get to read raving reviews. Otherwise, you may want to drop the idea of watching the show altogether.
Next, you may want to go a little in depth and check out the production crew and the cast. Who is the director of the film? Horror movies directed by internationally acclaimed directories like Steven Spielberg will most likely be worth watching. If the whole production crew and the cast sound like a bunch of newcomers, then you may have to rely solely on the reviews for your assessment of the movie.
Modern horror movies are often filled with special effects. So the special effects team, and the make-up team are just as important. Great horror movies often come with great visual effects, sound effects, as well as great make-up. Combined with a killer script, you will most likely be in for a real treat.
Finally, remember that the best horror movies are those that can get you really scared – even after the movie has been completed. Watch out for the signs that we have just mentioned above, and enjoy the thrill and experience of being totally scared! If you don’t think you can stand watching it alone, be sure to go the movies with someone else. To enhance the experience even further, try watching horror movies during the Halloween. That’s when there is a festive yet eerie atmosphere surrounding the dark nights.
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