The most unsettling for me is still the crucifix/head turning scene. Followed closely by the staircase scene.
I mean, watching a little girl stab herself in the crotch was horrible, but the head-turning dummy took me right out of the moment. Apparently, the mother screaming after she's thrown to the floor is genuine, the actress hurt herself during that stunt.The most unsettling for me is still the crucifix/head turning scene.
That is a good point you've got there, I can look past shoddy practical effects in any film as long as the material is good enough. I think it was just because the crucifix moment was so shocking and... real that I found the dummy so silly. It's like I snapped out of it and remembered that it wasn't real, you know?The dummy itself was ridiculous, but I can get past that sort of thing if the situation is disturbing enough — which, in this case, it is.
Saw an advance screening in the theater prior to its' release not knowing anything about it. As the 1st found footage film, it was strange to watch but by the middle I was hooked and loved the endSaw The Blair Witch Project for the first time and my god is it a great film. Everything in it works and it creates a pretty claustrophobic, horrific atmosphere of suspense that builds and builds right up until the end. One of the strongest films I've ever seen.
Really? The pace was great, the building fear of what’s to come just ramped up with each moment, and I thought the whole thing was excellent. Forty some minutes elapsed and I thought only twenty had gone by. Not many films can do that for me.Funny. It was one of the weakest, most boring and frustrating experiences I've ever had.
Oh I disagree. I still think that The Exorcist stands up well as a "horror" film, it just isn't as scary as a lot of other films (Blair Witch, for instance ). I mean, the idea is still horrific (girl gets possessed by a demon... holy shit!), but thanks to films like The Exorcist itself, which broke a lot of boundaries in the horror department, people have been able to make scarier films since then, and that's what makes it less impactful than it would be if we were watching this for the first time in the '70s.it might have lost the horror aspect it once had