April 30, 2004
Oh my fucking bork

I just had to turn off The Innocents, which was playing on AMC's Fear Friday. The synopsis I just linked to says it all: "...creepy Gothic-style psychological horror..." I'd really like to watch the whole movie sometime, but perhaps with someone else in the room. And perhaps with the light on. And perhaps with my eyes closed.

Hats off to the director and cinematographer for knowing how to give the viewer just enough to be afraid without shoving "BE SCARED NOW" in our faces in big bright red drippy letters. Actually, I almost wish that they hadn't done such a good job. Maybe then I wouldn't have to hide under the covers.


PS - The Innocents is based on The Turn of the Screw, which I just now discovered is available as an online book.

Posted on April 30, 2004 11:24 PM