• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Scott Derrickson
    In Theaters:
    Oct 12, 2012 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 19, 2013
  • Lionsgate Films

Critic Review - SFX Magazine

Though the scares are undeniably effective, there's something forced about them. Each shock is delivered with almost mathematical precision.

October 5, 2012 Full Review Source: SFX Magazine | Comments (2)
SFX Magazine

Comments

Nick X.

Nick Sherwin

Well how would you like the shocks delivered? As sloppily as possible?

Oct 6 - 05:24 AM

Edward Batchelder

Edward Batchelder

First, was there humor in The Ring or Halloween? Unless I misunderstand what this critic means by "humor", I don't see the lack of it as a liability. In fact, some of the best horror films are devoid of humor. They're dark from beginning to end.

Second... "the scares are undeniably effective"... Say no more. No further comment needed. Scaring someone is the primary purpose of a horror movie. If a horror movie does not deliver in this area, it doomed to not being a very good horror movie. So this excerpt is really all I need to know.

Oct 9 - 09:05 AM

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