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Good. But not quite the horror film of the decade many are proclaiming. Granted, It Follows is original, but I found it just as much creepy as I did creepING. Slowly. It was paced just fast enough to keep me more interested in the movie than my bed. Also, not saying it was intentional, but the premarital sex theme was prevalent throughout. It came off as Reefer Madness's sleeker and more subtle cousin. The only ones punished were those who committed the act. Incongruently, the only way for an inflicted to free themselves was to have sex. So either way, sex is bad mmkay?
I think The Cabin In The Woods is a tiny bit above some viewers' heads in that the plot is so wickedly twisted that one must be quite attentive in order to follow it. Watching this movie is like watching someone else's choose your own adventure book, only the final minutes are so bizarre. Don't be surprised if you have to pause several times while you just blink and stare for awhile.
Dead End is truly one of those movies that requires multiple viewings in order to appreciate fully. Although the acting and plot are seasoned lightly with flaws, the premise is both attention catching and solid. Every character has his or her own back story, and these all have gritty substance that ends up playing off the others like gears in a grandfather clock. Dead End CAN be predictable. The best thing you can do is simply wind it up and let it run its course.
About midway through this movie, I realized my TV set was right next to my dresser mirror. My first thought, a wild one, was that I should cover the mirror with a blanket. Oculus had come out of the screen and into my head. That was the exact moment I knew it was good.
Being predominantly a one-set film, Don't Breathe could have easily fallen flat. However, the director does a great job utilizing both the presence and absence of light and color to root the viewer. Also, I'm not usually one to cringe, but there were a couple scenes that made me look at the floor involuntarily.