Friday, June 6, 2008
Fears and tears
I love a good scary movie but these days it is hard to find one that doesn't resort to slasher tactics or attempt to gross you out. What a find "The Orphange" is! Here is a film that presents old-fashioned horror in the best possible way, is beautifully told and crafted, and is a film that lingers with you long after the goosebumps have subsided. While I was watching it, I kept thinking that this is how scary movies made me feel as a child. "The Orphanage" also packs an emotional wallop that will leave you in tears by the ending. There are some cryptic plot details and after viewing it twice, I still am not sure if I fully understand the twists (that's ok, I'm a little slow!). Still, it doesn't affect my affection for this wonderful film, so far the best I've seen this year.