January 24, 2011

Rosemary's Baby & The Omen

I don't 'do' scary movies, i don't like them, i don't watch them unless forced too. I don't 'do' Freddy, Jason, Chucky, chicks that crawl out of wells, dudes with chainsaws, zombies, possessed animals, based-on-a-horrifying-true-events, and saws (nothing you can say can convince me that watching Saw will be "fun"). Nope not Crystal, tho i have been tricked or peer-pressured into seeing a couple much-less-than-romantic-comedy slasher films. I differently don't voluntarily sit down by myself and watch a modern-day horror flick at night.
But i may be convinced to watch old scary movies. Less special effects, big eyes right before something happens some tell tell music and the fact that i've heard of these classic films can make me curious "to see what that is all about". So i watched 2 horror films this weekend. Here's what i thought.

Rosemary's Baby, by far my favorite scary movie yet minus the naked old people. Here's why. Simple premise, I knew what i was getting myself into. It was paced very slowly and nothing jumped out at me. Plus I wanted to see what the hype  "Mia Farrow's hair in Rosemary's Baby" was all about. I actually really loved this movie and would watch it again. (but not the sequel and not any remakes).

I actually found The Omen harder to watch. Its was scarier and i found myself holding my breath. Funny what a decade can do with movies. The creepy child wasn't nearly the scariest part. The growling dogs, overprotective nanny, and random deaths were. From what i can gather the 2006 remake was very close to the original, but i think i'll pass. Oh, and the tiny European cars were really cute, best part of the movie.

 And the movie posters were also really well done for both movies.

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