Originally Posted by MVChiefFan
I'm seriously not being a smartass but what's your definitions of creepy and scary? On one hand you say it's not scary at all but then you also say it's really creepy and creepy as hell. I'm going to go watch it tonight and I'm just curious as to what the difference is.
I define scary as something that startles me. And i don't mean the kind of startle you get when something jumps out at you. I mean the kind you get when something is so freaky to look at that you turn away from it for a second. I know it was a scary movie when i go home and im paranoid when the lights go out. This movie didn't do that to me. Did it to my girl though. She woke me up in the middle of the night because she was freaked out. She claims she had similar experiences to what we saw in the movie. She had her hands over her eyes through most of the movie.
This movie scared the Jesus back into another friend of ours. Literaly. Apparently, (this is according to his sister) after watching the movie, this guy we know was unable to sleep that night. He had to grab his crucifix and re-establish his relationship with god in order to feel comfortable in his own bed again.
This movie didn't have that kind of effect on me. And judging by the crowd's reaction at the end, it didn't have that affect on very many people. But, the movie keeps you going all the way till the end. It has a ton of suspense, and when the aberration makes itself known, it's a trip.
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It's not scary, because you never actually see anything, really. Which is part of the genious of the movie, and makes it so creepy. Like when you see the footprints in the room. You see footprints going in, but you never see the footprints go out. So you know, whatever it is, is still in the room. But nothing actually ever happens. That kind of creepy, ya know?
Or when the girl wakes up in the middle of the night, stands at the foot of the bed and just stares at her husband for a few hours and then goes back to sleep. That kind of creepy.
It's a great movie. It's well made. I just wouldn't define it as "scary", the same way i wouldn't define Blair Witch as "Scary"