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The Exorcism of Baby Jane--

Went to see "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" the other day. Fun movie, not really good, not really bad. It had an interesting story to tell about a child either stricken with epilepsy or posessed by a demon, not really clear which. It's a good, strong story about faith, but it's not a horror movie--it's a legal trial with some horror elements thrown in at the beginning. Frustrating, because Butterfly and I are jonesing for a new horror movie.

Two frustrating things about it--the dialogue's impossible to take seriously (I wasn't the only one giggling, I know that, it sounded like a Chick Tract), and the court story style, with flashbacks and reports and investigations, really disrupts the narrative thread.

That, and it advertises itself as a horror movie. *tsk*

Funniest thing about it was the conversation two...uh...18-20 yr old guys were having in front of me. It went something like...

"So, what movie are we here to see?"
"I don't know. Something about Satan."
"Is that the one the minister told us not to see?"
"Oh, yeah."
Staffer: "What can I do for you today?"
"Can we get two tickets to that Satan movie?"


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Sep. 12th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)
I saw skeleton key, and while it wasn't really horror, it was pretty good. The ending was nice for a change.
Sep. 12th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
I've heard a lot of mixed reviews--if we still had a discount theater, we'd probably see it. We'll likely rent that one--is it wide-screen fare, or would a rental be okay?
Sep. 12th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC)
I think a rental would be fine. It's good, but it wasn't spectacular. It's one of those movies you see once and that's it.
Sep. 13th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
Unless you're Spotty in which case from the sound of it, it's probably one of those movies he'll eventually own and use to expel unwanted house guests (and roommates form the living room).
Sep. 13th, 2005 06:42 am (UTC)
Bah. There's good-bad, bad-bad, good, and "watchable maybe but not worth owning." Sometimes that depends on how late it is when I'm shopping on Amazon, though.
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