So, I really love a great movie, but I've had a somewhat capricious relationship with Netflix since we started seeing each other last February. I've written about it here, here, and here.
What's uncanny is that just about one week ago after a trip to Blockbuster (remember Blockbuster?) I said to hubby, "Y'know I am really sick of Netflix never having the movies I want to see. Why don't we just cancel Netflix and pay Blockbuster a monthly fee and we can watch whatever we want. Well, just nine of whatever we want, but we don't have any time anyway."
To which hubby answered, "Yeah, but then we'd have to drive. And besides we don't have any time to watch nine movies a month."
I quietly agreed with hubby, but I continued to dis Netflix in my head for a week.
Then this past Friday rolled around and we watched this (on Netflix):
On the Netflix scale of stars I think it had a 3. Apparently 3 stars means, "This movie kinda sucks, but if you cannot drive to Blockbuster to rent the movie you really want to see, go ahead and watch this."
Saturday I woke up decidedly pissed at Netflix and seriously considering breaking up. Then Saturday night rolled around.
Hubby selected this movie:
and you are lucky I am still alive to write about it.
Today I am convicted in continuing my relationship with Netflix for at least a while longer.
Holy cow, y'all. If you want a scary movie - this is it. It's the scariest I've seen since Insidious, which I really liked.
I started to watch the movie with hubby still finishing up a few things on his computer. It started out with subtitles and immediately I thought, "Crap. I have to read?" But I was quickly (I mean within the first few seconds) drawn in. If you don't click the link - it's set in (I think) Tokyo and it involves a group of friends. The main character is one of the friends and he is a photographer. (Are you scared already? I was. Cameras in scary movies. freak. me. out.) In a nutshell (and without a spoiler alert) he and his girlfriend must figure out how to deal with some freaky $hit that is happening to him.
If you are not a reader and hate subtitles - don't worry - there isn't a lot of dialogue. Because the dialogue that is there is powerful? I don't know. I'm not a movie critic. Just know that hubby hates subtitles and he kept up just fine.
For a movie to really scare me, the main of elements of the movie have to have a basis in reality. If I think to myself this could really happen then I am scared. I also love the view that is from the main character's eyes (all you movie critics - tell me what this is technically called). This movie fits the bill on both counts. It could happen (that's also what I say about Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist) and I love the camera shots. (Ha! If you've already seen the movie see how I did that?)
After the movie, I had to wait downstairs until hubby was ready for bed so that I didn't have to brave the upstairs alone. Then I had to do a 20 point check of the upstairs (closets and showers) before I made a running leap on to my bed (so that I was not grabbed by the ankles by something under my bed). After I was safely tucked into my bed (two hours later - kidding - kind of) I still had goosebumps.
Hubby said it wasn't all that scary to him (yeah, right). But I saw him second glancing at all of our windows on the way upstairs.
If you love scary movies like I do - watch it. You will not be disappointed.