Back in the day when Blair Witch was made, handheld filming style films were virtually unknown. Now there are lots, like Cloverfield, and some people like them. These films are full off shaky, or out of focus, footage designed to make it seem like the average guy on the street wanted to record what is happening. These films usually come out pretty crap, and in the case of some (Cloverfield included, and Diary Of The Dead) we are meant to believe the action was ‘taped over’ something else, which is NOT done when the camera used is obviously digital. In these movies, as with a lot of other modern horror, there is too much importance placed on jump-scare tactics and overuse of unnecessary gore.
Horror films today just dont have the suspense, or the real ‘fear’ factor, of their older counterparts…especially true in remakes or american versions of foreign horror classics. Hollywood, I think its time you call it a day and let other people have a chance to make films that may be much better, especially in this particular genre! Oh, and *BOO!*
Nominated by DiabloLordOfTerror