This post is really my post Halloween round up of what I watched this horror season, followed by some recent unspook-related viewings worth mentioning.
The scary season started with The Conjuring. This movie scared the crap outta me. Everything was done right. Had a story, had context and real characters and that always effective “based on a true story” tag that works its magic on us. And I loved its consistency – it didn’t shift gears or tone halfway through like so many horror movies do right when they fall flat on their faces. About the only thing off with this one was the timing – it came out in sunny summertime, so it was easy enough to shake off the lingering chills (although I did go out and buy the book, which kept the chills going for a few more weeks).
There was a movie I saw as…
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