I woke up at 6:30 this morning. Partly because that’s when I wake up duing the rest of the week, but also because I wasn’t sleeping very well. See last night I went to go see The Grudge. I’m sure a few of you are thinking, but the commercials are kinda cheesy. Yeah. That’s what I thought to, which is why I agreed to go with my firends in the first place. Well the moive is actually creepier than the commericals by a wide margin. Espeically when the director gives up on digital effets and focuses on using the camera, situation and sound effects to create the mood. Which still is lingering on me. It’s rather like walking though a dense pack of spider webs. The walking though isn’t so bad it’s suddenly finding the spider in the mess that makes it “scary”. Then the spider webs are, at least in your mind full of spiders and they are going to eat you. It’s that kind of creepyness that pervades the rest of the film. It is a pretty well structured suspense film. You know what comes next and sometimes that adds to the creep out factor, sometimes it is the creep out factor.
The strongest part of The Grudge is probably its visual design. I don’t know who the sick people were who did the visuals but they did a first rate job of making images that are still haunting me. Running a close second is the sound design. A very well structured audio experience is about ten to twenty times creepier than the visual alone. Just watch any of Hitchcock’s films and you’ll know. So yeah. This film is still kicking around in my skull. I am a very strong visual and auido stimulated person, so I’m doubly scrwed. To think I could have had a nice quiet night home with my Gamecube and Windwaker. ::sigh:: The demands of a social life. Or at least an attempt at it. I’m thinking that probably by the end of the day I’ll be back to my “normal” self. But that doesn’t mean the visuals are any less creepy. ::shiver:: Expected but well done. I heard one girl say that it was better than The Ring. While I doubt that, I’d still give it an 8.5 out of 10 creep factor. Well that’s all for now. Take care all.