Archive for January 10th, 2016

Movie Mayhem – The Forest

There are a couple of different ways a horror film relates to its audience. The first is to go straight for the jugular. Films like A Nightmare On Elm Street and Poltergeist throw everything at you but the kitchen sink in order to terrify the piss out of you for an hour and a half. The second (which includes films like Psycho and The Sixth Sense) is a much slower burn, subtlety easing you in with minor scares and psychological torture until they hit you over the head with a twisted revelation in the last few minutes that make you go… WTF! The Forest, a movie that borders on being as generic as its title, wades uneasily into the latter, unable to find a suitable way to punch you in the gut at the very end. Read Full Review

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