Changing the Rules of a Scary Story
Last night, as I browsed my shelf to find a great dvd, I came across "The Changling". This 1970s classic seemed a bit funny at first. George C. Scott's attire throughout was elegant but between his hair and his woman friend's, I thought for sure this movie was going to be a bust.
Quickly I was corrected. Easily one of the scariest movies I have ever seen, The Changling presented questions about ghosts that I had never considered. It is an undeniable that people are fascinated by ghosts. (just try typing 'ghosts' in to google) But why is this?
The fascination with ghosts lies in part with our curiosity about what comes next after death.
I agree with this statement because why else would people be curious about it? (I do wish sarcasm could be picked up via youthvoices..) Of course there are other reasons people are fascinated by ghosts. Maybe it is the adrenaline rush one receives when scared out of his or her mind. Whatever the reason may be, I just know that "The Changling" was literally one of the scariest movies I have ever seen. It was not filled with gore and bloody scenes. Rather, it had a believable plot and kept you on the edge of your seat the entire night. The character development was brilliant and as a viewer, I could really relate to the scenario; it was realistic.So for future film makers I offer this advice, skip the $50 million Avatar budget and focus on a real plot. Because it's always the story that will make the movie timeless.