Rant: We Don’t Need to Continue a Good Story.

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(2022). Scream [Online image]. DeviantArt. https://www.deviantart.com/7av3nn/art/Scream-905534771

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about how horror films these days are becoming more and more repetitive. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the classics like Alien, Carrie, Coraline (all time favourite and yes, it is a classic to me), Suspiria, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, etc. However, this little thought came to mind as I watched the trailer for the film; Exorcist: Believer.

I don’t plan on seeing the film and don’t want to see the film. This is because the trailer (which was poorly made) showed and spoiled almost the entire plot of the film where audiences are left to put the pieces together and assume what happens from beginning to end. The story is about the protagonist, Victor Fielding, that thinks his daughter (Angela) and her friend (Katherine) are possessed, and seeks out the character from the very first “The Exorcist” film, Chris MacNeil after experiencing a chain of events.

We can already predict what will happen in the film. Either the girls die or Victor Fielding actually saves them with the help of Chris MacNeil. In general, I don’t find anything wrong with the plot. In fact, I think it’s a great film for people that want to get into horror in modern times. However, making a film based off the original classic movie does not make the new film as great as the classic.

Unoriginality seems to be running the film industry as we speak. This not only affecting films in the horror/thriller genre, but all other genres as well. A few examples that come to mind would be any altered Live Action Disney films that came out within the last years (I am VERY biased towards animation and live action films take away jobs that animators could have), the ongoing Scream Franchise (it’s fairly decent but also unnecessary, but I liked Jenna Ortega in it),  and finally films about serial killers (due to the lack of empathy towards victims and portraying the killers in a way we almost empathize with them).

If you would like to read more rants and opinions, leave a comment below on what I should review or write about next!

~Stay little my darlings~

 Universal Pictures. (2023, September 5). The Exorcist: Believer | Official Trailer 2 [Online image]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/rSGeC880CYw?si=uOipVP_vPNPLTGU3

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