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Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Mama
@Zak-Lee-Ferguson,

Yeah, I agree. I think Del Toro needs to take more time with his decisions in regards to what films he should attach his name to. Just because it's a dark fairy tale doesn't mean it's good. And Pan's Labyrinth was a full fledged horror fairy tale--like you said--for adults. It presented both metaphorical horrors (The Pale Man) and human horrors (The Spanish general) quite successfully. And I agree, The Orphanage is still his most successful film of his recent "presentations". It had horror and heart that felt cohesive. As for WHITE NOISE, I dug the premise; not where it ultimately went. Just became yet another forgettable horror flick. And I actually dug THE RING remake a lot. I thought it far superior to the original Japanese version--I also saw it opening night before anyone knew what the hell it was even about. So, I didn't have the bias of originals or hype, my friend and I saw it on a whim after we saw the outstanding trailers released for it. As for Wan, agree. More directors need to follow his style. He's very talented, and I actually spoke with a rep regarding one of his new films, THE CONJURING... He said it was so frightening--more so than INSIDIOUS--that one scene had a person in his screening vomit. That was only the rough cut. How valid that is, I don't know, but the same guy said it was so intense he didn't want to watch it again.
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Mama
@bawnian-dexeus,

Hahaha, yeah, I think I remember and appreciate that film more on nostalgic terms with my dad more than for the film itself.
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Mama
@skywise,

Thanks, buddy! And yeah, I think the short film worked because it was just that: a short. It didn't need a full-fledged story and explanation. But expanding it into 90 minutes? Yeah, that's a problem when you don't have the necessary content. As for the CG'ed Mama herself, the funnier CG is that which they apply to the little girls at the beginning of the film to make them appear all the more animalistic. Instead, they come off as ridiculous.

And yes! I loved FATAL FRAME: 2--scared the SH*T out of me! And yeah, the filmmakers seemed to have an interest in horror videogames as much of MAMA's imagery seemed to be heavily influenced by FATAL FRAME: 2 and SILENT HILL: THE ROOM. Remember the antagonist in FATAL FRAME: 2? The woman that falls down the shaft and breaks her back and neck--and then attacks you in broken, contorted movements? Guess what Mama does?

As for EMILY ROSE, I thought it was a decent/fine example of good PG-13 horror (and is actually still acquiring acclaim, oddly enough). I found it to be successful in its terror and disturbing content, but never felt any of it was truly outstanding; nothing I needed to watch again or place on permanent file.

And yeah, like I said to one of the guys below, studio's are just unwilling to invest in great ideas if sh*tty ones are what sell. THe public will eat up anything. Actually, that's what one representative from Universal told my college a couple of years back when he came for a presentation at our film festival. He said, "If it's between your idea and a sh*t one that'll gain money. We're gonna go with the sh*t one. Most of you in here will NEVER make it in the film industry."

Oh, studios...
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Mama
@ejk1,

Haha, it's what I do...
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Mama
@dan1,

Hahahaha, thanks, bud! I looked at that line after I wrote it and was like, "Ew... Oh, well!" Glad someone else enjoyed it, haha!
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Mama
@bawnian-dexeus,

Well, I liked THE RING a lot; still do. That is one of the few that I think worked with a PG-13 rating and even outdid its original Japanese incarnation. DARKNESS FALLS I really enjoyed when I was younger, but nowadays it just feels too tame... Hahaha, I still remember the final line of the climax, "I see you, bitch!"

And I actually remember seeing BATS in a dollar theatre with my father. The best part of that movie was at the end, right before the credits, the final bat that rises from the rocks... And then gets run over. WHITE NOISE I thought had a great premise, but I didn't like where the story ended up going; underwhelming for me.
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Mama
@Rodney-Roover,

Haha, thanks!
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Mama
@ChiRep-1,

Hahahaha, I actually saw a rough cut of the film already... I did not care for it at all... Especially since I had already read the script before I saw it... Put it this way... Did you ever want to watch a PG-13 zombie film? If so, did you want to watch it by way of TWILIGHT?
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Mama
@the-movieghost,

Thanks, bud! Yeah, MAMA's trailer was weak and the film is even weaker. Just convention after tired convention. And yeah, when I was younger, I LOVED DARKNESS FALLS. As I got older though, it was just too... Tame. I felt like it could have been so much darker and creepier than a PG-13 film coming off the steam of the recent RING remake. I mean, compared to the other films I listed, DARKNESS FALLS is still better than most, but the full potential wasn't reached (in my opinion) due to the barricades of the rating. As for the other films you mentioned, while I don't believe they were supposed to be scary, they were nonetheless genre films that should have been R-rated if they were to really offer any impact.
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Mama
@mr-k,

Hahaha, thanks, man! Means a lot! And yup, I remember PARADISE LOST; wasn't Alex Proyas originally helming that one? Studio's just have such a severe lack of faith in good/different material that they're unwilling to invest. People will watch, pay and give acclaim to stupid sh*t like this and TEXAS CHAINSAW, so the message studio's get is why invest in something questionable when they already make a pretty penny off of half-assed horror films and remakes. Sad. And pathetic. Thanks for reading, bud!
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Mama
@crypt,

Thanks, bud! And yeah, this one carries the same kind of sinister tone as DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, but it's less violent and the characters are all the more infuriating. So imagine watching that one but with more plot holes and inconsistencies.
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Mama
@Zak-Lee-Ferguson,

Yeah, it's like if a horror film is deemed anything remotely "fairy-tale-ish" he automatically thinks it's a great idea worth investing in. He should have at least proofread the script.
@Zak-Lee-Ferguson,

Haha, thanks, man! And yeah, Rogen has just been on standby for a while now; THE GUILT TRIP proves it. However, his upcoming, THIS IS THE END was pretty damn funny and looks to help out his recently lagging comedy. Thanks for reading, man.
@mr-k,

Yeah, through my other job.
@bawnian-dexeus,

Hahaha, right?
Harmony Korine. Enough of a reason to NOT watch this film.
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Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Mama
@bawnian-dexeus,

Haha, no I completely agree and I understand. Just a lot of those films failed my tastes. Out of curiosity which were some of the ones you liked? And yeah, this one TRIES to make an origin, but it's half-hearted and cheaply layered with terrible and cliched exposition.
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about the news item A Haunted House 'The Possession' Spoof Poster
@Deadpoolx11,

A comedy with an ad-campaign spoofing other horror films for the sake of humor. . . And it's not supposed to be funny--just stupid?

-_-

Then it fails on two counts.
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about the news item A Haunted House 'The Possession' Spoof Poster
Like everything else about this film. . . Not funny.