One thing I have tried to do with this blog and on my Confessions of a Movie Addict Tumblr page is cover as wide of a variety of films as possible, and not just focus on one genre or style. There are so many different facets to motion pictures, and one of the great aspects of being a lover of the cinema - or even just a casual movie watcher - is exploring and discovering all of them.
I have also taken that approach with this Horror Movie a Day series (and plan to carry it over into next month's Noirvember series) by not just seeking out slasher, cult, zombie or haunted house stories as well as mixing things up. With Don't Look Now I discovered a picture that is so completely different from any other horror movie I have ever seen that it was invigorating.
Some people may have difficulty recognizing this as horror as it is does not neatly fit into the genre. It plays like a drama as there aren't obvious 'scares' nor is there any real edge-of-your-seat tension. But make no mistake, this is a horror picture. It is a picture where the tension is driven by foreboding and suffocating grief that leads up to an inevitable yet startling moment of violence.
|Thank goodness they let us keep our clothes on for some of this picture.|
|Sutherland doesn't take any crap from religious statues!|
|Listen Spielberg, we did the girl in a red coat thing first!|
|You should always listen to a woman with creepy eyes.|
|Is there a chill in here? (Note the cross off to the left)|
|If we just stare straight ahead, maybe he won't see us.|
|If we keep this sex scene going long enough, we can really make the audience uncomfortable.|
|Sutherland keeps seeing red!|
|I'd turn around, but that would trigger a spoiler alert.|
|I really need to have a talk with my agent, I die way too soon.|