From Chucky to the happening, horror movies have lost their edge a bit. Either the script and the storylines have gotten worse and fantasy based or the actors arent naturally talented. Maybe its just me but I just am not afraid, startled by, or impressed by the horror flicks. The graphics are great tho, i can give props to the technicians who slave over their beefed up cpu's but it seems its the same old song being sung in a different note. In the beginning of the movie everything is odd and normal then something tragic happens and all mayhem breaks loose. I dont even consider Horror movies to watch for entertainment with friends because its predictable, but i guess movie are to be a leisure activity or viewing where you unplug your mind and boot up your imagination. tell me what you think people...

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