Tuesday, 20 November 2012

30 Day Horror Challenge-Day 09: A movie that you like to show people

For the next 30 days, I will be giving my fingers short bursts of exercise by completing the 30 Day Horror Challenge, found here. Hopefully it will give you a bit of insight into what horror is for me. Don't forget to check back every day for a new instalment.


Day 09: A movie that you like to show people.

No hesitation; The Ruins. This film is about the survival of some 20 something year olds trapped on top of some ancient ruins in South America (or central, I'm not 100%), with locals refusing to let them leave, the reason quickly becoming apparent; killer plants. Yes, this sounds eerily like The Happening, but this film could not be further from it. It is a survival horror in all senses, with the viewer put in the position of the kids trapped right out in the open, with the choice being between the killer locals or starvation and killer plants. Shot beautifully, acted convincingly, effects shown viscerally, the film is the whole package and belongs on best-of lists. The biggest shame is that it isn't, and a lot of people aren't even aware of its existence, a wrong I try to set right by showing it to people.

So go watch it!!!