As indicated by its placement, this is indeed a horror film. And out of everything I’ve seen, this is the most bone-chilling of the roster. We’re talking about the type of horror that gets you to start slowly leaning back in you’re chair before it gets to the point where you want to leap off for your safety. These sequences are so visceral and unrelenting that it makes future attempts in emulating that sort of feel such as the Saw…
It's hard to assess just how The Empty Man will be viewed years from now. The film is quite ambitious, almost to a fault. Tackling concepts like the meaning of one's existence and what such a thing even means in the first place. Presented on a scale that is very much unexpected. Make no mistakes; this thankfully isn't just another rendition of other poor supernatural films in the vein of The Bye Bye Man or Slender Man. Prior has much more respect for his audience than that.
"Zodiac" isn't a film that relies on gore to add layers of dread across to the film, instead David Fincher opts for quiet dialogue and accuracy to the true story "Zodiac" is based off of. The result is one of the most unsettling experiences I ever had with a film, elevated further by some of the best editing and direction I may have ever witness in film. The performances from the cast, especially from it's leads are also spectacular, and those near 3-hours fly by. Easily David Fincher's most overlooked film and one of his finest works.
So what did I learn from watching this film? Well, a few things actually.
1. I need to gain the ability to say no to seeing any film that receives extremes hatred overall. I know it doesn't correlate with my positive nature, but I need to start making exceptions
2. Therapy is on my need to do list.
3. For those aspiring to wanting to be a writer of dark comedy, remember that you are writing a comedy with a…