Monday, October 15, 2012

October Challenge: Red Lights (2012)

Red Lights (2012)

This one is a bit hard to classify.  It is certainly a thriller and has horror elements.  Plus just when you think it is all figured out, it gets turned on it's head.
I will say this though. It was a good flick and kept me interested till very end.  The cast is great,  Cillian Murphy is fantastic and Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro are equally good as opponents.  My surprise was Elizabeth Olsen, the "other" Olsen sister.  She is quite good as well.  Though I'll admit I didn't quite buy relationship between Murphy's character and hers.  Oh well.

The movie itself deals with a couple of paranormal investigators (Murphy and Weaver) and their attempts to disprove various claims of the supernatural. This eventually leads them into a confrontation with DeNiro's character a Yuri Gellar type coming out of retirement for another show.

I don't want to ruin the movie for you, except to say that it starts out as a paranormal movie (ala Paranormal Activity) turns into something else, and then again.

The question here is not is this a good movie (it is) it's whether or not it can be classified as horror.  I was ready to say no till I got to the very end and then changed my mind.  Your mileage may vary of course.

I think that since I am couple of movies ahead right now I will call it horror and pick up a couple of extra ones.  There has to be something from the 70s I haven't seen yet.


Tally: Watched 18, New 14

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