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A movie with no tension at all


An unstoppable force kills people who don't know what's going on and have no means of defense and no chance of escape. When you know everyone is gonna die, and it was blatantly obvious this was the case, it's really not scary. There's no suspense. It's just sitting around waiting for people to die.

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An unstoppable force kills people who don't know what's going on and have no means of defense and no chance of escape. When you know everyone is gonna die, and it was blatantly obvious this was the case, it's really not scary. There's no suspense. It's just sitting around waiting for people to die.


So it was kind of like visiting a Nursing Home you say?

Treehouse of Horror VI (with Groundskeeper Willie playing a Freddy Kruger knock-off) "Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace"

Lisa: Bart! Do you realize what this means? The next time we fall asleep, we could die!

Grampa: Heh! Welcome to my world! (falls asleep and snores)

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This was exactly the problem with it. No tension, ominous atmosphere, sense of dread, little characterization or story, just jumping from kill to kill. Even among slashers it's unusually light on these things, they don't give you a reason to care. The concept for the movie is great, but if you look to the likes of Fulci's House by the Cemetery there's similarities there, but HbtC is a much better film (even with its' own problems due to dubbing and fx budget).

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