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Vibe Similar to The Ring


Based on the creeptastic trailer, it definitely has potential. The "seven days" curse is similar to The Ring, but I'm curious to see who/what the villain is. Looks like an evil spirit that possesses its victims.

It's been a while since I saw a horror film that stayed with me like The Ring (2002) or The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015).

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I got the feeling it's a blend of The Ring and It Follows.

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^ this
haven't seen it yet but hoping it's decent

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It looks like it has potential. It has a little bit of an hipster horror vibe to it though. It's like someone took 'elevated' horror and tried make it actually scary and unsettling, a bit of a hybrid film.

I wouldn't dream of this film measuring up to The Ring (2002), which is one of the greatest of all time.

I thought The Blackcoats Daughter was just alright. I could see this film surpassing it.

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I agree with you about The Ring. It's one of those movies that just always stays with you. The first time I saw it was an evening show and when I got home I remember staring at the ceiling for hours before finally falling asleep.

Smile is Parker Finn's first full length feature film so it'll be interesting to see his style.

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Interesting. The Ring is one of my all time favorite horror movies and it's actually responsible for getting me into horror movies to begin with. On the other hand, the Blackcoat's Daughter is one of my least favorite horror movies. There were some things I liked about it, but ultimately I felt that it didn't have much substance. (lol later one realized it's by the same guy who did The Pretty Thing Lives in the House, and I'm just like, well that figures).

At any rate, in addition to the 7 day curse, it does have that investigative vibe that The Ring had. I often dig those types of horror films: mystery/suspense sort of narrative. Really looking forward to this. Trailer fucked me up when I saw it.

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I think I fell asleep twice while watching The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) has a type of investigative plot that definitely kept my attention.

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I wish I fell asleep during The Pretty Thing lol but nah awake the whole time.

I saw that film a few years back. That was one of the scariest films I'd seen in years. Hell, even my dad liked it, and he typically hates horror movies.

Most recent example of an investigative horror that I've seen hmmm... I saw The Empty Man on HBO Max. It's a little bit long, and a little bit sloppy, but it's well filmed. I wouldn't say it's great, but it's entertaining enough.

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Watched the movie last nite. I liked it.

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TPTTLITH was the most pointless and boring films I've ever seen. It was like watching nothingness in slow motion.

I did like TAOJD though I haven't seen it in quite some time.

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Considering how intense The Blackcoat's Daughter was, I was shocked how boring Pretty Thing was (both directed by Oz Perkins, son of Anthony). I still haven't seen Perkins' third film Gretel & Hansel.

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With a little bit of The Outsider thrown in.

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I was thinking it was a perfect cross between The Ring and Fallen.

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I'd totally forgotten about Fallen. An underrated gem. The cat at the end was perfect.

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It also has a lot of similarities to Drag Me to Hell

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I agree, but The Ring is a quite bit better. However this is not terrible. It's rather decent considering most modern horror, I thought it was rather fresher and even though the ending was obviously going to occur, it has it's scary moments and I think it works.

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Indeed. Smile was a bit above average while The Ring is an all-time classic.

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exactly. It was decent tho. Better than I thought it would be.
The demon is not the thing that impresses me, it's the story and the humans with the smiles that works.

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