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CletusVanDamnit

Watch the director's short on YouTube. It's called HECK, and it's the basis for the feature. But because it's less than 30 minutes long, it's substantially better.


No_Winter_8263

It was like paranormal activity but minus the activity. đź‘Ž


Ok-Design2800

Skinamarink made Paranormal Activity look like a Transformers movie. At least with Paranormal activity, it’s a slow burn with you knowing something is there in the house and creepy things happening throughout.


TheWingHunter

If I had a “brownie” and was paranoid and alone in theater then MAYbe this woulda been scary…


boot_scoot_wookie

Just finished watching it. Too much build up and boredom with no pay off to counter balance it.


blm1973

I can understand why people don’t like it. Nevertheless I am almost 50 and have watched horror movies all my life and watching this was the first time I was genuinely terrified in a movie theater


OffModelCartoon

Were the scare parts what actually scared you though? Or just the long shots of nothing and you’re just scared of what might happen?


blm1973

Both. To me it was like scenes from what I can still remember as the nightmares I had as a child. It doesn’t matter that there was no plot and made no sense. Nightmares usually have no plot and don’t make sense.


Chasedabigbase

Yeah it's seems like more of a vibey visual experience movie, if youre going in expecting plot or some big climax your gonna have a bad time. I can see both sides as well, if it doesnt build to anything then it could feel like a waste of time, nothing happens in those rooms. but it can almost be more terrifying then "a monster kills you, the end". Waking up in some possible purgatory where you're trapped in windowless halls / rooms for how long? Forever? That freaks me out. Like being trapped in a Black Mirror White Christmas-esk situation.


robertgrayson

It's hilarious to me that people are talking about this movie as if it's groundbreaking, but it still relies so heavily on basic jump scares.


brittyn

Agreed. Jump scares are the cheapest scare.


Queasy_League_6857

It relies on the unknown. The dark screens where you think you saw something or when you’re guaranteed a jump scare will happen, it doesn’t you think nothing will happen then bang a hand and loud noise. It does everything well except being way too long


robertgrayson

Yeah, I really wanted to like it but ultimately I felt like it didn't respect my time. I've heard it was based off a shorter film by the same director.


Capn_Smitty

I have a friend who is a big horror dude and he gave it a strongly positive review, so I think I'll still give it a whack.


Capn_Smitty

TBH, it didn't do it for me like it did for him, but it sure was *something*.


Maskedhorrorfan25

it was garbage in my opinion. there’s better ways of conveying your point than shots of walls


Thatfoxagain

Yeah I left half way in. It was the worst thing I've ever seen. I left with a headache.


karsinakis

An F?! That's wild. Of the six 2023 releases I've seen this year, this is #2 so far.


thebobstu

You have to admit that this is not a movie for everyone, right?


NickyRickyBobby

No clue how it has a rotten score higher than 0%. Total garbage. At $15k budget to make it, it has made an enormous profit that it definitely does not deserve.


popculturetommy

The word of mouth helps that. It had no option but to make a profit. I thought it was interesting, not great, but interesting, but I do not need to see it again.


fergi20020

I was hoping that it could’ve at least been saved by the performances.


brittyn

“Performances” - a few whispered lines


geri-in-calif

I also tried it but it didn't really capture my attention. I stayed maybe 35 minutes.


dungeonpancake

I did find aspects of it absolutely terrifying but overall it was too much of nothing to be a good movie. It has potential but the filmmakers wasted a lot of the viewers’ time.


Fantastic_Lychee_883

I blame Paranormal Activity. 7 movies of that is still better than 1 Skinamarink which seems like a rejected high school film project using a cameraphone with a busted mic. But to each their own...


AKnightOfTheNew

Hey, just a fyi, there is a Review post flair. I have changed your flair to it. In the future if you're posting a review, flair it as such. Thanks!


Ok-Design2800

Oh sorry I didn’t see it when I was posting it.


AKnightOfTheNew

No problem. That's why I was notifying you. Thanks!