I was reading on Comingsoon.net via Empire about the efforts to earn an R rating for the remake of The Hills Have Eyes. One long and brutal scene has so far garnered an NC-17.
I was prompted to check out the Internet Movie Database entry on the film, due in 2006, and I discovered a message board entry -- no more lightweight PG-13 horror movies, someone celebrated. Here's a back to basics terrorfest.
The world's done another 360 again. Back in the '80s people were singing laments about the feeling that horror films had to be R-rated and spiced with gore. The economics of general audiences changed that more than a desire to create atmospheric art.
Some horror films need to be R or NC-17 . I'm all for a new "Hills" being as gory as it wants to be.
But I do love quiet scares too, and sometimes those are the best.
The Others with its eerie twists.
The Village with its lurking fears.
The Haunting with its unseen ghosts and loud noises.
The Univited with its ghostly seaside mansion.
Hey, it's all good.