That's probably the first American horror film that disturbed me. The opening was horrifying.
It was so goddamned DARK, in the literal sense. Nobody can turn on a fucking lamp? And those ghost kids were stupid at the end. But the snuff stuff was well done.
Yeah, I know the ending...
The snuff films were excellently done! The tree hanging was hard to watch.
I rarely find a movie that actually scares me but this one did. I couldn't stop thinking about it for days.
I never had such reaction to an ending. On the one hand, I thought it was an awesome twist, on the other, I thought it was corny.
The ending didn't bother me - it made sense given what was happening and the selfishness of Ethan Hawke's character.
However, there's really no one to root for in this film. Hawke's character is a major jerk and the other characters are so underwritten.
But yes, the super 8 films of the murders were really effective. The one with the lawnmower really makes you jump.
Putting the ghost kids in there ruined it with the bad makeup and slow motion.
And the "shh" moments when they *pop* away are laughable.
Horror filmmakers have forgotten that less is more.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
Please include as much information about the hardware (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone etc), operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS etc) and browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer etc) that you are using as possible to help us replicate and fix the problem.
Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
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