willular saidbased on the trailer, it just looks like it's going to be another gore/blood fest. much like Eli Roth's other films (cabin fever). to me it's not scary. it's not putting my mind into a particular setting/scenario. it's just seeing red blood and guts everywhere.
I get it. You like "psychological/smart horror". Though, I have to point out after seeing this said time and time again. So do I. But sometimes it can be fun to sit back & enjoy a special effects reel made by the hands of man. It's like a magic show. Oddly enough I don't like all that "torture porn" shit. I don't care for the "Hostel" films. I hate the "SAW" series. I despise "A Serbian Film". INSIDE, MARTYRS, MURDER-SET-PIECES are where I draw the lines. In Hostel, Seeing awful callous people killing for the awful sake because they have the money to afford to do so. There are 3 reasons I wanna see this: it's a throwback to 70's/80's italian amazon/cannibal flicks, it's a social commentary film about todays "social
Justice warriors", & of course the practical effects made by the handsof man. Thats rare in horror noawsdays. Otherwise I'd write this off as another "Eli Roth Torture Fest..."
However, just because some films have some gore in them, does NOT mean it can't be a "thinking man's Horror Film". No offense but some of the people on this site that complain about gore & cite "I'm just too sophisticated" go running to their tv set for the gory bore of a soap opera known as THE WALKING DEAD. Which by the way - has alot of gore!
I tried to engage & veer people into seeing this past years Horror film that many thought was a great throwback film in style & technicality called IT FOLLOWS. It made you think. It made you discuss. Yet some on here either bitched "it didn't spoonfeed me any explanations", "it was not fast paced enough" (i get it, everything has to be for the #Twitter generation now), it wasn't even gory at all but a great slow creepfest BUT then those that complained "it wasn't gory", "it was homophobic, no gay characters". Blah blah blah.
Anyways, point is - now in this specific films case - YES, this is a gory torture film. HOWEVER, NOT all Horror Films that contain gory special effects & such aren't "torture" films & certainly can be a complex thinking man's psychological film.