Midnite Movie Mamacita's Four Favorite Scary Movies of 2011
|Courtesy of Andrea Beesley-Brown|
4. Grave Encounters
Twin Engine Films/95 minutes
The plot: The crew of a Ghost Hunters-style reality show investigates an abandoned asylum, only to have the spirits inside start killing them off one by one.
Andrea's take: "Its kinda like a mockumentary, except really freaky. This one is funny in the beginning, because it totally spoofs those Ghost Hunters programs. It does a really good job of making fun of those kinda people, because those guys are total tools with fauxhawks and Affliction t-shirts. Then they actually get stuck in a real haunted house/asylum. People were really freaked out when they saw it. It does a good job of scaring people with the whole 'found footage' trend."
3. The Silent House (La Casa Muda)
Tokio Films/86 minutes
The plot: In this Spanish-language horror film based on a true story, a father and daughter travel to the country to fix up an old house inhabited by spirits that don't want to be disturbed.
Andrea's take: "It's pretty creepy and has a nice reveal at the end. The whole gimmick is that it's supposedly done in one shot, so there's no cuts in-between scenes. It has a really creepy soundtrack and was really good at pacing and building tension."