• 10 Terrible Horror Movie Gimmicks That Are More Snooze Than Scare

    12 days ago - By GameSpot

    Horror filmmakers love a good gimmick. At their best, gimmicks allow directors do something interesting with the story and characters, creating inventive and scary situations. Films such as Candyman, The Ring, and A Nightmare on Elm Street all have simple but highly effective gimmicks-whether it's saying the name of a ghostly killer, watching a cursed videotape, or simply falling asleep. They work brilliantly and have made the movies much-loved classics of the genre. But a bad gimmick can destroy any chance a horror movie has of being scary or compelling. If an entire film is structured...
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