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#1 Night Elf

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:38 PM

I'm so bored that I'm considering going to see this in the morning. Am I truly that dumb? I wouldn't be able to sleep for weeks I'm sure. I'm already planning on seeing a horror movie in December but my oldest dd is going with me. I don't know if I can handle IT but there isn't anything else playing that looks good.

 

Has anyone seen it?



#2 OrganicJen

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:40 PM

I read the book a very long time ago and I thought it had a rape scene but I may not be remembering correctly. Just something to know in case it matters to you.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:45 PM

My sleep is too precious these days to risk losing any of it!
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:47 PM

My sleep is too precious these days to risk losing any of it!


Same here. Yikes. I can't take scary movies anymore.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:49 PM

It's less gory than modern horror films and more old school jump scares. The scary parts reminded me of The Shining, more creepy than gross. The s*x scene is completely omitted although the girl's father is inappropriate like he is in the book. I watched it to decide if my son could see it and didn't have any issues, and I don't watch (though I do read) horror.

ETA: Common sense media is my go-to source for reviews that detail more "adult" parts without spoilers.

Edited by ErinE, 12 October 2017 - 03:52 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:55 PM

It's less gory than modern horror films and more old school jump scares. The scary parts reminded me of The Shining, more creepy than gross. The s*x scene is completely omitted although the girl's father is inappropriate like he is in the book. I watched it to decide if my son could see it and didn't have any issues, and I don't watch (though I do read) horror.

ETA: Common sense media is my go-to source for reviews that detail more "adult" parts without spoilers.


Well I am glad to hear they left out THAT scene.

#7 ErinE

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:30 PM

Well I am glad to hear they left out THAT scene.


Yeah. I can't believe an editor didn't push back and recommend a rewrite.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:06 PM

Ugh. I don't know. I wish I had someone to go with me but even my dd refuses to try it. She saw the trailers and decided it was too much. I just want to go see a movie tomorrow morning/afternoon rather than sit home all day waiting for a call from CVS about that job.


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#9 OrganicJen

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:08 PM

I went to see 127 Hours by myself really late at night. I still remember being barely able to make it to my car I was so shaken up by the vivid traumatic ending.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:09 PM

Ugh. I don't know. I wish I had someone to go with me but even my dd refuses to try it. She saw the trailers and decided it was too much. I just want to go see a movie tomorrow morning/afternoon rather than sit home all day waiting for a call from CVS about that job.


The CVS people are certainly taking their time about letting you know about the job. :glare:

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:21 PM

The CVS people are certainly taking their time about letting you know about the job. :glare:

 

I'll update in a separate post just in case anyone else is interested. 


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:25 PM

I'll update in a separate post just in case anyone else is interested.


Good idea! :)

#13 Chris in VA

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:02 PM

I went to see 127 Hours by myself really late at night. I still remember being barely able to make it to my car I was so shaken up by the vivid traumatic ending.

If you watch it backwards, it becomes an uplifting story of an amputee who finds an arm in the wilderness. 

 

 

Ok, it's late. 


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:00 PM

I read the book many years ago.  Loved it but was certainly very scared by it.  I was creeped out even walking into a room that had any kind of drain.

 

I saw the movie and thought it was ok.  Not really very scary and certainly not freaked afterwards.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:51 PM

If you watch it backwards, it becomes an uplifting story of an amputee who finds an arm in the wilderness. 

 

 

Ok, it's late. 

 

Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:02 PM

We are going to see it on Tuesday.  I'm not a fan of scary movies but my kids talked me in to it.  The three of us are going with another Mom and her kids.  You're welcome to join us.   :D



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:22 PM

My teens and I went to see it. We enjoyed it. It was creepy while watching it, but none of us lost any sleep afterward.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:39 PM

It isn't some viscerally terrifying horror movie.  It features a Stephen King-esque set of oddball buddies, plus their bullies--  you'll probably find it familiar if you've seen Stand By Me. Plus, there is a spooky shape shifting monster that tries to scare each of them.   It contains a bit of gore and some old-school jump scares.  I think most people would get a kick of out it, and not have nightmares afterwards.

 

See how I said IT a couple times with a double meaning?  Clever huh?


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:49 AM

We saw it last night.  My teens who really aren't familiar with Stephen King books/movies were pretty freaked out.  I laughed through most of it. There were 2 jumps that got me.  There were a lot of other people in the theater who sounded pretty freaked too. 

 

Really, in comparison to some of the other older movies Stephen King movies that I was a junkie reading/watching when I was younger, I really thought IT was mild. 

 

 



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:42 AM

We saw it last night. My teens who really aren't familiar with Stephen King books/movies were pretty freaked out. I laughed through most of it. There were 2 jumps that got me. There were a lot of other people in the theater who sounded pretty freaked too.

Really, in comparison to some of the other older movies Stephen King movies that I was a junkie reading/watching when I was younger, I really thought IT was mild.


I thought the movie fairly tame, but my son kept talking about how scary the woman was.

Me: What woman?
DS: The woman in the painting.
Me: The Modigliani? Don't tell your father. He loves the artist.
DS: *shudder* She was terrifying.
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