Originally posted by daverave
. Some are already slightly moving away from the path...........dave
Why do I think that is directed at me? :p
Trust me, it will be horrific. I just don't think the (figurative) 'monster' has be covered in gore or have limbs poking out to be horrific. For me, that's really not what makes an effective horror film. For me it's physiological as opposed to a gut reaction of seeing something visually appalling that makes something effectively horrifying.
For example, today I watched Full Metal Jacket (I know it's not a horror film, but bare with me) and I found seeing the fat guy shoot himself/his CO or seeing the other guys get shot by the sniper much less horrifying than thinking about what's going on his head, what damage the events of the film did to him, or wondering what he's going to do next. I find the look of menace he had much worse than if he had an arm drooping off.
Of course though, I'm still going for visual horror but it just want it to be a bit more subtle...