mum and dad
The Horror Channel is my favourite channel, for obvious reasons, but it is especially when it shows horror films that I really really like, Eden Lake is one of them. 'Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.' I really like this film, like really like this film, it is one of the only films to make me feel uncomfortable - which is the closest to me being scared that you can really get.
Eden Lake is, in my eyes, a realistic movie, one that could actually happen - the new War of the Worlds did this to me too, just because you could see it actually happening. In Eden Lake a couple go away and camp, when they are just pretty much attacked by a group of teens, this could happen! I went camping with friends a few months back and we could have been attacked. It has happened in the past and that's what makes this so scary but also makes it such a good film I feel. And my mother kind of thought the same...
Yes, I watched this with my mother, I and my dad had both already seen it, I loved it as mentioned above, and my dad liked it too. She had not even heard of it so had no idea about it, which is sometimes better, but made sure to ask questions if it was nasty, I obviously said no.. Well, it wasn't going to scar her... I hoped.
It didn't scar her, like she has been able to leave the house and such since, but she was very very stressed out by it, similar to how she is during the Walking Dead, where she hides and asks questions. With Eden Lake it was no different, she did she same thing, yet, yet, we did have to stop it a few times for various reasons and she kept wanting to go back to it. Like everytime she was sat back down, she would ask to go back to it, which, for a film with a storyline you don't technically need to watch all in one, is pretty good and is not something that happens a lot.
Unlike Creep, Mum didn't really jump that much at this, but I would say she was actually a bit more stressed out. I think it was just that they were under attack from more people in Eden Lake, and Eden Lake as a film is more harsh, it has some truely nasty moments in it.. Mum has a bit of a love/hate relationship with nasty moments and films, bit like me watching Embarrassing Bodies, you want to watch, make yourself watch it, but then kind of regret it as, like my dad says, somethings you can't unsee... With Eden Lake, she couldn't not watch really, even when she was super stressed over it or tense, she had to watch, and the film stuck with her. She even went to work and told her work buddies about it, kind of saying they should watch it but then again it was awful and they shouldn't.
This film stuck with my mum, it hit her, and she remembered it, even telling people about it. I feel, and so did the genius Alfred Hitchcock, that that makes it a good film, if someone remembers a film and it affects them - that means a film has done a good job. Bravo, Eden Lake, for scaring my mother.
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