Horror films in Hong Kong appeal to young and old alike for many reasons. They give people a great dose of excitement and stimulation, unlike any other movie genres. People watch them when they are bored, seeking for thrills or just wanting to be frightened. Having a little excitement amidst life’s daily grind by watching a horror flick is a good thing. An hour and thirty minutes spent on watching a great horror film is time well spent. On the other hand, watching an hour-long film that tries to scare you with cheap thrills will leave you disappointed in the end. If you want to watch a horror flick that is worth watching, it’s best to take note of the following tips.
Look for Rave Reviews
Most horror films release trailers these days. A horror trailer often shows the best parts of the movie which can make or break an audience. If the trailer doesn’t scare you then most probably the whole show will not be able to frighten you either. However, don’t be taken in by a good horror trailer because maybe those good parts are the only frightening segments in the movie. To make sure if it’s a good horror film, read its reviews on third party websites. You can also spend some time on fan forums and read what people think about the movie. If the horror film is really good, you will most likely read a lot of rave reviews. Otherwise, you’d better find another horror movie to watch.
Check the main cast and production crew
Try to check who are the main cast, the production crew, and the director of the show. Horror films directed by internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning directors such as James Wan will most probably be worthwhile. On the other hand, if the movie has a cast and production crew you’ve never seen or heard of before, then it’s best to read the reviews to assess the film.
Watch out for impressive special effects and makeup
Today, special effects and makeup add up to the film’s scare factor. They help materialize filmmakers’ ideas and vision to create frightening creatures and uncanny settings. Along with eerie sound effects and a good script, the film will surely be worth watching.
Keeping the mentioned points in mind will guarantee you thrill and experience of being totally frightened by a horror film. If the trailer or reviews already scare you, be sure to have someone to go with you to the show. Also, it’s best to watch horror films during Halloween to increase the feelings of excitement, and therefore will make you have a worthwhile experience. Bring your friends or family to enjoy a festive yet scary ambiance while watching such films. All in all, a movie that will leave you scared even after watching it is certainly a great horror film.