When it comes to scary movies, they just seems to be getting better and better - more jump scares, more gore, more suspense, and scenes guaranteed to leave us sleeping with the lights on.
But the latest "grotesque" movie with a difference had reviewers walking out at the Venice Film Festival.
There's always time for a good old horror movie.
Fans of all things spooky still can't pass up an opportunity to watch a scary flick.
There's something twisted within us that just loves a good scare.Nothing about being completely creeped out, jumping out of your skin, or sleeping with the light on after embarking on a late-night horror movie viewing seems all that appealing. But somehow, the horror franchise has racked up quite a significant fanbase.
A well-executed horror can leave us feeling suitably terrified.From ghosts and demons to gore and cold-blooded murder, there seems to be no end to what producers can come up with for their latest horror-related ventures, and for what we are willing to endure.
It's almost like an addiction.No matter how frightening or gory, it seems we just can’t stop watching.
And there's a race to keep topping the scare-factor.With decades worth of horror cinematic history, we have gotten used to the usual horror tropes thrown at us on-screen, so writers are constantly having to find frightening new avenues to explore to add a new narrative to the classic horror franchise.
But a film doesn't have to be a horror to be horrifying.
As one viral movie has proven this week.
Mainstream is the latest Andrew Garfield movie.
It also stars 'Stranger Things' Maya Hawke, Johnny Knoxville, Jason Schwartzman and 'Paper Towns' Nat Wolf, and was co-written and directed by Gia Coppola, the granddaughter of Francis Ford.
It's all about young people trying to find fame in the internet age - and it's safe to say it's had a pretty mixed reception.
Reviewers reportedly walked out when it debuted at the Venice Film Festival.
Reviewers have criticized the "go-for-broke horrendousness," alongside Garfield's "grotesque" performance.
It's been labelled "one of the most obnoxious ever."
And a "a messy, childish scrawl of a film."
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