Top Five Dark Movies

Movies filmed on plots from the dark can be a real source of entertainment. You may choose to watch these movies alone with a bowl full of popcorn in front of you but I’d say you get friend or two to watch these with you. These are beyond the human imagination and tell tales from the dark side. I also watch dark movies and I dare watch them alone only during the day! Here are a few dark movies that are meant to scare our deepest thoughts and leave us scared enough not to even go to the bathroom alone!

Drag me to Hell has been so far the most dreading horror film that I have watched. It is about superstition, myth and dark curses in today’s scenario. I mean no one believes in these nowadays but this film really draws your faith into believing them. It revolves around a banker who refuses to lend loan to a needy, old age, creepy woman in favor of her organization. That same day the old woman dooms her with a curse that she would go to hell within a few days of the spell. Weird, scary incidents start occurring with her after that and she is forced to seek psychic help and when everything seems to be in control; the most shocking end comes whereby the old woman’s curse takes real form.

Another movie that shows the strong hold of the dark side into our worlds and how the dark souls wander is Grudge. It is about a curse that is born when someone dies in rage or sorrow and how the spell encircles everyone that gets involved and it forms a vicious circle of death. This movie had unbelievable, thrilling scenes coupled with excellent spooky music that gives you creeps even if you are watching the movie with a number of people.

Perfume is a movie about a boy who is an orphan and develops a schizophrenic personality with a sense of smell that is superhuman. In his pursuit of finding and possessing the scent he likes, he kills the person, mostly females. He is known as a serial killer, a murderer yet he doesn’t understand he is doing anything wrong. When he is finally arrested and is being sentenced the movie takes a flashback into all the events that led him there. The movie showed the extreme of human dark side.

The Ring also carried a rich plot that revolves around a cursed videotape. This videotape is title as ‘The Ring’ and when played it shows some disturbing images and while the viewer’s discomfort increases; the phone bell rings and a voice on the other end announces that the viewer will die in the next seven days. So it is believed that whoever watches the movie would die in the next seven days and all those who do are actually shown to die. Two main characters try and investigate the mystery behind the movie; one of them makes a copy of the film while the other keeps the original. As the story reaches the end all the others die only the girl with copy of the film remains alive; because she did not have the original movie.

SAW is an epic horror production by its directors. It is a strange story of survival where the life of one is dependent on the death of another. A psychopath masters the game and the death maze takes through painful series of acts that people have to do in order to survive. And these acts revel the dark side of mankind as to what levels can they go for their own survival even if it’s opening up someone’s intestinal tract to look for a key to their life.

At The Movies: Before the Internet

The Internet has changed the way we think about movies. Now, in an instant, nearly anything we want to know about a movie is at our fingertips. Nearly anything we want to know about a movie shown in the past is just a few keystrokes away.

Before the Internet, to learn about a new movie coming out we had to
• See a movie trailer on TV
• Watch a number of trailers at the movies before the main attraction
• Read about the movie in the newspaper’s tiny blurb
• Read reviews of movies in various publications
• Watch Siskel & Ebert’s Sneak Preview (later called At The Movies) on TV
• Read the church bulletin movie rating (as we did as kids) and then had to make the case for our movie of choice citing that the church would ban Bambi if it were able!

Now, with the Internet, not only can we watch an unlimited number of movie trailers, we can watch complete movies on our computer screen. Or, we can stream it to our large screens. Today, anything we want to know about a flick is available. We can read reviews from a variety of sources. We can learn all about the cast of a given show and find out what other roles they have performed in their career.

Thanks to the Internet, we can search to see what movie theaters are in our area. (Growing up in a suburb of Chicago, there were about four movie theater options within a relatively short drive from our house. One theater was in walking distance. Back then, you paid for your movie ticket and got in to see one — maybe two shows– if a Saturday matinee.) You nearly always stood in line because there was only one movie being shown at the theater. Today, most theaters are multi-plex with 6, 10, 14, 24 or more smaller theaters under one roof! This way, many movies are shown at slightly adjusted intervals to keep the ebb & flow of people fairly steady.

Today, we can find the theater we want to go to, see how long the show is, how much the show costs, all of the times it is playing in a day and which show might be the matinee- the one available at a discounted price. We can get their Motion Picture Association of America rating: G, PG, PG-13, R (and when I was a kid, X) mostly used by parents to supervise what their kids watch. If the movie we want to see is showing at an inconvenient time for us, we can see the details of every other movie showing at this same theater. In many cases, you can play the movie trailer right there on the theater site.

Thanks to the Internet, many movie houses let you buy advance tickets so we don’t have to wait in line-ever! How terrific is this? Pretty awesome.

The Social Network – A Facebook Movie Showing How It Got Started

Do you ever cruise the Internet and wonder how some of the more popular sites got their start? Can you imagine yourself creating the next MySpace or Facebook? If all of this sounds interesting to you there is a new movie that is a must see, The Social Network is the unofficial biography of how the social networking giant Facebook got started. The Facebook Movie may not be a golden globe winner, but it will definitely shake up commonly held ideas about what it takes to start a business and make it successful.

What is Social Networking?

There are a few people on the planet who are still unsure why these sites are so wildly popular. Facebook and MySpace are giants on the World Wide Web, nearly everyone has one or the other and some people have both. These sites are used to connect with friend and family both near and far as well as making new “friends”. Depending on the site you use you will have some latitude in designing your profile page, MySpace allows a great deal of creativity including backgrounds and music, where Facebook is a bit more plain Jane.

What most of these social network sites do have in common is the ability for you to share your life in pictures, comments and messages to a broad number of people all around the globe. That is the draw and appeal today though in the beginning Facebook was merely used among certain colleges, beginning with Harvard.

Today, however Facebook is the way people interact, both good and bad. It is not uncommon to see an all out war on the pages of the site between two or more people. Pictures, comments and messages can become extremely revealing and ugly and it is hard to imagine just how many people are watching the drama from afar silently.

The Social Network – A Facebook Movie

The Social Network is a movie about how all of this got started. The plot and script are based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich and neither have been sanctioned by the people closest to the top at Facebook. This tale of money, genius, betrayal and sex should make for a great guilty pleasure, even if the facts are not 100% verified by the people they are about! It is very unlikely the people portrayed would be absolutely honest about their character flaws or weaknesses anyway.

There is a great cast set for The Social Network including Brenda Song and Justin Timberlake. If you have always wondered what it would take to start an extremely popular and prosperous website this is the movie for you! Of course, most of us will go see the Facebook Movie just to revel in the money, betrayal and intimate relationships but either way it should be a blast!