Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Best Christian Halloween Movie that Comes out a Week after Halloween

Someday I hope to understand why a Christian horror film was released the week after Halloween instead of, say, the week before?  When people were in the mood for a supernatural scary movie?  Anybody want to help me figure this one out?   House  finally comes out this week, directed by Robby Henson , who made the interesting The Visitation  and the awful Thr3e .  This time he combines The Visitation 's author Frank Peretti with Thr3e author Ted Dekkar.  What will that bring? Anyway, sorry for the lack of posts this week, I'll try and do better next week.  This weekend sees the long-delayed opening of Ted Dekkar & Frank Peretti's House .  Will it fulfil the promise of its genuinly creepy trailer?  How well will it do against the stiff competition of Madagascar 2 & Soul Men (the 2nd to last film that Bernie Mac ever made)?  I'll be back Monday with the box office figures.  Till then, you might want to read the only professional review of House , from CT Movies .  It looks like it wasn't screened for regular critics , which is almost always a bad sign.   Subscribe to the SuperCandid Podcast, the number 1 podcast for Christian movies SuperCandid - The SuperCandid Podcast - The SuperCandid Podcast Subscribe to the SuperCandid Blog Save This Page Add to Technorati Favorites

2 comments:

AceFire said...

"It looks like it wasn't screened for regular critics , which is almost always a bad sign." Not true and it is highly subjective. Critics have a view of movies that they perceive to be great or not great and then somewhere in between. Films as far as I am concerned are like food - it is to the mental tastes of the audience you seek to make it for unless of course you want to crossover then you will need to seek someone with expertise in that field. Unless the critics are into those kind of films it is in my opinion a complete waste of time and money.

jonnyflash said...

I have found it to be true that when a movie is not screened for critics it is because the studios are fairly certain it will get only negative reviews. It is done on a regular basis, and fairly often.

Fireproof, for example, screened for regular critics and received positive reviews from even such cynics as the New York Times.