Throwback Movie Reviews: Favorite Horror Movies of 2004

In 2004 there were many top movies but these caught my eye the most –  the ones that I remember in my senior year of high school, 13 years later. Scary movies have a tendency of sticking to the brain longer because of the thrill they can give a person. 2004 was a little bit ago so movie effects have improved in techniques. Old movies that were in 2004 and before then had sequels to now and in this time period.

For example, The Seed of Chucky was a popular 2004 movie, along with the three others before that.

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Now since then, two more sequels have made it to the big screen with major changes. Some may not appreciate the new movies that come out because too much has changed for them. My personal opinion is that once something has been good ten years ago, most of the time the next one is not that good. I think because the crew “modernizes” everything and that’s not how it was before.

 

There is also a movie that caught my eye from the past which was Secret Window.

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The secret window hasn’t had a sequel yet but I think it is possible it could. This is the story: while in the process of an ugly divorce from his wife (Maria Bello), writer Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp) relocates to his remote cabin in upstate New York for solitude. Attempting to recover his mental health, Rainey has the misfortune of being found by John Shooter (John Turturro), a farmer who claims Rainey plagiarized his work. At first, Rainey ignores the accusations, but Shooter has no intention of quietly disappearing. Soon, Shooter becomes increasingly vicious in his quest for retribution.

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This is an example of what I mean scary movies can have an impact for a long time. I find it easier to remember a scary movie than a non-scary movie. Movies also can have remakes which could either be good or bad. Most of the time I think they are bad because I feel like they miss the mark of the old effect, whether actually scary or just entertaining, of the original movie we’ve loved for 13 years.

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  1. I liked how a personal narrative was included in the article, it made it more interesting…also, this was a creative idea for an article topic.

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