Criminally Underrated Horror
Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 03/01/13
This was one of the most underrated films of the year, and I frankly was incredibly surprised by the films quality. This movie was released in the earliest bits of the year, which is usually a garbage can were studios can dump movies they don’t know what to do with. 2012 was no different, but among all the awful horror flicks and un-funny comedies there are movies that are legitimately good, and The Grey was one of those movies. It’s A Diamond in the rough.
The movie is full of a horrifying sense of hopelessness. The whole time you know that are intrepid adventurers are doomed and that the wolves, animals that have lived in the ice and snow for thousands of years, will inevitably win. This movie is unlikely to have a happy ending, yet despite that it gets you invested in the characters, your sad when the characters start dying.
Amongst the feeling of impending doom there is a feeling of cold, this was an incredibly cold movie. The movie is shot in such away that you feel very much like you are there in the freezing cold. It’s reminiscent of John Carpenters the Thing in its setting and tone.
Overall The Grey is criminally underrated. The fact that this film was only release about a year ago and somehow has already been forgotten is a sad one. It is rare that we get a horror movie as smart and as brutal as this one.