Different things can surprise youPosted: July 1, 2011
A well made film is excellent. It’s not always good because it’s your type of film, but occasionally you’ll get a gem that whilst it doesn’t convert you to liking another genre, it does pleasantly surprise you. I found this out with a film called Seconds Apart.
What is Seconds Apart? It’s a supernatural horror film about two twins with extraordinary powers. Here’s a quick synopsis from IMDB:
Seth and Jonah are twins with a dangerous ability: telepathy. Things start to spiral out of their control as their classmates end up dying in twisted and bizarre ways. The police suspect them. But, jealousy begins to divide them and soon they can no longer trust each other. Leading up to a horrific battle against themselves.
Why did I enjoy the film? Well, Emily King is far more of a horror fan than I, but this film did have a few nice twists. I won’t spoil it for you, you’ll just have to watch the film! The acting was actually fairly good, and the creepiness factor within the family of the twins was turned to 11. While for the best part of the film, the twins are more or less like-minded in their desire to kill, however the further through the film you go, the more you realise just how different these twins are to each other. Orlando Jones’ character throughout the film was mostly okay, I do feel they may have overplayed the ending. You’ll understand when/if you see it.
But it’s interesting how people come to like particular genres, while leaving other ones alone. Now I don’t want to turn this post into a genre-based one as that is not my intention. What I will talk about however is some things being appealing outside of you usual genres.
But how do you know what is good if you’re not into it? Well, that’s when you have to rely on the opinions of people that are into those genres. Also make sure they answer why its good. The last thing you want is the advice of someone who considers something a plus, when you consider it a minus. I personally love the idea of a non-physical being in horror films killing people, such as in Final Destination, but some others prefer a good ol’ slasher instead, having an enemy that is not only defeatable, but punishable.
You know the old saying: “Variety is the spice of life”.