Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Grey is terrifying

The snow is bad enough...

The Grey is one of the scariest movies I have ever seen. Like many scary movies, The Grey contains an isolated group hunted by a unseen force. It doesn't have ghosts, zombies or serial killers. The enemy is two-fold; the Alaskan wilderness and a pack of wolves.

...Then you add this
The Alaskan wilderness looked fantastic, bleak and terrifying. The wolves are tension building and scary. The group of survivors are a good mix of horror tropes: asshole, black guy, nice guy and knowledgeable guy played by Liam Neeson. They play off each other well and their arguments about how to proceed are great.

I'm not too big a horror guy, but The Grey could end up being one of my favorite movies of the year.

***1/2 stars.