One of the things that I’m always preaching here is to open up your comfort zone to different types of movies. I know to most of you reading this, I’m probably preaching to the choir, but there are newer fans to the genre, or film in general that don’t care for subtitles. “I want to watch a movie, not read it!” is the best response that I’ve gotten over the years. But the funny thing is that the more subtitled movies you watch, the faster you read them, to the point where you’re not even reading them but just glancing at the words at the bottom of the screen and your brain does the rest. True story. Well, at least I believe it. But it will get easier.
Another reason this is something horror fans should do is because it allows you see films from different countries, different cultures, beliefs, and so many other things that could affect the way they are telling a story. It opens your eyes to a lot of incredible cinema by doing that.
So for this month, our mission is pretty easy: Find 2 horror films that you’ve never seen before that have subtitles. You need to find and watch them and report back here by 11:59pm, on July 31st. Simple enough, right?
I supposed I have to point out the movie has to be in a foreign language and you just can’t watch an American film with the subtitles on. Sorry folks, just had to throw that clarification out there for the soldier who thought he could be sneaky. That guy is going to end up cleaning the latrine with a toothbrush. The point of this mission is to help you experience the genre from a different point of view, a different style, and hopefully be entertained!
Good Luck and can’t want to hear your reports!