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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    I liked it. It was surprisingly funny, but also had some surprising scares and imagery.
    There's one scene that's very subtle that a lot of people missed that I thought was super creepy. I'd like to see more of that in a sequel. Most of the scares were a bit too tropey for my taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrift View Post
    There's one scene that's very subtle that a lot of people missed that I thought was super creepy. I'd like to see more of that in a sequel. Most of the scares were a bit too tropey for my taste.
    Which one do you mean?

    I thought the garage scene was good, and the dancing was freaky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    Which one do you mean?

    I thought the garage scene was good, and the dancing was freaky.
    So's not to spoil it, I'll type it below in white text:

    When the kid is reading about the history of the town, the librarian who helped him can be seen some distance behind him over his shoulder, out of focus, with a mischievous/evil grin on her face and standing at a weird angle. But in a cut that's taken at another angle, the same (presumably real) librarian is seen instead sitting at her desk. It's never referred back to again in the movie. Another equally creepy scene is when the girl is walking into her house and her father is watching the kids show, and as they're talking to one another, you can hear the voices on the TV set are all distorted. That one is less creepy because they later refer back to that program (but I think the voices are no longer distorted).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrift View Post
    So's not to spoil it, I'll type it below in white text:

    When the kid is reading about the history of the town, the librarian who helped him can be seen some distance behind him over his shoulder, out of focus, with a mischievous/evil grin on her face and standing at a weird angle. But in a cut that's taken at another angle, the same (presumably real) librarian is seen instead sitting at her desk. It's never referred back to again in the movie. Another equally creepy scene is when the girl is walking into her house and her father is watching the kids show, and as they're talking to one another, you can hear the voices on the TV set are all distorted. That one is less creepy because they later refer back to that program (but I think the voices are no longer distorted).
    I missed the second one, but I actually caught the first one--kind of (it is subtle; I mostly just noticed something odd about it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    I missed the second one, but I actually caught the first one--kind of (it is subtle; I mostly just noticed something odd about it).
    The first one was super creepy and gave me chills as soon as I noticed it. The follow up scene in the basement was pretty cool too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrift View Post
    The first one was super creepy and gave me chills as soon as I noticed it. The follow up scene in the basement was pretty cool too.
    I think what impressed me most about the movie was that they had 7 kids in the main group, and each one of them had an arc (and a pretty good arc, at that). That's an achievement.
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    Let me see if I can remember all 7 kids names off the top of my head:

    MILD SPOILER ALERT



    Bill, Georgie's older brother, main character, sort-of heart of the group
    Bev, kid with a freaky-as-heck dad, also probably the bravest
    Mike, kid who has to shoot sheep in the head, lost his parents to a fire
    Eddie, kid with a health nut mom, deathly afraid of germs and lepers
    Ben, parallel universe cast member of Heavyweights, also book nerd, poet, and aspiring detective
    Stan, son of the town rabbi who's studying for his bar mitzvah
    Richie, sarcastic funny kid with a dirty mouth

    I might just have a poor memory, but I couldn't do that, from memory, with most movies (even the day after). Cramming seven memorable main characters--each with personality and most with backstory--into a two-hour movie is impressive.
    Last edited by Zymologist; 09-14-2017 at 05:39 PM.
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  10. Amen Zymologist, Cerebrum123 amen'd this post.

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