A yawn-inducing sub-genre of Hollywood's inferior breed of horror-lite thriller films of the 2000s. It's typically a film
that attempts to take
everything that was great and terrifying about Damien's character in "The Omen" and "make it new."
Typically there is very little
creativity and much recycled, cliché film
-making techniques. An example is how every
somewhat frightening or suspenseful scene is ruined by obnoxious orchestral cues intended
to add to the tension, but ironically
just serve to defuse it. Such an effect really only seems
to act as a moral narrative or guidance and bracket the semi-interesting parts in these films so the audience
The commercial formula usually consists of a 90-minute run-time, rated PG-13, sprinkled with just enough names to draw in and slightly frighten (hence "horror-lite") its core, money-making crowd: white, American suburbanite teenyboppers
Needless to say, these films should be avoided. They offer little to no entertainment and insult
the horror genre. Any producers associated with these films should be ashamed
of themselves for funding such unimaginative trash.
Bless The Child, Godsend, The Plague, Orphan, etc.
"Wow, another Creepy
Kid movie. I wonder what happens."