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Incantation 2022 Movie Review Poster Trailer Online
If you like horror movies, you might have watched stuff at the end of which you were either 1. Glad it was over 2. Or, glad you watched it because it was fun 3. Or, both but now didn’t want to dream about the movie
This film did something that I haven’t come across before. Towards the end of the movie, it’ll leave you feeling like you are and will continue to be a part of the movie. Get it? I was like “That was a good movie, I’m glad I watched it, but WHY did I watch it?” It’s tough to explain this feeling without spoiling it so I’ll leave it there.
Incantation is a story about a mother’s drive to protect her daughter from a curse, no matter what/who comes in her way.
The movie is shot in found-footage (FF, cinematic technique in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings); showing a movie in the form of a recording is fine, but the purpose of the recording and the audience’s involvement with the recording is what IMO makes or breaks the FF sub-genre and I have to say, they’ve made really GOOD use of this technique, just by better writing. I so wish I could tell more.
Horror movies that make you feel uneasy/creeped out are so much better than the ones that heavily rely on cheap jump scares. I counted a grand total of ONE jump scare in this movie, so that is a major plus in my books. There’s this continued sense of eeriness and the creeps (goosebumps galore) throughout the movie, all well conveyed by the audio-visuals and just plain silence. The acting by everybody involved was good, including the kid.
The movie does have flaws IMO, a couple dumb moments here and there, but you can’t expect to make everyone happy as a moviemaker. If I look past that, it’s a regular horror movie with a certain twist that makes it a GOOD horror movie, the best of the year so far…?
If you like horror movies, check this out. Watch it especially if you’re a fan of the FF sub-genre, they’ve done something that you may not have seen before.