Sunday, October 7, 2018

24 Days to Halloween- 1995 Se7en

Over the next 100 days, I will present one movie of significances in horror, suspense or thrillers for each year from 1919 to 2018. The next film presented here is the 1995 crime thriller "Se7en" starring Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher.

Se7en (1995)
Dir- David Fincher

Have you ever wished that a movie could use the very elements that once made Horror possible? A mere crime drama opens up to a retiring detective who has signed on for one more case. His partner is a rookie detective who is still green. The city is held at bay by a killer who is using the Bible and the seven deadly sins to create horrifying scenes of death and suffering. In the course of the ongoing investigation the two clash at what it takes to find the killer. Using unorthodox techniques, the two come closer to the killer while at the same time discovering they are far from catching him. Seven is the rare movie that does not bow to the conventions of mediocrity; instead, it pulls upon the classic technique of withholding the shocking scene and letting the viewer's imagination take it from there. The result is an ending that is very disturbing and hits the audience where it usually doesn't. A damn fine movie and an excellent vehicle for Brad Pitt and the outstanding Morgan Freeman.

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