What do we think about film now folks, after all, it's been around for a while now, at the time of release and for many years afterwards it seemed to split opinions down the middle with horror fans; some saying it was a cheap unscary, even boring little attempt which only got somewhere out of all the hype, and largely because American audiences are scared of absolutely everything.
On the other hand the realism threw people off, and when the characters get lost it acquired a feeling of hopelessness and being out of control, the sound effects of crying babies and movements in the woods, and the final dungeon scene appeared to leave space for the imagination and a sense of dread, evil is banal, the film appeared to be banal and show us the ordinary, but it was anything but.
I'm probably a fan.
Post the hype, watching it as though it's a rare "dvd find", or pretending it's an unknown lil film and divorced from the web hype i works for me, and did it change horror for better or worse?
Paranormal Activity and many other films seem to still be following in its footsteps whereas Torture Porn seems to have dropped off fairly quickly after its early bursts and saturation?