Review: 1920 London

Each time I walk into a hall to watch a horror movie with or without expectations, I mostly end up disappointed; not because it fails to scare me but I often find myself asking a question. Is it so difficult to make a good horror movie? Perhaps, it must be.

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‘1920 London’ is the third installment to Director Vikram Bhatt’s successful movie; if you ask me, ‘1920’ is among the best of the very few good horror movies. Scenes weren’t really ripped off and though it wasn’t completely original, it worked! A well-written film well-directed which managed to give you the creeps. Bhatt is surely good at his craft at least, when he attempts horror. So, probably this one (and the second part too) might have been a tad better if he just not wrote the story but also directed it.

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‘1920 London’ isn’t just bad horror. It’s a pathetic movie. Terribly misdirected by Tinu Suresh Desai with equally poor performances, it also has some tuneless songs, a laughable background score and clumsy dialogues. The twist in the plot is so obvious and the back-story isn’t emotional but hilarious, quite like the few scenes which might have been meant to spook you.

‘Sanam Re’ is the worst I have seen this year so far. ‘1920 London’ is no better.

Each time I walk into a hall to watch a horror movie with or without expectations, I mostly end up disappointed; not because it fails to scare me but I often find myself asking a question. Is it so difficult to make a good horror movie? Perhaps, it must be. '1920 London' is the third installment to Director Vikram Bhatt's successful movie; if you ask me, '1920' is among the best of the very few good horror movies. Scenes weren't really ripped off and though it wasn't completely original, it worked! A well-written film well-directed which managed to give you…
Horror may be a tough genre to crack but some innovative thinking coupled with smart direction can surely do the trick. Alas! The best or better filmmakers choose not to attempt horror.

My Verdict

My Verdict

0.5

Horror may be a tough genre to crack but some innovative thinking coupled with smart direction can surely do the trick. Alas! The best or better filmmakers choose not to attempt horror.

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Abhirup Dhar

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I don't watch movies... I live them! Let me introduce myself. Abhirup Dhar was born in Kolkata and is still being brought up in India. A banker by profession, he is filmy to the core and is passionate about reviewing movies and writing. He likes to live on his own… he likes to be blunt, sarcastic, famous, infamous, confident, over-confident, moody at times… he likes to be himself. He is imperfect because perfection is boring. His love for movies dates back to his childhood days when he studied in a boarding school. A three-month Winter Vacation every year… and he made sure he watched as many movies then. Parents thought it was a phase... he knew it was Passion and he knew it back then itself. The craziness to watch movies on the Big Screen began during the last two years of school when he literally bunked to town so that he could catch up with the new Hindi Movie releases. Some thought he was plain crazy. He confirmed it was Passion... yet again. The hard fact is that not always can you walk a path you are passionate about. You have expectations to fulfill and Life to be made. But Life gives you chances and you have to grab them. So... here is he... your friendly critic who will be giving you his Verdict every week so that you can decide which release is worth your moolah and which is not! See you at the Movies! Stay connected at Facebook and Twitter!
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