31 Days of Halloween: Day 24: Frailty (2001) – A Dark and Disturbing Thriller
You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Seven (1995)
Long Story Short:
A man shows up at the local police department and reveals the shocking truth about his father.
These are the kind of movies I miss. Frailty is a dark, twisted drama that suddenly turns into a disturbing thriller, that will have you gasp. It is also one of Matthew McConaughey’s best performances, but so many haven’t even heard of it, which is sad. Even the child actors are fantastic; usually children can come off slightly annoying, but this was not the case here, I felt every emotion they were going through and how they desperately tried to justify the father’s behavior. When I saw this movie back in 2001, I couldn’t sleep for almost a week because I kept wondering if this could be real. It is definitely a movie that goes beyond entertainment. It is often hard to watch, but keeps you glued to the screen, and guessing until the very end; it was highly praised by James Cameron (Titanic (1997), Avatar (2010), Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead (1981), Drag Me To Hell (2009)) and Stephen King, who called it the best horror movie of the year.