Use Something Stronger than Silk to Tie the Victim Down
10. Use something stronger than silk to tie the victim down.
Learned from: 1920 (2008)
Complex says: How do you know horror’s exorcism subgenre has been done to death? When there’s even a Bollywood entry. Prolific Indian director Vikram Bhatt’s 1920 applies the period romance motif to an Exorcist-like set-up, which culminates in an elaborately staged but moronically conceived exorcism sequence. The good guys know that a destructive entity lives inside the gorgeous sufferer, so why the hell couldn’t they invest in some handcuffs? Hell, shoelaces would work better than the silky linen they use to bind her arms to the bedpost. Unsurprisingly, she breaks free with hardly a flick of the wrist. Can you blame us for cheering the devil on here?
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