Don’t Look Now (1973)

Multiple people with good taste have told me Don’t Look Now is an awesome movie. What better time to finally watch it than during 31 days of horror? Also, Donald Sutherland. One wonders why I ever hesitated.

Christine’s accident

Laura (Julie Christie) and John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) have just recently lost their daughter Christine after a drowning accident. Shortly thereafter, John, gets a job restoring an old cathedral in Venice. Understandably, the couple (Laura particularly) is having difficulty coping with their daughter’s death. That is, until one day during lunch when Laura meets two sisters, one of them a blind psychic who tells her there’s no reason for sadness, Christine is not only with them, but also happy. After this encounter, John is both amazed and perplexed at his wife’s turnaround; no longer inconsolable, she is happy and bright. He is happy about

Creepy psychic lady.

this, but also skeptical, especially when Laura asks him to join her and the sisters for a seance.  After the seance his suspicions deepen; the sisters told Laura that John is in danger and they should leave Venice immediately. Laura wants to leave, but John of course doesn’t buy it. Instead, he wonders what these two sisters are up to, and what do they want with his wife?

Again, this is not exactly a horror movie, but of all the movies we’ve watched this October it’s the only one that actually gave me chills. It also maintains a constant what-the-fuck-is-going-on tone which I often find much scarier than a guy in a hockey mask, for instance. Oh yeah, and if you ever wanted to see Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie go at it in a super hot and heavy sex scene, this is the movie for you. But even with all this stuff aside, the movie looks awesome, and it’s not only because of Sutherland’s hair. This movie’s legit. Check it out.


1 Response to “Don’t Look Now (1973)”

  1. 1 ladyfaceladyface
    October 22, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Good tips!

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