How Bloody is The Happening?

So, just how gruesome is M. Night Shyamalan’s latest flick? Will The Happening be able to satisfy horror fans who have been on torture porn benders for the past couple of years?

Oh, I think he has everything sorted out just fine! Check out the two new red-band trailers below!


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  • Spaceshark

    Why do I get the feeling that Shyammy just watched Suicide Club and went, “oh, money” ? Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Happening was caused by a bunch of teen girls.

  • thedudeabides

    Looks really good to me. That shot of the dog dismembering the guy was a bit shocking. Its nice how they show Leguizamo slitting his wrists… way to spoil the fate of a supposedly major character.

    • Chainsaw

      I’m thinking there might be a thing where they try to save him, and it gets someone else killed as well.

  • Spaceshark

    Bizarro love you.

  • Terminal

    Um… excuse me it’s sofistimikated, you dum parson.

    Me fail English, That’s umpossible?

  • PelusaMG

    That’s because we’re sofistikated here!

  • Terminal

    Only DC would talk about horror and suddenly meander into a conversation about grammar.

    Scripps would be proud.

  • PelusaMG

    That’s funny WIB, because having been a teacher in a UK school for a number of years, I can tell you that most pupils definitely DO NOT have good grammar skills… and I taught in one of the best schools!

    I moved from England to the US a few years ago, and from my experience so far I would say that Americans are generally taught better grammar usage than we are. In fact,I honestly cannot remember being taught any grammar at school, but my (American) wife can recall the many lessons she had, as well as many lessons on penmanship (writing skills), which is something else we sorely lack over there.

  • The Woman In Black

    Non-awkward dialogue and correct grammar are hardly mutually exclusive. Take a look at just about any contemporary British or European horror film — they somehow manage to combine the two with no problem. Bad grammar is simply laziness — and unfortunately a product of the times we live in here in the US. Thank god for the NY Times — it’s the only publication where I have yet to find a mistake.

  • PelusaMG

    For sure Sirand, but if you want a lesson in writing clunky and awkward dialogue, then those ‘love scenes’ between Padme and Annakin in Attack of the Clowns were excruciatingly painful…

    As Harrison Ford once said, “George, you can write this shit but you can’t say it!”.

  • Sirand

    “Now I’ve heard everything. Using correct grammar is a minus instead of a plus?”

    It is if you’re putting it in the mouths of every character.

    The Phantom Menace had GREAT grammar. Didn’t make the dialogue any less awkward.

  • The Woman In Black

    Now I’ve heard everything. Using correct grammar is a minus instead of a plus? There really is no hope for the youth of this country.

  • Johnny Butane

    I talked to one of the effects guys who worked on this recently and he said they did A LOT of gorey stuff; hopefully it’ll all make it to the screen.

  • PelusaMG

    If only the actual film was as pacey as these trailers, ’cause you know the whole thing is going to be very, very sloooooooooooooooooooooow!!!!

  • Kryten Syxx

    I will agree that the dialog looks to be way too cliche, that’s why I am only going into this just to watch the suicides. The dude laying down in front of the lawnmower was one of the most disturbing things I’ve seen for a while … too bad it’ll probably cut away before we see chunks flying.

  • Hunter1006

    In that clip that DC showed a few days back, Wahlberg’s acting was just terrible. I read an early review of the film that says it’s worse than “Lady in the Water”.

    Never before have I seen a horror movie advertised with such impeccable grammar:
    “We’ve lost contact.”
    “With whom?”

  • Terminal

    I think it looks excellent. I personally can’t wait.

  • Hunter1006

    Sorry to all Shyamalan lovers out there, but I just think this looks awful.
    ‘The Sixth Sense’ happens to be one of my least favorite movies, too.