Mercy Movie Analysis

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Mercy, directed by Peter Cornwell and written by Stephen King, is like an open book. It has potential and great music that intensifies the thrill as the scenes pass in the life of George B and his mystical grandmother. This is not like the average horror movie, blood and guts, but a horror movie that is categorized by its thrill. It has an everlasting thrill that will have one grasping to a pillow from the beginning to the end; however, the movie flies by so fast due to the amount of information put within an hour and eighteen minute time span. One must asked themselves questions about “Why is this happening?”, “Why this is important?” and “What will happen next?” while watching Mercy. Each question that is ask foreshadows the events that …show more content…
Mercy is not a movie that will make one jump, but it will mess with ones emotions and use psychology to frighten a person. The movie starts slow and the characters act dumb, at this moment viewers tend to lose their interest, but that is where Cornwell fools the viewer. He lowers the viewer’s expectation from the movie to catch them off guard later. When Cornwell pulls religion and lust into the movie, he then begins to connect with his viewers on a real life bases, between morals and lust. This is seen when the grandmother threw away everything she had worked for to satisfy her needs of wanting children. Her husband also commits suicide due to her rituals, leaving her as a single mom. The viewer’s understands the grandmother’s pain and sympathizes for her. We even sympathizes with the boy because his fear and fright of losing his grandmother becomes reality. His grandmother turns on him, and everything they had together becomes a lie; however, he is too blind to see this due to his need of love and friendship, which is satisfied by his grandmother. It is a very fast past movie with many interesting facts that go by in a blink of an eye. Due to emotions of a grandmother abandoning her religion for lust of children, a father that kills himself due to the satanic ritual and real life trust issues, it plants a seeds in one’s mind to spur …show more content…
The ending makes you want to know more. If the viewers did not read the book by Stephan King, then they would not understand when grandma actually died and that the boy became possessed and planed on killing his brother in the end. They do not tell you anything at the end, they just end it; therefore, I can understand why people would not like this movie. It is not a movie you can watch with the family. The movie is a new movie, made in 2014, but looks like an older movie. It also shows how family can take advantage of each other, grandma and George, in a close bond which is not a message many people will want to face. No one wants to picture a satanic grandma that wants to eat her grandson due to a deal with the devil. It also has un-answered deaths, such as the uncle and aunt, whom clearly did not die a normal death. They are seen as cracked porcelain dolls at the time of their deaths. They also use terms that many people would not understand unless they are into supernatural horror movies. Mercy doesn’t leave the viewer lingering long, it jumps from one thrill to the next, which can kill the vibe. Many people are not into this type of horror, they want something that will make them jump, not sleep with a

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