A Brief History
Today, on April 21, 2017, the new movie, Unforgettable, starring Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl makes its debut! We at History and Headlines along with members of John Carroll University’s Paranormal Research Group (the word “ghost” was spoken in the movie at least once!) had the opportunity to watch an early premier. We were pleasantly surprised that the film was not the “chick flick” some had predicted it would be.
Sure, there is the aspect of the battered woman, the vengeful ex-wife, and the cute little girl, but by no means does this detract from the horror film/thriller aspects of tension, clever acts of vengeance, and ultimately brutality. The final scene puts an emphatic stamp on the story that makes the audience want to know what comes next.
With a nearly full house for the showing, the movie elicited numerous audience responses, including jump scare moments and gasps, oohs and aahhs, and sometimes even laughs. The audience was clearly into the film, and the expressiveness of the audience enhanced the movie going experience, reminding us why theaters are still so important to film.
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For more information, please see the film’s official website.