If you’re looking for a horror movie to watch, “Seven” might be on your list. But is it actually scary? Let’s take a closer look.
“Seven” is a psychological thriller released in 1995. It follows two detectives, played by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, as they investigate a series of murders that seem to revolve around the seven deadly sins: gluttony, greed, sloth, envy, wrath, pride, and lust. The killer leaves clues at each crime scene and challenges the detectives to stop him before he completes his work.
One of the most effective elements of “Seven” is its atmosphere. From the opening credits to the final scene, the movie oozes with tension and despair.
The city where the story takes place is constantly raining and feels gritty and dark. The soundtrack adds to this with its haunting melodies.
While “Seven” doesn’t rely on gore or jump scares, it does feature some gruesome murders. Each sin is represented by a unique killing that fits the theme perfectly. For example, the gluttony victim is force-fed until his stomach bursts open.
Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman give strong performances as the detectives with different styles and personalities. Kevin Spacey plays John Doe -the killer- with chilling calmness that makes him all more terrifying.
In conclusion, “Seven” can be considered scary depending on your definition of scary. If you’re expecting constant jump scares or endless gore then you’ll be disappointed. However if you appreciate a well-crafted atmosphere filled with tension and despair along with psychological thrills then Seven will not disappoint.
- Pros: Great atmosphere and music score.
- Cons: May not satisfy people looking for traditional horror elements.
So, if you’re in the mood for a psychological thriller with a unique premise and great acting, “Seven” is definitely worth a watch.