This evening I watched Don’t Look Now, a horror flick starring a young Donald Sutherland circa 1973. The story centers around an American couple living in Venice who have recently lost their daughter. It’s hard to describe exactly the events that unfold in this film, but the tension level is pretty high throughout the whole thing and the ending is seriously insane. What I really liked about the movie, however, is that it is able to build suspense without showing you anything at all. The director, Nicolas Roeg, plants an idea in your mind and lets your imagination run rampant, but he’s careful to give absolutely nothing away until the very end of the film. If you were to look at this film out of context, it would seem like nothing is really happening. But coupled with Roeg’s excellent cinematography of highly creepy Venice alleyways and a pretty excellent orchestral score, Don’t Look Now kept me on the edge of my seat. This is high-calibre horror: the film is so well structured that nothing but the mere suggestion of deceit is necessary to build suspense. I throughly enjoyed it.