Through a friend, I got the chance to catch an early screening of Oral. I really didn't know much about it, but, hey, free movie and all, so why not check it out?
It scared the crap out of me.
The movie was great for a lot of reasons, but what I appreciated most about the film was the carefully orchestrated sense of dread that permeated the entire film. Most often these days, when a director wants to terrify you, he has some fast cuts to blood and gore, plus a couple screams tossed in for good measure. Oral is all about the psychological and the director and cast clearly understand that the best way to terrify someone isn't through more and more gore, but through the subtle twist of character and plot.