JusWondering… Why Would Anyone Use CGI To Be Creepy?

I’ve got a bad feeling about this.

That bad feeling is a mix of is this gonna scare me and is this gonna be a waste of time.

This is the remake of Evil Dead.  Judging by this moment in the previews (stuck in a fifteen minute loop), I’m tipping toward the first part of my bad feeling:

But why is that so scary?  I’d like to think it’s due to mostly practical effects as opposed to CGI.  Case in point – two flicks I’ve recently caught on cable that freaked me a little bit out.  Well, one did more than the other, and I’ll let you guess which was which.  But they were both made in the 80’s, so that explains a lot.

Here’s Coma Baby from Bright Lights, Big City:

Here’s Alfred E. Neuman from Up the Academy (also on loop):

You’re welcome.

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