UK release date: 4/12/15
Runtime: 98 minutes
Directed by: Michael Dougherty
Starring: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen, Krista Stadler
I had zilch expectations for this film. Horror is probably the genre that I’m the most harsh in judging.
This film started and I was completely shocked by how good it was. The pacing was brilliant. You didn’t have to wait too long for it to get going and it balanced the characters interactions well. It was tight and had no unnecessary scenes.
I liked all the characters and despite being the cliche set of characters, they seemed somehow not cliche.
Five minutes in, I was settled in, glued to the screen and finally excited by what I’d originally thought was going to be a sucky film.
Which is why I’m so angry and disappointed…
This had the makings of an amazing horror film. It had an amazing plot and believable ideas with a great cast of well acted characters. (I would actually love to read this in novel form.)
And they ruined it by trying to inject humour into it. They tried to make it funny. And I say funny with all the disgust I would for broccoli on pizza! Bluegh!
It was so good until thirty minutes in and we meet the ‘scary’ monsters. I’m so annoyed what they did with them. It could’ve been a fantastic horror film if not for that. The pacing was still even that and so were the characters and story.
To sum up, great plot, great characters, great pacing, ruined with humour -_-
Was it worth the watch? No
Would I re-watch? No
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