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The Void, 2016

  • lucidunicorn
    Master Critic

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    Signed up the 29/03/2017

    On 25/04/2017 at 17:01 Quote this message


    The Void is a Canadian horror film written and directed by Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie. The Void follows a group of people who are trapped in a hospital which strangely doesn't have many patients but the trapped group are stalked by a cult group and hunted by weird alien like tentacle creatures that are somehow tied to the cult. The film offers classic 80's eerie suspense and it's nostalgic score plus creatures will have the weakest of stomachs puking at the gore.

    I don't want to give too much away so I will say the film has a very memorable ending as we see our hero reunite with his estranged wife although it might be in an unfortunate circumstance. Speaking of the hero the film's one fault is lack of character by that I mean I don't really connect that much with the characters in play, they just feel like they're there and also the somewhat cheesy performances don't help. I couldn't care for them but...

    The Void redeems itself with it's unique premise/plot and monster design which does away with CGI (which can be overwhelming and tiresome) and instead offers classic practical effects which isn't gimmicky at all but fits the film so well, the creatures are disgusting though (euw tentacle monsters). Did I mention the gore? like wow, I particularly loved the gore aspects of the film as it wasn't too much and too in your face that you'd be turned off by it but it was beautifully balanced.

    I'm a sucker for hidden gems in the horror genre so when I heard about a film that draws inspiration from 80's low budget horror I was hooked. For all you horror lovers I suggest The Void, as it is a must watch. If you've already scene it let us know what you think by the comments section.

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