Movies in which a werewolf appears.
Tourists trapped in an enchanted forest do battle with evil fairy tale creatures.
By normal standards it is barely passable, by Syfy Channel standards this is a masterpiece. It may be another monster movie but this time it isn’t just a lumbering giant creature intent on killing everything, instead Black Forest is a mishmash of folklore and fairy tales as a group of tourists get trapped in a world of myth and magic.
The cast are reasonably competent with Ben Cross, as a wolf in man’s clothing, hamming it up brilliantly and even the special effects are sort of okay, if you squint. But it is the script which really separates this from the usual Syfy fare. Sure, the characters are still monumentally stupid when the story dictates, and the dialogue is clunky…
Seemingly taking a cue from television's "Once Upon a Time" or "Grimm," "Black Forest" throws a group of contemporary humans through a portal and into a land of witches, wolves and various fairy tale creatures. This premise has potential, but the film that stems from it is lackluster at best.
Ben Cross glowers charismatically in this strictly television-quality production (full disclosure: it is a Universal/SyFy effort), but he alone can not save the film from its uninvolving story and questionable effects. What could have been a fun, low-rent adventure is too dour to entertain and lacks the spirit to engage an audience. There are worse ways to spend an hour and a half, but "Black Forest" has very little going for it.
I don't know why I bother.
I knew I was in trouble when the movie opened with "A SyFy Original". It has a pretty good premise of a group entering a forest where the line between reality and fairy tale is at it's thinnest. Some classic fairy tales come to life and the characters have to stick to the story lines in order to survive. Sounds pretty good but the execution kills it. Just very dull and obviously made for tv.
An interesting concept that had potential but ultimately failed. The acting was decent. I enjoyed Dhaffer L'Abidine in the lead. Tinsel Korey as the female lead was gorgeous and also did a fantastic job. I thought Ben Cross was the weak link. Lally Percy as the crone was wickedly creepy. EFX were ok. The weak part was the storytelling and the fairy tales which were confusing to me.
Oh what could have been so much fun for this fantasy horror flick.
Don't go in the forest. Mythical and enchanting forest. Somewhat made no sense at all, and very confusing. Only point, "don't go in the forest beware for unforbidden things come out" Plot was difficult to follow.
I don't know why I bother.
sin duda, unas de las mejorcitas peliculas de syfy original movies... tiene un guion coherente y las actuaciones no apestan... los efecto estas decente dentro de lo que pueden esttar.. incluso me gusto la trama y todo
Director: Patrick Dinhut
Runtime: 114 minutes
Categories: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, TV Movie, Films
A group of modern day tourists are lured into a deadly game in an alternate universe. In this alternate universe, every bedtime story you were ever told at night is real.
Black Forest is a movie made for TV release, there is no information available to determine whether it was ever released into cinemas.
Patrick Dinhut is the director of Black Forest. Previous work for Dinhut has included a 2006 TV movie, Dead & Deader.
The cast in this movie included Tinsel Korey, Dhaffer L’Abidine, Andy Clemence, Oliver James, Lally Percy, Sapphire Elia, Howard Charles, Ben Gross, Tobias Hewitt, Jesse Steele, Sarah Brown,…
I was gonna make fun of this but these people got their movie made and I'm just a loser with no plans on a Friday night.
October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #65
Good gravy. A Syfy movie that tries to utilize a little imagination for once. Of course, it's trying to ride the coat tails of this inexplicable wave of fairy tale repurposings we seem to be in as a society at the moment, though I have no idea who decided that for us. But the film carries with it a sense of fun for good runs of it, until that almost chronic issue of Syfy films hitting the town limits of Dullsville and spinning their wheels for about 40 minutes until they reach the resolution. It's almost clean enough for kids to enjoy, if it wasn't for scenes like a sweet young dame being cannibalized…
One of the better original SciFi (ScyFy?) movies out there, which isn't a great compliment but let's give them points for trying.
I commented a while ago, that when I got to 100 movies behind in my reviews, I would turn them…