Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…
Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
First film in my Horrorfest 4 marathon What a good surprise, this is a good movie with Horror added. A couple of students do a project on fear, one begins to obsess over the project and goes a little to far in his study. There are some good horror scenes with a good story and good acting as well. There are times where the violence is unexpected and it fits well with the story and helps add tension and terror to the story. Minor SPOILER.....I particularly liked the AX murderer, I want a trilogy with him NOW. I don't know what it was, maybe how aggressive he is but man he would be an awesome slasher.
This was simply amazing. I was skeptical at first but holy f*ck, it ended up being absolutely beautiful.
I've always had this obsession with fear (hence why I watch so many horror movies) and the whole idea behind this film, to push someone to fight against their own fear (or the beast), is more than spectacular.
Dread tells the tale of two college students who embark on a school project exploring fear.
They recruit and videotape fellow students discussing their deepest, darkest fears, but when their revelations don't reach the soul-stirring levels they hoped for. One of them takes matters into his own hands, setting off a twisted chain of events.
Based on a Clive Barker short story, Dread does a fine job of bringing this gruesome story to life.
There are very few sound scares, and most of the raw terrifying emotions I felt, were purely created with the help of grotesque actions, and a slow creeping fear of.. well fear itself.
What I like most about Dread is how the film isn't about scaring…
“I want your soul to open up for me. Spread-eagled like a split beaver so that I can gaze into its secrets.”
-Quaid (Shaun Evans)
I’m slowly but surely making it through all of Clive Barker’s adaptations, and this might just be the most disturbing to date (More so, even, than the sadomasochism of Hellraiser and the sheer brutality of Midnight Meat Train).
Dread follows film student Stephen (Rathbone) who befriends the odd Quaid (Evans). Quaid proposes that research one’s innermost fear as their project, and employ fellow students to confess their dread. As things escalate, He becomes fanatically and unhealthily obsessed with the project.
Although most of the cast are of your average teen horror calibre, some do deliver…
A very interesting story. Has echoes of Hellraiser (physical grotesque hiding internal conflict etc).
I was pleasantly surprised by this film. Although I’m not sure that’s saying much, since it was a blind-buy from my local supermarket’s bargain-bin.
The story revolves around a group of students who carry out a project on “dread”, inviting people to be interviewed about their deepest fears. After reading the synopsis on the back of the box I was expecting a collection of short segments based on each interviewee’s fears… thankfully that’s not what this movie is about. The deepest, darkest stuff is served up by those carrying out the project and people close to them. That’s about all that can be said about the plot without spoiling it, although it’s not difficult to guess where it’s all heading…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
more thriller than horror but pretty fun
Hat einige Längen und ist mir insgesamt zu zynisch geraten.
so this was weird. good but very bizarre. you're not missing anything if you don't watch it really
I was there, at the beginning.
But after the halfway point, the movie started to lose me.
Don't get me wrong; it's not like it got boring or anything.
But the problems that I was willing to forgive or overlook just kept growing and growing until I couldn't overlook them anymore.
Who the FUCK looks at the bullshit this guy is pulling and says, "Yeah, I'll keep doing this."? It's a smorgasbord of accents. It's either up it's own ass or the characters are up THEIR own asses, I'm not sure which, either way, it starts grate at right about the 40 minute mark. There's a real, "Oh, this movie is actually really wanky," realization right then, that I thought…
A very slow start and wasn't exactly sure where we were going. I was cursing the users of Letterboxd for recommending such bollocks but it wasn't till the end I was left staring at the credits "hmmm not bad....thank you Letterboxed"
When three friends undertake a school video project exploring how dread manifests itself in other people, things are taken to a level that is far beyond what was intended.
Here we have a indie horror movie based on a short story by Clive Barker dealing with his trademark vision of the darker side of human psyche. The storyline starts off very strongly as it investigates the three main characters and the people they come in contact with, but as the movie comes to it's finale it begins to become quite 'in your face' and reminded this viewer of the short lived torture porn genre of a few years back, which is a shame as a lot of the unsettling atmosphere…
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