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.
WOW. WOW. WOW. WOW.
Alright, DREAD. Hmmmm...
This movie is bonkers, in such a great way. I love feeling shocked and unknown to what can happen at any given time in any film. In particular this film did exactly that.
It was so well done, the actors were phenomenal; Jackson Rathbone, Hanne Steen, Laura Donnelly and Shaun Evans.
We have an hour of well thought-out development, leading up to the big BANG.
This film takes psychological thriller to whole other fucking world.
You have Quaid, Stephen and Cheryl, three students who want to document what people dread most; what people fear most. Another student Abby, plays a big role in the film, being that she has a beauty mark covering…
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 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…
Some good ideas here, not that well executed. I'll be looking forward for more films from this director.
Dread was a very interesting and brutally depicted film about peoples fears.
The acting was Perfection and the lighting and gore effects were really well done.
"Jackson Rathbone" of Twilight and New moon fame is a reason lots of people will buy or watch this film but the story and execution is what will draw you in...
It starts out with a bang when we get to see a family being murdered by a maniac with an axe.
That is somewhat the back story or basis for the plot.
"Quaid" sees his mother and father hacked to death by a maniac when he was a kid and now has terrible nightmares about the incident and has yet to confront his…
Completely fascinating in the beginning, but the second half was a drag.
I only finished the whole thing because Jasper Rathbone and Laura Donnelly were so pretty.
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