This was a pretty middle of the road film that barely gets by on likable characters but the horror element is extremely weak. The film just drags after a while as its the same story cycle over and over. The characters sit around and talk, someone goes off on their own, something spooky happens, rinse and repeat. The worst part is in the end it's just really forgettable. 2/5 stars.
Note: This films title was changed to The Butchering for its 2018 North American VOD and DVD release.
The fact this film was written and directed by a 19 year old is something to laud. It's low budget for sure but the performances are actually pretty decent overall and it's got a great musical score. A traditional slasher from the start with an initial murder spree and then we cut to 10 years later where the majority of the story…
I'm writing this review right after the film ended and man is my mind racing with theories. As with Osgood Perkins second film (I Am The Pretty Thing...) this is a slow burn horror film that places emphasis on atmosphere, sound and score above all else. With both films there is a creeping sense of dread and evil right from the first shot to the very last.
This is a type of horror that won't appeal to everyone but for…
Another mystery/thriller where the build up is way more interesting than the reveal. I was so on board with this film and then with about 30 mins left reveal after reveal just had me rolling my eyes. The performances here are top notch especially from Daniel Kaluuya who plays Chris (great name by the way!) the main character.
Its not the acting that lets this film down but the ridiculous conceit that we are supposed to believe. To me this…