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He's watching playback & needs your souls!,
This review is from: Playback [DVD] (DVD)
On the cover of this DVD it says: "Ring meets Halloween". I beg to differ. It's not exactly a "Film to Die For". The movie is "nice", a bit scary at times, but not disturbing or demented. Of cause there are some elements that might resemble Ring and yes there's also a guy running around with a knife trying to kill "virgins". But all this is a film on its own.
I generally like horror and especially enjoyed some of movies from After Dark Horrorfest. Like I said this film is not bad, considering that it's a low budget movie. You can see that filmmakers tried their best to make it a decent film. I understand it's not a masterpiece of horror, but it definitely has its moments, when things get kinda creepy.
I really liked the idea and the myth that was build around it. I was also pleasantly surprised to see Christian Slater starring in it as a real bad cop. Honestly I must say there was nothing that I didn't like, nothing bad. And it's most likely, because I wasn't expecting much from this film. The movie doesn't raise any questions and it's not giving any specific answers. Like why Satan needs to replace souls of normal people with his own "dark" one, where is god and so on. I personally don't want to spoil your movie experience, with explaining in depth what happened and analyzing everything. If you like low budget horror movies, than this is the movie for you.