Top critical review
on 23 March 2018
Odd film. High-end bad, maybe, it's difficult to say, sort of unique for what it is. It's not so-bad-it's-good, because it's not so bad at all, but it's also not so good. It's sort of weird, freaky, a tad unnerving, so it realizes something there, in its ideas, themes and general concept; strangely absorbing, seductive -- maybe that's Katheryn Winnick's fault ;) Boomies! Even Mikey likes it. (Dougie.) Definitely her scenes'll have you with your eyes jumping out at the screen, 3D style, the wolf in you, even for you women I wouldn't doubt, especially when she squeezes into her Halloween costume -- or is busting out of it. She's got a nice shape and her costume only enhances that and I'm unlikely to be the one male who considered this to be a high point. The acting is good overall, can't denounce it for a movie of its ilk -- it's really much better than the usual of its kind. Some of these folks have gone on to do bigger budget productions and steady careers and output, others, like Amanda Plummer, had that already with a solid reputation already so their names on the movie secure it as something more than bog-standard B-movie horror. They are good -- the characters are a little strange, but that doesn't detract from the cast's acting abilities and how they hold the film and carry it along. Nice camerawork, cinematography, digital, clear, crisp, nice autumn tones across the film, so in theory it should be one to crack out around Halloween, not-too-strenuous viewing material, a laugh with your buddies, it's supposed to be fun after all. It doesn't feel like an '80s flick or homage, there's no sense or spirit of that, not that anyone said it was supposed to, but, if you were wondering, however it's kind of like some of those '80s and '90s films in its plot and outward style and it'll obviously be influenced by many of them to some extent. In fact, the director isn't just influenced but his previous films, cult horrors, originate from the '70s and '80s, so there's a direct lineage to that era of movies. It's too glossy and digital and new, which is a complimentary statement and not a negative, to feel like those films of old, but as I say no one ever said that it was supposed to -- be an homage or elicit that kind of a mood. Very unusual ending. Don't expect too much going in and you should conclude that it's an alright movie, not so bad.