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Red Mist [DVD]
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on 26 November 2014
Not bad but not great schlock horror with some nice gory bits. I bought it because Alex Wyndham is in it. And here he more closely resembles the way he did in The Line of Beauty plus he has the accent and hair style unlike that other horror (hills run red) film he did that I reviewed recently and his character here is much more likeable. Aside from him there's that girl from the grudge 2 who is quite good here. And Sarah Carter from the beginning of Final Destination 2 is here also. Another Brit (or rather more accurately Scot) Martin Compston plays an unsavoury character. And yet another Brit from house on haunted hill 2 Andrew Lee Potts is the main antagonist. Once again the three stars is for Alex who is as gorgeous here as he was when breaking Dan Stevens' heart. There's much to enjoy for the genre fans. Running time on back reads 86 minutes it's actually 82 minutes but that's hardly a problem. There are, however, no subtitles. Originally the film was called Freakdog which is a more apt title. Red mist? There isn't any mist, red or otherwise. But there are some nice red moments. It earns it's 18 certificate in spades. Enjoyable just not highly enjoyable. Good cast. Great deaths.
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on 28 January 2010
A group of ambitious medical students get together to party the night away, with a mix of drink and drugs nicked from the hospital pharmacy. Along comes Kenneth(Andrew Lee Potts, of Primeval and Ideal fame), not exactly the life and soul of the party,a shuffling, stammering mortuary worker with a penchant for self harm. He has a crush on one of the students Catherine(Arielle Kebbel), and asks to walk her home. He is told to get lost by obnoxious Sean(Martin Compston) and Kenneth retaliates by telling them he has filmed the stealing of the drugs from the pharmacy, on his mobile. Worried, they invite him to sit with them, in order to placate him, and steal the evidence.
The it all goes pear shaped. After pouring copious amounts of liquer down Kenneth's throat, he suffers an epileptic seizure, and then goes into shock. Catherine wants to ring for the ambulance, but the others all side with Sean, who says that if they are caught with illegal drugs, their careers will be over. So instead, they dump Kenneth by the hospital. Catherine rings the hospital ward later to discover that Kenneth has slipped into a coma. Sean is pleased, as this guarantees Kenneth's silence. Catherine is not so pleased, and wracked with guilt, she uses her brilliant medical mind to research drugs that may help Kenneth's recovery. The following night she enters the ward under false pretences, and injects Kenneth with the drug. She should have researched the side effects more carefully, as soon Kenneth is able, through out of body experiences, to possess other peoples bodies, in order to carry out a bloody revenge on his tormentors.
This film is directed by Paddy Breathnach, who also has Shrooms in his directing credits. This might put a few people off, as Shrooms is widely derided as a bad film(I thought it had some good points). Well, this is a far better film, and I really can't understand the criticism that it was wrong for Breathnach to have used British locales and cast and made an American based horror. I think if the script worked in an American setting, so be it. It is difficult to side with any of the students in peril, as on the whole, they are a very selfish, unlikeable bunch. However, the mainly British cast all deliver good performances.
The film really comes into its own once Kenneth is in the coma, and is carrying out his revenge through other human vessels. There are some inventive , bloody set pieces and the whole thing comes across as a nifty variation on the Australian horror film 'Patrick'.
Altogether, a very enjoyable horror film, and a rather unfairly derided one too. Nice array of extras on the disc too. I'm giving the whole package 4 out of 5
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on 31 January 2016
It's a pity this British horror has to pretend to be American but it's well made and enjoyable.
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on 31 December 2015
Quite a good horror and well worth a watch. Good cast and the storyline is well laid out as well
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on 13 August 2016
Good film,worth a watch.
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on 20 June 2015
WOW much better than i was expecting .
A crazy over the top horror movie
Go watch.
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on 26 July 2016
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on 21 May 2013
Not a bad film but think it could have been better. I have watched it twice and it seemed bit better the second time.
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on 2 July 2017
I made it to the end of this movie, so it couldn't have been that bad. It's a mess though. Weird opening about a character's backstory (which really wasn't needed or mentioned again). Ultimately a group of unlikeable students are mean and have to deal with the consequences. Predictable, dumb and not very exciting. The guy who played Jake looks like a younger Lee Pace though.

IMPORTANT; There is a section with a LOT of flashing lights which I don't think it warned about. I'm not affected by flashing lights and it gave me a headache so be aware
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on 31 July 2013
Kevin is a creepy morgue attendant and outcast who is shy and stutters. He has made a video of med students appropriating some party pharmaceuticals. They invite him to drink and party with him under the guise that if he participates, he won't tell. Turns out Kevin is a bit epileptic and ends up in a coma as the kids dump him off at the hospital and run.

Catherine (Arielle Kebbel), the girl Kevin had a crush on, feels guilty and attempts to revive him with an experimental drug...one that stimulates the brain which happens to be the part of the brain which gives people out of body experiences. Soon people in the click are brutally murdered.

Okay, the killer is a guy in a coma. It was a bit of a yawner. For some reason the film lacked intensity.

F-bombs, brief sex?, brief corpse nudity, Arielle Kebbel,Sarah Boyd-Wilson bra/panties
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