Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|End of the Line|
Actors: Ilona Elkin, Nicolas Wright, Neil Napier, Emily Shelton, Tim Rozon
Director: Maurice Devereaux
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Includes 1 unit of END OF THE LINE / CRT-DV-1 and 1 unit of SCARCE / CRT-DV-2.
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Jorge S. (jorgito2001) from WESLEY CHAPEL, FL
Reviewed on 12/2/2009...
This movie is WILD!...pretty scary in a lot of parts too. A crazy religious group goes nuts when told its 'Armageddon' & they must commit murders (with a unique weapon, crosses that also double as knives), & all this in order to 'save' humanity. A very unique twist is in store at the end which leaves you thinking...high recommend.
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Religious fundamentalism gone terribly wrong
Eric Romero | Chandler | 05/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just finished watching this little indie again, and I have to say that I enjoyed it more the 2nd time around. I'll try to keep this short and sweet:
The film centers on a group of commuters that get stranded in an isolated subway network and are pursued by the members of a religious group trying to "save" them. Unfortunately, this means taking a crucifix dagger to the back and/or chest as the members believe the end of the world has come and that the only way to protect the souls of the innocent is to send them straight to god themselves.
The atmosphere was dark and brooding
There were some really excellent gore sequences
The acting was believable
The demons were unique and creepy
I appreciated the commentary regarding the danger of religious fundamentalism and how blind faith and/or brainwashing can (and in the past have) lead to problems
My only major complaint was the limited appearances by the demons. But after watching the film the 2nd time, I was glad that the on screen portrayal of the demons was limited as this would have undoubtedly reduced the impact of the ending
This movie would make a strong addition to any genre fans library
Sub-Way Commuters vs Demons and/or Religious Zealots
Juz-b-yosef | 03/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"About an "end of days" cult of hundreds of religious zealots ordered by their Pastor (via a mass distribution cell phone message) to go out and kill as many innocent humans as possible so that their victims' souls can be saved and sent to God before a predicted on-slaught of demons take possession of the world. Mostly takes place on a sub-way and in an underground sub-way tunnel. It's very philosophical. The ending leaves it up to you to believe what you want. The movie is kinda light on actual demon sightings. But there's plenty of knife weilding everyday Christian's (including little kids, old ladies, etc.) for any horror fan. Lot's of gruesome stabbings."
"Brothers, sisters hear the voice"
trashcanman | Hanford, CA United States | 06/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Say hello to your new folk hero, fellow horror fanatics. Low budget Canadian writer, director, producer Maurice Devereaux has outdone himself. His last film Slashers was among the most murderously entertaining horror films I'd seen in years and it' took him 5 years to finally get the backing to follow it up. How sad is that? Well, not only does "End of the Line" not disappoint, it blows away the competition. Devereaux has positioned himself to be the next George Romero with his brutal and satirical horror chops and talent for working outside of the system. There's a special feature where he explains why he refuses to answer questions about the film's budget due to distribution negotiations. That is to say that it is so small for a film of this quality that it would leave the Hollywood types dumbfounded and (hopefully) embarrassed with themselves. This is the best horror film to be released in America this year so far and the fact that it took 3 years to get released here and didn't even get a theatrical run makes we want to punch somebody. This is not to be missed.
At first, "End of the Line" felt like it was going to be a bit like The Midnight Meat Train, which was another great horror flick that got ridiculously ignored in favor of the same old Hollywood garbage. But when the story takes it's big turn then I can say that this one is not only different, but superior. If there's one theme that I find irresistable, it has to be the apocalypse. I don't care if it's zombies, nuclear bombs, giant naked anime girls, or armies of demons battling angels I am obsessed with the end of the world. Well, how about death by religious fanatics? Imagine if every Christian on the planet went homicidal in the name of their God at the exact same moment. Timely, stylish, socially relevant, and scary as all hell. Apparently I'm not the only one who's noticed just how creepy the entire setup of organized religion is. But you know what's even scarier: what if the maniacs are right? Yes, this will do just fine. Once again, Canadian horror shows us how it's done.
The cast in this does an amazing job top to bottom. Whether it's the spot-on impression of the everpresent double-chinned pastor, the classic middle-aged fanatical woman, or the repressed misogynistic scumbag the villains of this piece are both recognizable as our neighbors and as freaky as they come. The protagonists are a likable and imperfect bunch who behave very much the way most of us would under the circumstances. It's pleasing to watch a film like this and not be yelling at the screen or rolling my eyes at the constant stupidity of the people I'm supposed to want to survive but end up only wishing for their prompt death. Also, this film is BRUTAL! Not only in it's commentary, but visually the gore is awesome. You know a movie is working when you regret the deaths of some of the killers. There's one shot that literally made me gasp it was so completely and horribly disturbing to me. This is not PG-13 and it's not even R. This is a film that is legitimately unrated for a reason. They probably could have gotten a hard R with exactly one less shot in the film, but I heartily applaud the people behind this film for not compromising. This is what I like to call "the real deal".
The DVD release features a very entertaining deleted scene, commentary, a very good 30-minute "making-of" feature, and a few more odds and ends for a complete package. There is no reason not to buy this movie if you are looking for a great survival horror film. Being hunted in the subway by "normal" people may not be the the way I want to experience the End of Days, but watching others live (and die) that way was a mighty good time. Let's do our duty and support this stuff. This is the kind of film I personally want to watch and the fact is that these films almost never get made inside of the Hollywood system because the monkey-suited fatcats think the films won't make money and they can't be bothered to promote them. I for one wish to prove them wrong. More often the not, lower budget = higher creativity and I'd personally rather see a superior story crafted by somebody who cares about what he's doing then sit through another big-budget explosion-fest poorly directed by some Hollywood hack. But that's just me. I do have a question to ask of some of the better horror filmmakers of the last decade before I go. What is it with Asian girls throwing themselves in front of trains?