Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Jeff Galpin, Maryam d'Abo, Will Rokos, Daniel Gillies, Jeff Bryan Davis
Director: James Merendino
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
No Description Available. Genre: Horror Rating: R Release Date: 23-AUG-2005 Media Type: DVD
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Dumb slasher flick..
H. A Huffman | Mt. Prospect, IL USA | 05/31/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If you want to see the girls on the cover of this DVD in sexy situations then forget it. Forget about having a few laughs watching a reasonably engaging slasher flick as well. This is one of the most boring horror movies that I have seen in a while. Skip this dreck, watch something else."
No T&A and humor makes this slasher just a cut above average
J. Gillespie | email@example.com | 01/08/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Evil Remains references, pays homage to, or just blatantly rips off every classic as well as recently released horror movie. In the first two scenes, there are snippets of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Blair Witch Project, Jeepers Creepers, The Hills Have Eyes, The Evil Dead, Halloween, and fill in the blank, because when the credits roll you will be hard pressed to name at least one slasher film that hasn't been scavenged.
Nonetheless, this is a solid if not very memorable movie. Director James Merendino forgot it takes a lot of humor to glue together so many disparate pieces but that doesn't stop him from referencing two similar films that were quite funny, House of 1,000 Corpses and Cabin Fever. As a result a movie that could have been good is just a cut above the average slasher flick, no pun intended. Merendino also left out another essential ingredient for this genre: T&A. This will not start a trend.
The story is otherwise boilerplate slasher. Five students prowl around an abandoned plantation that is the subject of a vague legend. Four will die and one will live, and with this movie that isn't a spoiler. Two of the three male students are brothers, bonded by what apparently was a bad childhood (guess what happens before we know).
Yeoman acting is bolstered by standout performances from an uncredited Kurtwood Smith as the sagacious shrink and Estella Warren and Ashley Scott as lesbians who tag along to help on the ill-defined graduate work. The on-location New Orleans scenes also lend a creepy atmosphere to this otherwise ordinary film."
Lots of potential, not a lot of substance.
The Practical Reviewer | Newport Beach, CA | 08/28/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie starts out, like most, with a pretty good plot, though it soon deteriorates into just another long, dragged out borefest. For example, you'll get annoyed with the never-ending card game, as well as the painfully tedious conversations between characters who become possessed (ala The Shining), most notably between Estella Warren's character and her on-screen girlfriend as they hide out (I won't give away more than that, in the event you actually want to see this one). On the positive side, Estella Warren's acting is actually pretty good (better than The Planet of the Apes, anyway). In sum, though, I wouldn't recommend this one.
Just by way of background, and while other reviewers seems to prefer to reveal much of the story and plot, I think that sort of ruins the film in many cases. So, you'll want to look for other reviews and reviewers if that is what you are looking for..."
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 08/20/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Although set in the usually eerie swamplands of Louisiana, EVIL REMAINS doesn't go too far in advancing the tired cursed land story. A group of students venture off to a supposedly cursed plantation to disprove the myth of it being cursed. Seems twenty years earlier, an abused boy murdered his sadistic father and passive mother, but his body was never recovered. (Hint, hint). The movie tries to achieve some atmospheric chills and its cast is more than capable, but it's too talky and under-directed to provide true chills."