Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Plague Town |
Actors: David Lombard, Lindsay Goranson, Erica Rhodes, Josslyn DeCrosta, James Warke
Director: David Gregory
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Fangoria hits the mark...
Ellis Ivory | 05/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just saw this film and must say that Fangoria hit the mark by describing
it as one of the best independent horror films to come along in quite some time. For those individuals who criticize the movie for for sub-par dialogue and acting, then I would ask them to show me any horror movie
where the actors are up for academy awards--it's the nature of the genre that defines the style of the acting. For those who criticize it on the basis of being stupid, I would like for them to point out a horror movie that is "intelligent." The horror genre is designed to scare, make one feel uncomfortable or uneasy, present elements of the grotesque, attempt to present something a bit different, have some unexpected twists and turns--Plague Town does all of this on some level. Moving forward in the horror genre, there will probably never be anything new invented under the sun, what has been tried will probably be re-tried in a director's own way. If one is looking for something completely new, unique, and never done before in the horror genre, then one will be consistenetly and forever disappointed. If the horror masters--Stephen King, Clive Barker,
John Carpenter, George Romero, Stuart Gordon, etc. can't come up with something novel in the horror genre, then it probably can't be done. It may be that critics of the movie Plague Town and films like it have lost the sense of what horror is supposed to be all about. The criticisms of horror always seem to be the same--it doesn't have this, it doesn't have that, and it doesn't have the other thing--what the heck are you looking for anyway? Will anything please you at all? Anyway, Plague Town is a very good independent horror movie and well worth watching. Although I would like to hav seen more to the ending, I understand that they were probably working with a low budget and commend the director and cast for what they were able to accomplish. Even high-budget horror movies are still disappointing to many, so maybe it's a mute point. If you want to see something a bit different in horror, then give Plague Town a watch."
Creepy and Unique
Dayna Newman | Tampa | 07/11/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First I have to say that I wasn't bored while watching "Plague Town" it held my interest and had some very creepy ,scary moments in it.
It was reminisent of "Wicked Little Things"from the first batch of 8 films to die for,but I enjoyed Wicked little things more.
This movie was somewhat original but it's not like kids haven't been used many times before to frighten audiences,It's the brutality of something that is suppose to be innocent like a child that gives the shock value to a film like this and others using children as "monsters".
The film used very dim lighting in places but that didn't really bother me because it lent to the dark feel of the film.There were quite a few grisly scenes but they let you see just enough to let you know what happened and just enough to let you're imagination run wild as well.
The character or Rosemary was particularly creepy and well played.Her bug eyed look very disturbing.
all in all I would recommend it to a horror slasher fan.
It's interesting and somewhat unique but I still like "The Children" better as far as killer kid flicks go."
Should be listed as a comedy
James Navilio | Sharon Springs, NY United States | 08/08/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Plague Town looked like it had a good premise but really failed to deliver. The story follows a family that is visiting Ireland and misses their tour bus by seconds (don't bus drivers use their side mirrors). This leads to the family fighting for the next half of the movie with forced acting by all. The two sisters fight the most going so far as to dropping the C word bomb! Basically we laughed through the whole thing, especially while watching how effective a plastic hubcap can actually be used as a murder weapon (who knew????) I would say if you really wanted to see this movie rent it first, I'm sure you will thank me for saving you $15 bucks"
A fresh retelling of the maniacs in the woods story
The Tao of Netflix | Washington, DC | 11/09/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed this movie. In short, a family is on a holiday-like event in (presumably) Britain, then get stranded only to find themselves hunted by a rather large extended family of mutated humans. The movie does a good job of maintaining an eerie mood throughout, with good suspense and well crafted horror scenes. The advertised story speaks of substantial gore, but I didn't find it that way. I am not a particular fan of gore, and found the amount shown generally agreeable and not gore for gore's sake. The acting was pretty good, and the production values high. The film was, however, shot (at least the day scenes) with a blue filter, which takes a particular skill level to employ effectively. Overall, a worthy rental."