Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Rage |
Actors: Erin Brown, Andrew Divoff, Reggie Bannister, Ryan Hooks, Rachel Scheer
Director: Robert Kurtzman
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
From Director Robert Kurtzman (Wishmaster, Buried Alive), comes the highly anticipated new splatter classic. When victims injected with the rage virus escape the experimentation of a mad scientist and his secrets are uncov... more »
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Splatter riffic fun
C. gotski | oswego, il United States | 01/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Independent horror in all its glory. I've seen alot of horror flicks and quite a few considered "A" flicks that sucked alot worse then this.This was a wild,fun,crazy ride of a movie! The acting was great from most of the cast ( a little weak from the kids in it )and the production values were suprisingly good. The special effects were over the top excellent for an independent movie and the editing and music was also solid. Overall this was a really good flick and I would recomend it to anyone that gets into independent horror. Some people have said it was only worth one star and all I have to say to that is you better just stick with your big budget duds and leave this for the down and dirty horror buffs.Kurtzman does it again!
Bad script, acting, and effects are all The Rage for directo
D. Wilson | NY by way of Cali | 03/18/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"When you hear about special FX guru Robert Kurtzman helming a movie, it's not too shocking to see the finished product lacking in so many different areas. Being the director behind the fairly unmemorable horror films Wishmaster, and most recently Buried Alive, I(unlike some other reviewers) wasn't expecting very much... unfortunately I didn't even get that. The Rage tells the story of a "mad" scientist who is out for vengeance on a world that refused to release his cure for cancer(by killing everyone... makes sense right?). He creates a virus that turns any human infected with it into a bloodthirsty raging maniac, however he makes one minor miscalculation when it begins infecting vultures that have fed on the contaminated remains of the dead... now all living creatures can catch "the rage." Enter a group of teens who spend their time popping Extacy, having threesomes, watching a band called Mushroomhead out in the woods, and being HORRIBLE actors, all before being attacked by the aforementioned rabid vultures... I guarantee you'll be begging for their deaths within 3 minutes of being introduced to them. In fact, I'd argue that this may be the most obnoxious bunch of "victims" put on screen since, well... maybe ever?! I mean this group is worse than a truckload of wheelchair ridden Franklins from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Now you might be wondering, "who cares as long as they die slow and gruesome deaths." And you'd be right in that theory, but here's yet another major flaw this film suffers from... death by CGI! For a special FX guru, Robert Kurtzman seems to have forgotten the cardinal rule of low-budget horror, if you can't afford it, keep it off screen(or completely out of the film). Here the vultures are a laughable mess, created with the worst computer animation you're likely to ever see AND stupid looking sock puppets for the all-to-often close ups. Oh and did I mention that they show up... A LOT. But that's not it either, we also get computer generated flames, bus crashes, explosions, and even blood splatter effects... again, Robert you know better(at least you should)! Even a guest appearence from Phantasm's own Reggie Bannister comes off flat and forced. Underneath it all, The Rage does provide a few decent moments of authentic splattery goodness, but there are so many movies that do it better that it's hard to recommend anyone wasting there time with this instead. Wow, what a bad movie, so bad that it could almost be good(almost!) because of the laughs provided when combined with friends and alcohol(lots of alcohol)... don't even think about trying it sober though!"
A Wild, Gorey Rampage of a Good Time
Captain Insanity | NY | 03/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"From Robert Kurtzman, the director of "Wishmaster" & "Buried Alive" comes
a furiously fun, blood-drenched, zombie splatter-fest!!
The amount of gore in the first scene alone will leave any given gorehound in puddles of joy.
And the blood and mayhem doesn't stop there either.
In fact it doesn't let up at all!!
It just keeps getting crazier and crazier with each spilt drop.
Oftentimes pulling the crimson-soaked carpet right out from under you, and stomping on your chest.
Manic pace & magnificent gore and special effects abound, make this a must own for fans of the red stuff.
Sadly, I would have given this hyperactive bloodbath 5 stars
(because I enjoyed it so much),
but it definitely had it's obvious flaws.
The silliest of which,was the CGI/Puppet vultures.
They were retarded, but not in a bad way,
more in a nostalgic, campy kind of way.
And of course the acting was equally as terrible,
everyone was awful,.......everyone except Erin Brown.
(Who I am positively in love with!!)
(Easily the most beautiful woman in the western hemisphere)
Keep up the good work, love.
Exreme fun for fans of "Hatchet" & "Wrong Turn 2"
Seriously, for only $10 you can't go wrong.
MORAL OF THE STORY
When bathing in blood, remember to rinse & repeat"
Splatter Punk at its Best.
Kenneth Miranda | 03/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With all of the cheap horror flicks emerging from independant film companies today, it can be quite difficult to seperate the gems from the trash. When I first heard about "The Rage", I must admit that my expectations for the film were not exactly high. In spite of the fact that emenient soundscape band Midnight Syndicate was composing the soundtrack.
Oddly enough, however, there was this nagging thought in my mind that implored me to give the film a chance. And when it finally arrived on dvd, I decided to purchase it.
Now, there are very few horror movies that have been able to grab me and never let me go in the past. This film is one of them. "The Rage" is simply put, one of the grandest and goriest splatter films in the annals of horror cinema.
Fans of the macabre who purchase this dvd will not be disappointed. But for those who say otherwise; it would be smart not to upset Dr.V ;)"