Do they really want to know the truth?
P. B Rubalcaba | Redlands, CA USA | 03/20/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Is the legend of the Albino Farm worthy of a college project to discover the truth? Wait'll you see these four students as they embark into the Ozarks to find out for themselves. Some good stuff here, but I couldn't give it 5 stars. I must agree with another reviewer about how dark this film is. There are parts where you simply can't see what is going on. Aside from that, it was a quality chiller using a familiar storyline but it had new twists. I loved it. The camera crew and equipment was lacking. Too bad."
ALBINOS, THE OTHER WHITE MEAT
Robert F. Powers | Quincy, Ma USA | 07/05/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I knew nothing about this movie but I saw it in Blockbuster and on the cover someone is holding a grappling hook, and I thought, Hmmm, maybe this could be interesting. So I went in with low expectations and it didn't even meet those.
For starters, I think the "Wrong Turn" well has been dipped into once too often. It would appear every time anyone in America ventures into a wooded area they are going to be set-on by a pack of mutant, redneck cannibals. Well I guess this time they stirred the well-water some and made them Albino, mutant redneck cannibals.
There is a legend that deep in the Ozarks is an Albino Farm. That's it. Are they farmers? What do they do? Do they slop the cows and milk the pigs?
Two college-age couples decide to investigate. These four share a quarter each of the same brain. Close to their destination they begin to meet up with an odd assortment of country folk including a character who flicks lit cigarettes at them and a albino, mutant, redneck dwarf who scrapes up roadkill for lunch.
They get to a weirdly under-populated town(budget problems I would guess) and the couples split up and try to find directions to the farm. One couple approach a stretch limousine(?) and the driver and his front seat passenger are Siamese twins. The backseat passenger is the cigarette flicker with his long, red greasy hair, red-circled eyelids and teeth with insect parts on them. Ciggie says he knows the way to the farm and tells the couple to hop in and they do. (See what I mean about a quarter of a brain each)
The rest of the movie involves the shenanigans with the albinos but the movie by then is so dark it would appear Stevie Wonder was the cameraman and he forgot to take the cover off the lens. One survivor manages to escape and she ends up at a revival tent meeting. She thinks she's safe but the congregation are the townfolk and they turn out to be deformed, crazed, bible thumpers-even the siamese twins and bug teeth are there, led by an albino, Billy Graham type preacher.
Avoid this at all costs, it sounds like fun but even the sound was edited in a cement mixer. One minute a whisper, the next moment a breaking the sound barrier sonic boom. I had to hold onto my remote so I could adjust the sound as needed."
The Tao of Netflix | Washington, DC | 05/30/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am surprised to admit that I, for the most part, highly enjoyed this film. In short, a group of college kids decide to investigate rumors of a strange community within a disconnected (from the real world) farm community, only to find the rumors are very true. While the essential premise has been repeated at nauseam in many other movies, this one was executed pretty well, well enough to certainly justify a rental. The scenes leading up to the actual on-screen action (necessitated by the horror elements) do a great job of building tension and setting an ominous mood. The actual action-horror scenes are very good too; they slowly introduce and reveal the monster characters with a strong visual impact and do not overdo it. Far too many mutant/monster movies grossly overdo the monster to the point of annoying absurdity, not so here. My primary complaint is the awful Indian guy. The cast is primarily 4 college kids, 3 of which mesh well together and have generally good on-screen chemistry. Not so for the Indian kid. His acting skills are on par with that of a rock, and he certainly breathes the same level of life into his character, a completely boring, empty, flat guy whose jokes and pitiful attempts at acting like a cool american kid are shamelessly artificial. That notwithstanding, the movie overcomes this awful casting decision and provides a highly enjoyable movie that does not overdo the gore."