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Freakdog (Red Mist) (2008)

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Shrooms director Paddy Breathnach returns to terrify horror hounds with this supernatural shocker about a dangerous loner who falls into a deep coma, and travels out of body to seek revenge against his tormentors. Kenneth Chisholm is a depraved hospital janitor with a penchant for snapping voyeuristic cell phone pictures. One night, while out at a local bar, a group of trainee medical students work up the courage to confront the sleazy shutterbug. Devastated, Kenneth suffers from an epileptic

Feb 10, 2009

Starz Entertainment

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (12) | DVD (2)

'Shrooms' director Paddy Breathnach still hasn't the foggiest idea of how to make a horror.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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A derivative and titter-inducingly weak slasher movie.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

A very ordinary, conventional, by-the-numbers creepfest without any dark spark.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

Beep, beep, wooooooo...: this moronic medical horror's so awful, you'll be willing yourself to flatline.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

This is a by-the-numbers slasher dressed up as a thriller, with Holby City-level acting.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

It isn't scary enough or funny enough to be worth your time.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

Red Mist is a lazy, incoherent shocker with nothing to recommend it.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

The plot is total rubbish, and no amount of slick film-making can make you believe it is worth all the blood and gore we have to sit through.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

You've seen this all before, and you've seen it done better.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: News of the World
News of the World

Slasher movies tend to be all about the fiend doing the carving and cutting in a search for revenge. And that's pretty much the core of Red Mist.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Sunday Mail [UK]
Sunday Mail [UK]

Paddy Breathnach's second horror outing plays much like his first, mixing genres and influences into a heady cocktail - although this time around the flavours may no longer satisfy the jaded palate.

June 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Routine surgery.

December 23, 2008 Full Review Source: Horror.com
Horror.com

inevitably derivative (and the faux-American accents from the mostly Irish cast grate), but it makes for a heady enough cocktail.

September 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

Audience Reviews for Freakdog (Red Mist)

It's difficult to describe how bad Red Mist really is. But let's just say this is one of those movies that you'll probably find at the bottom of the DVD remainder bin or gloss over on Netflix without feigning much interest in watching. That's probably for the best.
The story primarily plays out like a "I Know What You Did in Med School" with a paranormal twist. A group of medical interns get carried away one night with drugs and alcohol and decide to play a prank on creepy loner Kenneth by giving him a hefty mix of these toxins. To their surprise (and keep in mind these are supposed to be med students who should be educated in the outcome of overdosing and mixing drugs and alcohol), Kenneth falls into a deep coma. Terrified for their futures, they make a pact to swear they had nothing to do with it. Soon enough, one by one they're all slaughtered, as Kenneth starts having out of body experiences by possessing other people to do his murderous bidding.
If this premise alone doesn't sound ridiculous/cliched enough to detract you, think about watching the dumbest and least interesting characters parade around trying to figure out what you already have. Or having to sit through botchy medical science. Or very lame and poorly constructed kill scenes. Or a really slow paced film devoid of anything suspenseful or scary. Needless to say, do not watch.
November 10, 2013
MovieGeek13

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This could have been so much better. Nice idea but on a tight budget, and thin plot lines it doesn't live up to potential. I thought Arielle Kebbel being in this might be a good sign, but it's not up to the usual quality of films she is in.
I also have to add I really don't understand why they try to Americanise this film? It was obvious to me this was made in the UK, Northern Ireland, so why not set it there? Why try to make out it's a small town in America? Only for those who don't mind low budget horrors.
June 25, 2010
Deano78

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Eh. Whatever.
October 26, 2009
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