Posted on 8/25/11 03:27 PM
Atrocious is another entry into the handy cam style movie. I found it to be really good. The movies run time is about 70 min and I think it works well. This story tells about a family that goes vacationing to an old house they own up in the woods. Half the movie introduces the characters and shows us the real freaky locale of the movie: The woods maze. Most of the beginning shows us the maze during the day time. The last half hour grabs us and doesn't let us go. Taking us through a crazy chase through the maze with nothing but out imagination going wild as to what this "thing" is.
The ending is awesome. Believable, scary and freakishly filmed.
The movie spends most of it's night scenes using the night vision mode on the camera.
Unfortunately the movie is extremely dark at times, and it is hard to make out what's on the screen sometimes. Also those with a light stomach may finds it's shaky camera unbearable. The movie also uses a lot of camera "tricks" to avoid showing something revealing
Overall I enjoyed it a lot. The ending was really good and unexpected but the movie suffers some poor editing and a sporadic pace.