This movie feels like a student film project, but its not. Perhaps the audacious name is due to the inclusion of a number of disparate horror elements in the film. Mostly the film relies on atmospheric horror, but it also includes psychological, zombie, torture, and vampiric elements. This is one of those movies in which time does not flow in a straight line. In that way its similar to Mulholland Drive, but that film is one million times better than Horror. Mulholland Drive came out a year earlier, so I wonder if it was an influence.
Horror Took 18 days to film. Its a low budget movie. Its confusing and weird. I dont think its good, but I didnt hate it either. The writer/director commentary is helpful, but still the viewer is left to decide if its all a dream, a drug hallucination, an afterlife experience, or what.
Its one of those movies with a lot of crosses in the background. One of the main characters is a demonic preacher and faith healer, who is apparently the father of the heroin though they look to be the same age. His father (another main character) is a mesmerizer. The heroin's mother is perhaps my favorite character; she seems to be tripping all the time and is blissfully evil. If you like weird and creepy movies, and you dont mind low budget, then you might want to "smoke'em if you've got'em" and check out this movie.
This movie does not disappoint. The story is similar to the story of The Evil Dead (1981). This time the story is better and the film scarier. I went to see it twice in theater, which is rare for me. One point of interest is that there is no CGI in the movie.
Dont expect any of the comedy or campiness of Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness(Evil Dead 3). No comedy, no bad acting, just creepy and disturbing stuff. If you arent familiar with the Evil Dead movies, this movie, like the rest, is about demons possessing human beings and then trying to bring other humans under possession. In most cases the possession spreads like a virus through being attacked by a possessed person. Its kind of like The Exorcist meets Dawn of the Dead.
If you are a big fan of the earlier Evil Dead movies then you might want to stick around for the end of the credits. Its not much but there is a little something there for fans.