Reviews

  • Sep 01, 2011

    This movie was seriously boring and right when it started to get a little bit interesting i got disgusted and cut it off, sometimes a movie starts off slowly at first before it gets good but the slow part just never ended.

    This movie was seriously boring and right when it started to get a little bit interesting i got disgusted and cut it off, sometimes a movie starts off slowly at first before it gets good but the slow part just never ended.

  • Jun 28, 2011

    ok so I don't know how to classify this movie, kept execting some realization regaarding quaid's past, who the killer was, why he did it, how quaid escaped, but no. also kept expecting something to happen before I was about 3/4s of the way through the film.

    ok so I don't know how to classify this movie, kept execting some realization regaarding quaid's past, who the killer was, why he did it, how quaid escaped, but no. also kept expecting something to happen before I was about 3/4s of the way through the film.

  • May 30, 2010

    A nice little fact, this adaptation is from Clive Barkers short "Book of Blood". If you like Clive's Stuff, check it out. However for a better Clive Barker movie, -- go for Midnight Meat Train...I would not consider this a horror movie.. Maybe Gore Fest, or suspense at a maximum. It did have Gore, and lots of it, 2 deaths in the first 6 minutes of the film. How can you go wrong right?? I won't ruin it for you, but yeah, i had to cover my face, not because I was freaked out, but because it was fucking disgusting.. This little movie makes the characters confront there fears, what they Dread most in life, from a mom and dad being murdered, to a girl with a horrible birth mark down her entire body... Usually with these After Dark Horrofest Films, you get under budget bullshit actors... This one did come as a surprise, as the production value looked great, acting was far superior than most of the films in the After Dark library...

    A nice little fact, this adaptation is from Clive Barkers short "Book of Blood". If you like Clive's Stuff, check it out. However for a better Clive Barker movie, -- go for Midnight Meat Train...I would not consider this a horror movie.. Maybe Gore Fest, or suspense at a maximum. It did have Gore, and lots of it, 2 deaths in the first 6 minutes of the film. How can you go wrong right?? I won't ruin it for you, but yeah, i had to cover my face, not because I was freaked out, but because it was fucking disgusting.. This little movie makes the characters confront there fears, what they Dread most in life, from a mom and dad being murdered, to a girl with a horrible birth mark down her entire body... Usually with these After Dark Horrofest Films, you get under budget bullshit actors... This one did come as a surprise, as the production value looked great, acting was far superior than most of the films in the After Dark library...

  • May 24, 2010

    Most horror movies I wish would spend more time with making me empathetic with the characters. Well, this one was the opposite. The movie took an hour before it got good. The bad part of the movie was the first hour which drug on! Everything else was pretty average for a horror movie. So I'm kinda indecisive about it. Maybe watch it on HBO.

    Most horror movies I wish would spend more time with making me empathetic with the characters. Well, this one was the opposite. The movie took an hour before it got good. The bad part of the movie was the first hour which drug on! Everything else was pretty average for a horror movie. So I'm kinda indecisive about it. Maybe watch it on HBO.

  • May 15, 2010

    Disturbing and messed up movie that taps into the concept of 'fear'. Only for the strong-hearted (don't let the 'Twilight' actor fool you).

    Disturbing and messed up movie that taps into the concept of 'fear'. Only for the strong-hearted (don't let the 'Twilight' actor fool you).

  • May 14, 2010

    Anthony Diblasi's Dread, based on a short story by horror legend Clive Barker, is another example of one of the 8 Films to Die For sounding like a really good horror film but turning out to be otherwise when you watch it. I had high hopes for this set of films, since the first two films I watched were surprisingly solid films. But now that I've come to the final films in this collection I find that the remaining 6 films I needed to watch just didn't live up to the standard left by Lake Mungo and Zombies of Mass Destruction. Dread tells the story of three college students who embark on a video project for one of their classes. The subject of their documentary is fear. Putting advertisements out for participants, people flock in to sit in front of the camera and talk about their fears, and how they came to be afraid of whatever it is that scares them. One of the three film-makers, Quaid (Shaun Evans), takes the film project a step too far and puts certain subjects face to face with their fears. Sounds promising, but DiBlasi's film never shifts into top gear with this premise. The problem with Dread is that it isn't so much about putting people against their fears as it was Quaid just being a sadistic bastard to these people. He locks up a vegetarian in a room with a slab of meat, and refuses to let her out until she completely eats every ounce of it. What exactly does this prove though? That when it comes to life or death we are capable of just about anything, even things that we swore never to do? I understand this particular character didn't like the idea of eating meat, but that isn't quite dread. When you dread something, it's more something like "I dread going to the doctors." This particular scenario for her was more "do or die" than "dread." The acting in Dread is hit and miss. Shaun Evans isn't very convincing as Quaid, a character with a really messed up childhood. He doesn't have the intense screen presence required to make this character frightening or believable. Jackson Rathbone is an actor that I haven't been too impressed with, especially with his small role in the Twilight films, but I did like him in Dread. Not a performance that will blow you away, but still strong enough to convince me that Rathbone might be able to deliver better performances later on in his career. I've seen that Dread has gotten some positive feedback by a couple horror sites and magazines. To each their own I suppose, but for me this film just doesn't work like it should. It takes far too long to get off the ground, and when it finally does it changes directions and becomes a completely different film than I expected it to be. That could have been a good thing, if it weren't for the fact that the sort of film that Dread becomes is one that was almost completely tedious to get through.

    Anthony Diblasi's Dread, based on a short story by horror legend Clive Barker, is another example of one of the 8 Films to Die For sounding like a really good horror film but turning out to be otherwise when you watch it. I had high hopes for this set of films, since the first two films I watched were surprisingly solid films. But now that I've come to the final films in this collection I find that the remaining 6 films I needed to watch just didn't live up to the standard left by Lake Mungo and Zombies of Mass Destruction. Dread tells the story of three college students who embark on a video project for one of their classes. The subject of their documentary is fear. Putting advertisements out for participants, people flock in to sit in front of the camera and talk about their fears, and how they came to be afraid of whatever it is that scares them. One of the three film-makers, Quaid (Shaun Evans), takes the film project a step too far and puts certain subjects face to face with their fears. Sounds promising, but DiBlasi's film never shifts into top gear with this premise. The problem with Dread is that it isn't so much about putting people against their fears as it was Quaid just being a sadistic bastard to these people. He locks up a vegetarian in a room with a slab of meat, and refuses to let her out until she completely eats every ounce of it. What exactly does this prove though? That when it comes to life or death we are capable of just about anything, even things that we swore never to do? I understand this particular character didn't like the idea of eating meat, but that isn't quite dread. When you dread something, it's more something like "I dread going to the doctors." This particular scenario for her was more "do or die" than "dread." The acting in Dread is hit and miss. Shaun Evans isn't very convincing as Quaid, a character with a really messed up childhood. He doesn't have the intense screen presence required to make this character frightening or believable. Jackson Rathbone is an actor that I haven't been too impressed with, especially with his small role in the Twilight films, but I did like him in Dread. Not a performance that will blow you away, but still strong enough to convince me that Rathbone might be able to deliver better performances later on in his career. I've seen that Dread has gotten some positive feedback by a couple horror sites and magazines. To each their own I suppose, but for me this film just doesn't work like it should. It takes far too long to get off the ground, and when it finally does it changes directions and becomes a completely different film than I expected it to be. That could have been a good thing, if it weren't for the fact that the sort of film that Dread becomes is one that was almost completely tedious to get through.

  • May 13, 2010

    Kind of on the fence about this one. Pacing is a problem, although I never really expect quick pacing from anything Barker is involved in. It just does not seem to get suspenseful or intriguing until the last half hour. Really does not do Barker's work justice.

    Kind of on the fence about this one. Pacing is a problem, although I never really expect quick pacing from anything Barker is involved in. It just does not seem to get suspenseful or intriguing until the last half hour. Really does not do Barker's work justice.

  • May 02, 2010

    I know I'm in the minority, but I thought it was better than Barker's short story. Meep!

    I know I'm in the minority, but I thought it was better than Barker's short story. Meep!

  • Apr 30, 2010

    Ooo the ending of this was crazy! Love the story by Clive Barker but the adaptaion didn't hold up.

    Ooo the ending of this was crazy! Love the story by Clive Barker but the adaptaion didn't hold up.

  • Apr 30, 2010

    Exceeded my expectations! We watched Dread and The Final and both were worthy of $5 rental fee. I am looking forward to seeing others from Horrorfest 4.

    Exceeded my expectations! We watched Dread and The Final and both were worthy of $5 rental fee. I am looking forward to seeing others from Horrorfest 4.