Bloody Wednesday Reviews
The acting for most of the movie is pretty bad, but the story is quite good, and Raymond Elemendorf really plays distrubing and 'off' quite well.
Like Lynch, Cronenberg, Scorsese, and others, Gilhuis delights in keeping the audience off-kilter, constantly leaving us questioning the validity of what we just saw: Much like Harry, who lives in the same daunting, haunting twilight.
That is the end of what I liked about the film. The effects are horrible (remember, b movie) and some of the scares are cheesy and dumb. The acting is a little stale and bland as well (Raymond Elmendorf over acts and acts like he doesn't know how to be afraid). I think some producer should watch this film and hire a director and writer to modernize it because the story has great potential to be a great film. I think someone like Scorsese or Nolan could make a masterpiece out of this and really give the story justice and someone like DiCaprio or Depp could give the character of Harry great depth. They have experience playing troubled characters who drive a film forward. This film had potential, but apparently lacked funding. Redone, this could be the 20teens version of The Shining.
All that and engaging characters that work as a whole... but are all apart from each other. My only complaint would have to be that a couple of the actors were a little wodden in their portrayal of the characters.
Otherwise, it's been added to my Favorites List.