Madison County

2011

Madison County

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Madison County is about a group of college students that travel to a remote, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of the grisly murders that happened in the town over two decades ago. Upon their arrival, the author is no where to be found and the townspeople state that they've "not seen him in years." They also deny that Damien Ewell, the notorious murderer, ever existed and that the murders never happened. As the kids start to dig around to get their own answers, they come to find that the stories, and Damien, maybe more real than the townspeople are letting on.

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Critic Reviews for Madison County

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Audience Reviews for Madison County

  • Sep 19, 2016
    I'm always on the lookout for the Slasher of the New Age. Don't get me wrong, I love Jason Voorhees and his ilk, but I'm keen to give others a chance to try and join those ranks with an original character. Unfortunately it never quite seems to work out. Madison County's Damion Yule doesn't buck that trend. There's some decent individual moments, and I appreciate that the movie took its time to develop, but the quality was too low and the story too unexplored to merit a recommendation.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2012
    Not as good as expected...but I waited over a year for this movie to come out...and I got what I deserved! Very good teen-slasher flick.
    Jacob P Super Reviewer
  • May 11, 2012
    Madison County is the little engine that couldn't. The film brought nothing remotely fresh to the slasher genre and contributed zero scares, terror, suspense or inventive kills. Pointless comes to mind when I think about the film, which also has to be one of the worst, mindless slasher I've seen in recent memory. Madison County doesn't need to exist as it's already lost in the shuffle of countless others. The actors are actually pretty likable and give ok performances, despite the slim to none that they are given to work with. Thanks to a lazy script though, the characters they play are extremely dense and underdeveloped. The poor decisions they make are obvious rules of what not to do in a horror movie, which makes their demises all the more predictable with no room for suspense. The actors had nothing interesting to say or do but to run and scream for their lives, with zero payoffs. The killer is just plain typical and also had nothing intriguing to do and was a Leatherface wannabe, delivering no chills, thrills or surprises in the process. The disguise of choice for him though was appropriately grotesque, but the film doesn't give it a chance to deliver the full effect of it. Scarier on the poster I must say. No one to root for here. The director, Eric England does have some skill at creating an atmospheric, moody, 1970's ish vibe. I give him props for it as this is one of his very first feature film at age 24, but I think he should let someone else do the writing next time around. The story was just very uninspired and more of a rehash of countless other slasher films of the same ilk. The film also had some uneven pacing issues even for an 81-minute movie and didn't have a strong opening, middle or end for that matter and was never gripping. Had the look but not the walk or talk. For a slasher film, Madison County was dull right from the beginning. The chase scenes weren't thrilling or terrifying and the kills like I said were uninventive, predictable. The film never became its own because of unoriginal ideas and the climax or should I say anticlimax was rushed with no shock value and quite asinine. Overall, Madison County is not worth the trip. The film looked good but had zero substance or cleverness. The film had a lack of scares, suspense, effective kills, and a killer with little inventive skills and characters with little to no logic. Failed at delivering any entertainment value. Avoid this County! 1 out of 10
    Matt S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 30, 2012
    A competently made but ultimately useless, unimaginative, boring slasher flick. Doesn't bring absolutly nothing new to the table but there's worse out there.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer

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