The Dead Center Reviews

  • Jan 18, 2021

    I really think Shane Carruth is a talented man, besides being a unique auteur he is a pretty good actor. He has a good taste and choosing to be part of this movie shows it. I really loved the tone of the movie, with music that remind me of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scores and visuals that remind me of David Lynch it manages to create a tension that kept me invested. More horror should be like this, more concerned in setting a disturbing tone that falling to the easy jump scare/ ugly monster tropes.

    I really think Shane Carruth is a talented man, besides being a unique auteur he is a pretty good actor. He has a good taste and choosing to be part of this movie shows it. I really loved the tone of the movie, with music that remind me of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scores and visuals that remind me of David Lynch it manages to create a tension that kept me invested. More horror should be like this, more concerned in setting a disturbing tone that falling to the easy jump scare/ ugly monster tropes.

  • Jul 25, 2020

    One of the scariest movies I've ever seen. It's not in your face, but it slithers in slowly, insidiously. The ending is flat out nightmare. Leaves you shaking in your boots. If you pay close attention, and like your psychological horror, you'd better be careful. It will scare the s*** out of you.

    One of the scariest movies I've ever seen. It's not in your face, but it slithers in slowly, insidiously. The ending is flat out nightmare. Leaves you shaking in your boots. If you pay close attention, and like your psychological horror, you'd better be careful. It will scare the s*** out of you.

  • Jul 22, 2020

    'The Dead Center' is tense and for a while you feel like something of substance is going to happen. Those feelings may, at times, turn to boredom, as the slow burn doesn't come to fruition as effectively as it could have. It's well-made, well-acted, but is the payoff worth it? Were there enough twists and turns along the way? No! The thing is, when you reveal who the killer is and pull the rug from out under the mystery in the first act, that final 15 minutes better be numbing. When I was entering the third act the only thing I wanted was to not be letdown. Spoiler: I was. Look when we can't get the first movie right, why are we setting up a sequel? This was a wasted exercise with maybe a scary moment or two. I'm not sure what this movie is supposed to be. Final Score: 3.8/10

    'The Dead Center' is tense and for a while you feel like something of substance is going to happen. Those feelings may, at times, turn to boredom, as the slow burn doesn't come to fruition as effectively as it could have. It's well-made, well-acted, but is the payoff worth it? Were there enough twists and turns along the way? No! The thing is, when you reveal who the killer is and pull the rug from out under the mystery in the first act, that final 15 minutes better be numbing. When I was entering the third act the only thing I wanted was to not be letdown. Spoiler: I was. Look when we can't get the first movie right, why are we setting up a sequel? This was a wasted exercise with maybe a scary moment or two. I'm not sure what this movie is supposed to be. Final Score: 3.8/10

  • Apr 19, 2020

    A missed opportunity, not that far away from being a great film. 'The Dead Center' is told, at least for the majority, through the eyes of psychiatrist Daniel Forrester, who comes across and attempts to treat an unusual John Doe. That premise works nicely across the first and second acts, as the mystery begins to unfold. That's about it, though. There isn't really an ending per se. It builds and builds well, before wrapping things up rather abruptly. We never find out what or why, despite being shown that what is happening is occurring on a much, much larger scale. The aforementioned Daniel is played by Shane Carruth, who produces an effective performance. Jeremy Childs is good, as is Bill Feehely; though his character is completely unfulfilled, much more could've been done with Edward. I very much was enjoying this, until it all falls flat during the third act. Disappointing.

    A missed opportunity, not that far away from being a great film. 'The Dead Center' is told, at least for the majority, through the eyes of psychiatrist Daniel Forrester, who comes across and attempts to treat an unusual John Doe. That premise works nicely across the first and second acts, as the mystery begins to unfold. That's about it, though. There isn't really an ending per se. It builds and builds well, before wrapping things up rather abruptly. We never find out what or why, despite being shown that what is happening is occurring on a much, much larger scale. The aforementioned Daniel is played by Shane Carruth, who produces an effective performance. Jeremy Childs is good, as is Bill Feehely; though his character is completely unfulfilled, much more could've been done with Edward. I very much was enjoying this, until it all falls flat during the third act. Disappointing.

  • Feb 19, 2020

    Liked it 2.8-2.9. Well call it a 2.85

    Liked it 2.8-2.9. Well call it a 2.85

  • Feb 10, 2020

    It's ok. Well-filmed, good acting, very good casting. It's memorable, but it drags on for longer than it should.

    It's ok. Well-filmed, good acting, very good casting. It's memorable, but it drags on for longer than it should.

  • Nov 28, 2019

    One of the worst films I’ve ever seen !!! How did it get a 94%??? I’m surprised it even got a 53%!!!! Don’t waste your time . It’s so bad it’s laughable

    One of the worst films I’ve ever seen !!! How did it get a 94%??? I’m surprised it even got a 53%!!!! Don’t waste your time . It’s so bad it’s laughable

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Amazing film! I loved every second of it. This is definitely a must-see for horror fans.

    Amazing film! I loved every second of it. This is definitely a must-see for horror fans.

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Psychological? Please. Just a very average horror. And I do not like horror.

    Psychological? Please. Just a very average horror. And I do not like horror.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Achieves adequacy, and that's about it. Really confused about the high ratings.

    Achieves adequacy, and that's about it. Really confused about the high ratings.