The Void Reviews
And I'm sorry to say, that is what this film is. An almost random cavalcade of jump scares, gross out moments, and being as fucked up as possible from one scene to the next. All loosely strung together by a paper thin and "vague on purpose" plot with very little real context or substance.
I suppose I can appreciate that some people like this kind of "horror". But I think it also says something terribly unflattering about our modern society, that people would find this kind of stuff "entertaining".
A slight issue with some minor quirks throughout the narrative, as things get ?Evil Dead II? levels of ridiculous early and often, but The Void doubles down and takes itself far more seriously where as Sam Raimi?s cult classics were always about letting the audience get a wink and smile, being in on the gag of it all with the filmmaker. Here, this comes from left field, where no background or expectations from the writer/director can be gleaned before hand, and it?s this advantage(?) that?s used while the film never blinks once, no matter how much it sacrifices substance for style, or logistical narrative structure for its unapologetic bravura.
This one doesn?t try to spend time convincing you it?s something fresh and well executed - it firmly believes that if anyone is crazy between the screen and an unaccommodating audience member, it?s without a doubt the latter...and you know what? I?d have to agree. Horror fans would be, well...not really Horror fans at all if they dismissed this sleeper-flick of gleeful mayhem in the fullest extent imaginable.
All in all, I think it's a great film.
plus it has a 1980's throwback feel to it all
a deputy picks up a man covered in blood to a hospital, soon he's surrounded by figures in white uniforms and they're not about to let everyone leave
a monstrous creature then hatches from another patient and they try to find the source of it all
much of it traces to a void in reality that's been opened to counteract the balance between life and death
the monster effects are quite disgusting but inventive, it's a lot of unknown actors but they do a decent job, and even though all of the answers aren't given here I think most of it can be understood visually
lots of blood and gore, a nightmarish atmosphere, and some psychadellic imagery make the 'Void' an above-average horror film