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The story is fairly generic and none of the kills are particularly new or interesting. There's an over reliance on Matt tripping up to isolate Georgia and Fox seemed too easy to kill for an expert tracker. With the addition of a surviving murder victim - Romanian prostitute Vanya for Georgia to contend with - and the killers child,Â X Moor's third act becomes convoluted and confusing. As a consequence the ending seems abrupt and tacked.
Ostensibly about a documentary maker and her team in search of a great cat hunting the Scottish moors. Turns into a nightmare of getting trapped in those same moors with a serial killer on the loose. A rather tame slasher movie, filmed on a limited budget.
I hate when the films don't have descriptions because the review doesn't even make sense. Anyway the film, essentially, is about this documentary crew on the hunt for this supposed monster roaming the English countryside and then they end up coming across a different type of killer. Simple enough, right. That's it, actually. There's no smart-ass remark about how the film is actually not simple and is actually convoluted and nonsensical. Felt I had to clear that up, since the film is actually pretty easy and simple to follow. It was also incredibly short too, so it's not like the film really overstays its welcome. Honestly, while I didn't think this was a good movie, I definitely think it is a solid and semi-entertaining horror film. Part of the reason why it works is that it focuses on something that's more grounded in reality than say a monster from slashers like Freddy or Jason. This film is all about the hunt, first for the serial killer and once he is discovered, the hunters become the hunted, as the cliche goes. But it's all, honestly, very serviceable. As far as horror, though, other than the hunt and the suspense over who it is that's doing these things to these women, there's not much here. It's certainly framed as a horror movie and it's paced like one too, but there's not much here. Though, to be fair, this wasn't meant to be like an Insidious 3, where you're actively looking to scare people. It wasn't that type of movie, but part of me thinks that it's wrong to label this as a horror movie even though it actually is one. I realize this doesn't make any sense whatsoever, but so be it. The characters themselves are decent, not great. But there's this one character, a woman taken to the woods by the suspected killer and it turns out that she's alive. She's more unlikable than the villain himself, honestly. I sympathize with her character in that she's been taken into the woods, and drugged, by this man who probably has already raped her. It's never stated, but it's more than heavily implied. So, and this is removing both Fox and Matt from the equation since you can understand why she'd be mistrustful of men, we're just talking about her interactions with Georgia, this woman attacks Georgia whenever Georgia doesn't do what this woman wants her to do. I'm not kidding, I think this woman, whose name I forget, attacks Georgia like three separate times in the film. It'd be one thing if Georgia skirted the line of good and evil, but she was the only person that wanted to help this woman. They take what, realistically, should've been a character that you sympathize for because of what she's been put through and they make her even more odious than the supposed villain of the film. That takes a lot of fucking effort. I think that's what you can call shitty writing. There's nothing about this film that really stands out in the incredibly crowded horror genre, but it offers a moderately enjoyable and fairly average experience. It definitely surpassed my expectations, but not by much.