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Stefano arrives in a village in Italy to restore a painting on a church wall. It depicts the death of Saint Sebastian and the former artist of the painting, Buono Legnani, had not finished it until his sudden death. While Stefano works at restoring the fresco, he meets a lovely teacher for whom he begins a relationship with. It is however the death of his friend, Antonio, that begins his own investigation of finding out why he died as well as discovering more on the former artist Legnani.
Legnani was a strange man. He is said to have spoke like a machine gun and was known to be 'The painter of agonies' for he saw great art in the pain of others. He had two twisted sisters, or as Coppola the chauffeur puts it two bitches. They were able to control Legnani and helped with his work. A voice recording of him moaning as he watches someone die gives him, what sounds to be anyways, an orgasm of sorts. It's a very disturbing moment at the beginning of the film to hear the recording while the opening credits roll as we watch a man get stabbed to death. Creeped me out.
Stefano, with the help of Coppola, try solving this mystery but the people of the village aren't willing to open up entirely and basically keep their distance from Stefano at the very end when he desperately cries for help. Strange phone calls telling him to stay away from restoring the fresco hint that he is being watched, but by who? The two sisters perhaps? Maybe it's Legnani himself?
The film's atmosphere is spooky. From the opening credits to the surprising, if a bit convoluted, climax keeps you still as you watch and wonder what will happen. I was surprised by what Stefano finds. The truth of it being what it turns out to be, especially knowing where Legnani is being kept, sent chills up my spine.
Overall, expect an intriguing mystery of sadistic proportions.
Ever wonder why we never went back to the moon?
In December of '73, a crew is gathered for a top secret D.O.D. (Department of Defense) mission. Nate Walker, John Grey and Ben Anderson are sent to the Moon to place detectors to inform the U.S. of any Russians who are stationed there. The U.S. fear that the Russians would set up base to launch Missiles. So, Apollo 18 was formed to prevent something like that ever happening.
Walker and Anderson land on the Moon while Grey is stationed in orbit. Walker and Anderson collect samples outside their lunar module. One of the samples happens to be a moonrock or what looks like one.
As the two sleep, strange noises cause some concern. It is explained by Houston that it's nothing more but some interference from the detectors. Nothing to worry about.
As the two venture out some more they discover footprints that lead them to a Russian lunar module. A body as well is found in a crater and stuffed inside this Russian astronauts spacesuit is a rock. What is with the moon rocks?
Houston is informed of the extra presence of a Soviet module, but they tell the crew that there is nothing else to inform them on other than to continue their mission. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Or in this case the Moon.
The sample of the rock as well as the other rock samples taken begin to take on the form of a spider-like creature. It causes chaos as well as fear especially for Anderson who witnesses Walker being attacked by something in his suit. Walker is bitten by whatever it was and his wound becomes infected (or it could be turning him into something awful).
Heading back to Grey proves to be a no go since their module won't launch. It all boils down to the Soviet module to get them home, but Houston doesn't want them to return. Especially with Walker. The mission was top secret for an obvious reason. To monitor the creatures that live on the Moon. Their forceful sacrifice would make them heroes and their deaths would be called in report as accidents. Official Reports state them crash landing in separate areas of the world. Their bodies never were recovered, but the footage was. :) That's a big plot hole.
How was the footage recovered? It's never explained how only that it was uploaded to a website called www.lunartruth.com. Anyone can upload anything and say that it's true or that it's this or that or whatever. So that kind of hurts the films realism.
The critics bashed this film stating that it wasn't 'scary enough' or 'it was boring'. I think this film wasn't meant to be scary because it relies heavily on atmosphere and it works! The shots of the lunar base of the Moon as its facing Earth are exactly how you would imagine. The realism is THERE and it feels with all it's grainy, distorted footage very spot on in my opinion. Also it's about time we had a found footage flick set in outer space. Even if it sounds silly.
Overall, it won't scare you to death, but it will fascinate you in how they shot it.
College students head to Sara's secluded vacation home near Lake Pontchartrain.
It's located in southeastern Louisiana and is the second-largest inland saltwater body of water in the United States, after the Great Salt Lake in Utah, and the largest lake in Louisiana. It makes for a great breeding ground for sharks and College kids.
The stereotypical group of shark bait have a great time until one of them has their arm severed during a water ski accident. Some in the group consider it a propeller accident. (Insert 'Jaws' reference here). It was NOT a boating accident. Especially when one of them goes to retrieve said guys arm to discover a SHARK! [Screams like a little girl].
Now much can be implausible, but the scene that got me laughing the most was when they were trying to get the severed arm guy to a hospital by boat only to have the boat veer off into a fiery explosion once hitting a gas station/boathouse. The two, including the missing arm guy, survive by way of jumping into the water. The continuation from that scene is implausible because it immediately cuts to them bringing their armless friend into a bedroom. Ha Ha! Willful Suspension of Disbelief.
Coming to their rescue is two rednecks: Dennis and Red. One of them use to date Sara. Guess which one?
The whole backstory as it were is that these two good ol' boys put these sharks in the water for a good reason: to record sharks feasting on the flesh of college kids. Yee-Haw! That's sum fun stuff right there! I wish.
This PG-13 travesty has a few things going for it. It's lame attempt at nudity by just having shots of butts and skimpy outfits to tease. I mean if you wanted nudity than just do it! Also the gore moments...wait, I'm sorry THERE ARE NO GORY MOMENTS! WTF?!
Why was there so much limitations in a horror film about sharks?
Overall, it's biggest letdown is that it's rated PG-13. Give me a break.
I only want to see this because I want to write a review stating how badly the film is before tossing it into my worst list. It has the makings of actually (maybe) replacing my number one worst film (Pathfinder). Hope it succeeds at doing that, but either way it'll still be in my worst list anyways because lets face it THAT FUCKING TRAILER JUST SCREAMS BADDDDDD!!!
That is all.