Last week, Netflix kicked off it’s horror spectacular with the release of ‘Malevolent’, which we have been covering leading up to it’s premier.
According to the synopsis:
“Brother and sister team Angela (Pugh) and Jackson (Ben Lloyd-Hughes) are nothing more than scam artists. Preying on the grief-stricken and the vulnerable, they convince the bereaved that Angela has the ability to contact the dead. It’s a simple con, until Mrs. Green (Celia Imrie) summons the pair to her home — the orphanage that was once stage to a string of murders of young girls — and Angela grows less and less certain of what’s actually real. The fake paranormal investigators suffer the ultimate reality check when they are confronted by the true horrors and terrifying past that lie hidden within the haunted orphanage.”
The film’s story is pretty straight forward, a brother and sister, along with their friends, team up to scam people based off the reputation of Angela and Jackson’s mother, who was believed to have powers that Angela has inherited.
As they venture from house to house, and scam to scam, there seems to be no remorse for the course they continue to take, until Angela has a real experience that isn’t for “show” or part of the theatrics that the small team relies on.
Angela starts honing in on her gift, and starts to take a more serious approach despite being dismissed by Jackson, who is in a world of financial trouble and needs the scam to pay off big.
Eventually they are summoned by Mrs. Green, who is complaining about the children who haunt her massive house. What lies beneath the surface is a story much darker, and one that slowly unravels once Mrs. Green smartens up to the scheme.
The movie is slow paced, and lacks scares, drudging on with a monotone story that seems beaten to death by the time the movie moves towards the climax. The story is solid, but loses it’s effect after spending far too much time on dialogue and boring scenes.
While it will surely draw in viewers looking to celebrate a scary month of October, it’s sadly disappointing, causing more boredom than scary moments.
‘Riot Girls’ Clip Ends with a Bloody Bang
According to the synopsis: “When a mysterious illness wipes out the entire adult population, the kids that are left behind split themselves into two groups. A vicious war ensues between the two rival gangs over territory, resources and survival.”
Starring Madison Iseman, Jenny Raven, and Paloma Kwiatkowski, the clip below shows a tense situation, ending with a bang.
Netflix Releasing Mind-Bending ‘Fractured’ in October
Starring Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Lucy Capri, Stephen Tobolowsky and Adjoa Andoh, the mind-bending film dropped a trailer today and it looks….crazy.
According to the synopsis: “Driving home after a tense holiday weekend with his in-laws, Ray Monroe, a well-meaning but overwhelmed family man, pulls into a rest area with his wife Joanne and daughter Peri. The trip takes a turn for the worse when Peri is hurt in an accident and the family rushes to a nearby emergency room run by a staff with dubious intentions. After being sent away for further testing Peri and Joanne vanish and all records of their visit disappear. Ray’s concern turns into a desperate race to find his family and discover the truth of what happened to them.”
Blumhouse Drops Trailer for ‘Sweetheart’
Blumhouse’s next film will be J.D. Dillard’s ‘Sweetheart’ which is a creature feature set to be released on VOD platforms, via Universal Home Entertainment, on October 22nd.
According to the synopsis: “Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and it doesn’t take her long to realize she’s completely alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but must also fend off the malevolent force that comes out each night.”
Kiersey Clemons, Emory Cohen, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, and Andrew Crawford star.
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