Man, is this a bad movie... First off let me start by saying that I'm a huge horror fan, I've seen most horror movies (even really bad and off the radar flicks, just because I don't want to miss out on anything).
Well, let me tell you, this is easily among the Top 5 worst movies I've ever seen. And I don't just mean bad in a good way (you know, like some B-category cult-movie), I mean plain awful.
Let's start with the good stuff and get it out of the way: the good parts. Image is pretty damn good, lighting really sets a good atmosphere and some performances are not at all bad (Britne Oldford is really good). That's it. Everything else is horrific.
The plot is sub-par, it is just some religious mumbo-jumbo with no logic whatsoever. You get the story behind the movie's title right off the bat but nothing in it makes sense. And it doesn't get any better as the movie moves forward. You spend most of the watching time between 2 states of mind: being bored out of your mind and wondering what the heck is going on in this movie.
The two actors playing the detectives are as expressive as a plank and to top it all they mumble words so badly that you have to turn the volume of your speakers way up just to understand what they're saying. I didn't think they were actors at all, I just assumed by their looks that they were ex-MMA fighters (you know the type, tough-looking, no talent, not on the bright side of things either). Then I researched a little and turns out that they are. Man, oh man, the horror... Their acting is something you find in porn movies: they try to convey emotions by overacting and moving their eyebrows is somewhat peculiar ways but they fall short of anything but annoying.
But it really is the bad script that really runs this movie into the ground. I mean, some of the lines in this movie should be given to scriptwriters as examples of what not to make their characters say, under severe penalty upon breaking this rule. Like being dropped down in the middle of the Mojave Desert with nothing but their script to keep them company. I literally cringed upon hearing some of them. One example: "How you holding up old man?" Reply (bluntly): "Not bad for an old fool". I mean, c'mon what is this, did I fall asleep again in my hut tub time machine and got transported to the 70's? Get some new material, will you?
To conclude, if you're anything like me and you watch movies to escape boredom, this is not the movie to go to. It will just exacerbate the symptom and possibly make you want to hurt yourself.
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