26 August 2014 | mungflesh
Could have been much moor
Two Americans go to Exmoor, England to investigate the rumors about wild cats roaming the moors. They hook up with a guy who is a hunter and set out to find one of the beasts. What they actually find is much more disturbing.
It's a pretty good premise for a horror but doesn't quite live up to its promises. The plot twists and turns unnecessarily, leaving the viewer yearning for something more punchy and less contrived. It's very much a case of the more they added, the less they got.
Melia Kreiling is probably about the best thing in the movie. She's solid in the lead role and I have a feeling we'll be seeing much more from her in the future. It is competently shot, looks and sounds good but it's the messy plot and somewhat thin characterization that prevents any real tension from building.
It does have a few moments that are effective but they are scarce and not particularly scary. I didn't hate this film but I doubt I'd give it a second viewing in a hurry.