The Axe Murders of Villisca (2016)

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'The Axe Murders of Villisca' is a ghost story based on the house where the notorious and still unsolved 1912 axe murders took place. Three outcast teenagers break into the house in search of answers, but discover something far beyond their worst fears.




  • Alex Frnka in The Axe Murders of Villisca (2016)
  • The Axe Murders of Villisca (2016)
  • Sean Whalen in The Axe Murders of Villisca (2016)
  • Kellan Rhude in The Axe Murders of Villisca (2016)
  • Sean Whalen in The Axe Murders of Villisca (2016)
  • The Axe Murders of Villisca (2016)

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20 June 2017 | jcain1635
| Just awful.
This movie wasn't worth the hour and small change I have given it already, so I'll make this brief.

The editing is passable. Barely. The saturation is trash. Orange and blues. You know the drill. I imagine if there were any scenes in Mexico they would add a grain and throw some chickens on the floor. Not very creative.

The acting is sub-par. Sean Whalen shines, as expected, giving the movie the campy cheese it so desperately needed. Unfortunately, he is only on screen for roughly three minutes total.

The sound is bad. The subtle ques that make a horror movie are cranked up to eleven to the point of being obnoxious. Too-loud heart beats, footsteps, all the sounds sound like they come from a cartoon. There are some clear ADR moments too where the mouths don't quite match up.

The cinematography is barbaric. I've seen better camera work and blocking in student films.

The plot is incoherent, to the point of being funny. Personal character revelations and progressions feel so forced and bizarre that my amusement at how unlike real people the characters act is all that got me through the movie.

Also, when a character goes evil, their eyes go grey in the cheesiest effect I have seen for a movie of this budget in a long time.

Just skip it.

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5 May 2017



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