2 items from 2012
Written and Directed by: Leonardo Araneo
Reading a review of the latest direct-to-dvd found footage movie is about as exciting as watching one, as many of these features contain the same inherent flaws and weaknesses. So, to buck the trend, I'm starting my review of Back from Hell on a positive note.
The acting was pretty good and the entire cast was composed of adults, not a bunch of CW tween show "stars." And one character does follow the horror handbook and makes sure a supernatural being won't follow them.
But that's all I have. Back from Hell has a few interesting twists that might have differentiated it from the glut of found footage possession movies flooding the home market. But the script leaves too much unresolved and focuses too heavily on having the cast wander through dark locations as a means to generate suspense. »
- Chris McMillan
Inception Media Group has picked up two new genre titles for distribution. First up is the Italian production Back from Hell, from director Leonardo Araneo. Shot under the title Ex inferis, the film concerns six ex-classmates who decide to spend the holidays together and rent a manor in the countryside to forget the raving madness of the city life.
After getting to know a priest living in the adjoining church, the group's mood progressively deteriorates while strange, paranormal phenomena starts to occur in the house. The vacation turns into a nightmare when Giorgio, one of the friends, starts to show signs of diabolic possession. While Alessandro, his best friend, tries to find a scientific and rational explanation, the other friends trust the priest who feels Giorgio is possessed by the devil and tries to exorcise him. In the end, all the people will figure out what is happening goes over their ability to understand, »
2 items from 2012
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