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The Roost (2005)

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Part of a "special" late-nite television program...Four friends on their way to a wedding find themselves marooned on a mysterious farm. Creatures of the night awaken and the undead rise, as a night of relentless horror...Begins!

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Part of a "special" late-nite television program...Four friends on their way to a wedding find themselves marooned on a mysterious farm. Creatures of the night awaken and the undead rise, as a night of relentless horror...Begins!

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Whoever Said America Is a Land of Remakes....
22 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a lover of all things horror, I started getting angry at all the terrible remakes that were coming out. Couldn't America, the refiner of all things horror, come up with anything fresh? What had happened? After seeing The Roost, I realized that my problem was that I was looking to Hollywood for the answer - when all throughout film history the true great horror films were coming from independent theater.

Although The Roost is not necessarily destined for Horror film greatness throughout time, it is a fresh look at the genre and generates some genuine scares/insights into fear. It successfully creates suspense without necessarily showing the violence, and the element of the unknown is maintained throughout the film (as opposed to just showing us the bad guy and scaring with gore).

This film is definitely worth your time if you appreciate people who are working to further the horror genre. If not, go see The Fog remake.


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