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The Roost (2005)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 13 January 2006 (UK)
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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The barn used in the film was also used in the Alfred Hitchcock film Marnie (1964). See more »

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Incredibly fun monster film
21 February 2016 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

Getting stranded on the way to a party, a group of friends seeking shelter at a seemingly abandoned farmhouse in the middle of nowhere finds a dangerous colony of bats turning people into zombies and tries to fend off the creature to get away.

This here is one of the most surprising fun times around. One of the brightest spots here is the fact that it mixes two distinct and separate genres, the creature feature and the zombie genres, which is ingenious, creative and has one of the most plausible excuses possible for unleashing them. That also allows the film to keep up the suspense towards the end, since it could've easily stopped to induce the plot and lost momentum, while the acknowledgment of zombies running around is perfect at derailing that. That also helps the film's overwhelming suspense, which is quite out-of-the- ordinary. The barnyard setting is nearly perfect, being a creepy location with plenty of fantastic locations for creepy happenings and is paid off in grand style here with this settling holding plenty of fun action scenes. The early attacks here are great wit the flaping wings behind the doors and low screeching being quite fun while letting the darkness and great size of the barn serve really well during the early walk-throughs. It's big suspense scene is the one inside following the first attack as the footsteps above them add to their confusion finding their friend and the sudden appearance of the dead body and his resulting disappearance which is so finely handled that the cliché attack by the zombie at the end still gets the jump, due to how well the rest of the scene is built up. The attacks in general are plain fun, from the scene up in the hay loft or inside the greenhouse also works as the numerous bats flying around and swarming victims are all full of great scenes. There's some fun to be had from the zombies here are pretty good, distorted enough to be recognizable and mixed with various bleeding wounds, gnarled features and the usual zombie characteristics gives them a lot to like. Along with the nice gore here, it is an altogether fun film that doesn't have a whole lot of flaws. The film's biggest issues here are the opening and closing segments with the horror film host as they serve little purpose but to pad out the time. It's also hard to get into the film's pacing when a sizable portion of the time is taken up with these scenes, and the entire purpose with doing this seems to be entirely confusing as airing the film as such is entirely confusing. It also works with the long wait to introduce the bats to create a slow first-half as it's still pretty creepy, but there isn't a whole lot of action. It does get better in the second half, but the slowness is hard to get into. These here hold this back, but it's still quite fun.

Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.


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