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On the night Samuel North is to reunite with the girl he loves: Hanna Thompson, he is mysteriously murdered and sent to Hell. Inside "the Pit", two other damned souls on the run help Samuel escape back to the world of the living. Now there's Hell to pay: the Netherworld has sent three invincible bounty hunters called REAPERS to hunt down and retrieve each of the escaped men. Setting out to uncover the mystery of his death and Hanna's disappearance, Samuel finds unlikely allies in his gun-toting fellow escapees Mally and Oz -- who hope that by helping Samuel find Hanna, they can redeem themselves and be free of the Pit forever. Written by
A friend got me into the sneak preview of this movie recently and first thing I want to say is: it's fun as Hell (excuse the pun). I can't remember the last time I had so much fun in a movie. While it isn't a straight horror film (I'd call it more action-adventure/horror), The Other Side has it's share of thrills nonetheless.
Here's the 411: The hero is killed and goes to Hell. He escapes from Hell with a couple of souls to solve the mystery of who murdered him. But Reapers are sent to kill the fugitives and bring them back to the Netherworld. And here's the deal with the reapers: these are vicious demons. Agents of death. They don't mess around and will snap your neck without thinking twice about it. Also, a word about he action in the movie: it's intense! The Reapers are reminiscent of The Terminator where you have a villain that just keeps coming at you and can't be stopped. The girl that was sitting next to me was balled up in her seat covering her eyes throughout the whole movie.
The acting overall was surprising good considering I've never heard of any of the cast. The guy who really stood out to me was the actor that played Mally, Cory Rouse. This dude cracks me up. He should have his own show. Other notable performances come from the lead actor Nathan Mobley and the girl who played Hanna, Jaimie Alexander.
My friend and I were talking after the movie about how you could tell that this director knew what he was doing. He knew where to put the camera, he knew how to move the camera, he knew how to pace the story. He made an extremely entertaining movie that, at the end of the day, is simply "a great story well told".
I give it a 9 out of 10.
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