Pietro and Lucia live on an isolated farm with Alice, Lucia's younger sister. Poor farmers, they live tilling the soil. Pietro is a good worker and a strong man who, unlike his three ... See full summary »
Pietro and Lucia live on an isolated farm with Alice, Lucia's younger sister. Poor farmers, they live tilling the soil. Pietro is a good worker and a strong man who, unlike his three brothers, is not at war because of a deformed knee. Lucia is a beautiful and reserved woman dedicated to her family. Their life is peaceful and good, in spite of the hard work. One day, while drawing water from the well, Pietro and Alice accidentally free something from Earth's womb. A strange and alien color flashes underwater, at the well's bottom, then disappears. From that moment on, inexplicable events start happening all around the farm, and by night the surrounding vegetation glitters with a sinister glow. The color soon takes hold of the whole farm, and dwelling inside Pietro and his family's minds, it brings them into its sick world of pain, blood and death. Written by
With some rough edges, but Visceral, Creepy, and VERY Lovecraftian...
I do have to say first off that I noticed for a period piece and especially for a Lovecraft period piece, the use of digital photography does have a tendency to take you out of the mood and setting, if you allow it to do so. But, for the money I'm thinking that they really likely didn't have much choice, so I tried to overlook that as I watched.
More importantly though, I feel the primary accomplishment of this film is that it REALLY does indeed capture the otherworldly and oppressive Lovecraft mood and atmosphere, despite the cringe-worthy CG. IF they could have had the money to use film, AH..., now that I REALLY would have loved to see because I think that would have polished out most of the unseemly glaring edges and would have SERIOUSLY put you right in the time, place and mood where you needed to be for this film.
Anyway, with that said, I feel that if you go into this movie having a somewhat forgiving attitude, all in all you do come away with the resulting oppressive and creepy feeling that another dimension has indeed taken over the family's farm. Especially at the end when the friend comes to check out how they are doing. The photography is excellent, especially showing the progressive corruption of the place.
The acting... Well... Probably NOT the strongest suit of this movie, but I thought Anna was HOTTT! And the priest was pretty good. I think what the creators were trying to do came across pretty well considering again the limited budget. I guess my rating is fairly forgiving considering all the rough edges of the film. BUT I do think that they did pretty well overall and the net effect is successful in creating a Lovecraftian atmosphere as long as you go into the film with these things in mind. Certainly, as I say VERY often in my reviews, compared to the avalanche of drivel that passes for Horror today, this one comes out pretty darn well...
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