Nothing is as it seems as an ex-con and aspirant filmmaker set out to manufacture a horror film by scaring real people; however, when it goes too far and someone actually dies, the pair ... See full summary »
A group of young women teamed together in their youth to run a babysitting business, when one of their friends died suddenly the group fell apart. Now years later they are all going their ... See full summary »
Bound, gagged and blindfolded, several teens are grabbed in the middle of the night and taken to Redback, a youth behavior modification facility deep in the Australian bush. They're completely cut off from the rest of the world; isolated and tested in the unforgiving camp. Rumors travel through the camp that a few years earlier a girl reportedly hanged herself. But that's just a rumor. Only the dead girl and her murderer know the truth and the dead don't talk... unless they find someone who can hear them. Written by
I just finished watching this, and it was much better than I thought it would be. From the summary, it seemed as if it was like Camp Dread, which was fun to watch, but not good. First of all this is not a slasher film, torture porn, or anything of the kind. It's a story about a group of kids with various social problems whose parents have them abducted and brought to a boot camp where they can get an attitude readjustment. The main character Andrea is able to see the past and future of people when they touch her. She's also able to see ghosts. One girl died at the camp, and she seems to be haunting Andrea, but it's not a typical haunting to scare her. She wants Andrea to know the truth of what happened to her, as well as who was involved.
It's a low-budget Australian indie, but I thought it was well done for what it was. I'm an indie fan, and I'd recommend it. I like when indies are well done, as this one is. It's not a blockbuster storyline, but as far as I can tell, it's kind of original, which is why indies appeal to me. I'd rate the acting all around as being fair to pretty good.
The movie clocks in at about 90 minutes, but I didn't feel like turning it off at all. The storyline was moving. Some of the characters, especially the boys, were annoying, but that's to be expected from kids of the age range they were portraying. There were no cheesy special effects. In fact, I can't think of any special effects it had, which is good because it didn't need them.
BTW, I had NOTHING to do with this or any other movie. I understand some viewers (such as myself) get irritated as all hell reading a good review, and then you watch a movie based on said review only to find the movie stinks big time. I don't blame you. It irritates me when film makers put up bogus reviews, like they did for The Cemetery. Again, I am NOT associated with this or any other movie. I just happened to enjoy it. Some will, some won't. However, I think I gave an honest appraisal of the movie.
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