This film has the honour of being the worst disappointment I have ever had at a film festival.
To start things off, I understand this has been done on a virtual no- budget and I am not commenting on things only money could fix. However, if there is a lack of money it should be compensated by good ideas, hard work and a passion for film-making. What indie films should offer in my opinion is a unique artistic vision, something different from Hollywood cinema, they should be "auteur" films. This film however has a monotonous story that fails to progress anywhere, uninspiring acting and no visual storytelling whatsoever. The whole film is virtually two "bros" talking in a cabin. A typical horror movie element of the characters finding pictures, videotapes and whatnot about "scary" events in the past and future is thrown in from time to time as the only means to advance the story anywhere. As this lacks any emotional impact, an editing effect of damaged film and an eerie sound is used at times to add to it, however it fails terribly. To be fair, I really tried to find a redeeming quality, but couldn't. I couldn't even find one shot in the whole film that I liked visually. So this really makes me wonder, is this kind of an effort really all it takes to make an indie worth showing at a festival? Is an empty summer cabin and a camera really all you need to make a film?
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