Trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead, remnants are a violent memory burned into a space. These remnants may be good or bad, just as in life. But what happens once these ...
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Trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead, remnants are a violent memory burned into a space. These remnants may be good or bad, just as in life. But what happens once these memories between worlds are set free? In the paranormal epicenter of Gettysburg PA, wealthy businessman Snap Nimzer (Jim Krut, Dawn of the Dead) invents a new business: "clearing" remnants from our realm with a crew able to "see" these lost souls. All the while just below him, a portal separates the human and remnant worlds. When a professor (George Stover, Attack of the 60 foot Centerfold) discovers the portal breached by a new threat -- a serial killing clown -- the group goes on high alert. Snap's team draws ever closer to remnant world to right, re-live, join, or escape the past. But entering this realm between worlds demands the intruder pay a heavy price. Remnants - the past ever lasting.
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Somewhat watchable indie effort
After a series of strange encounters, a group of people confronted by the ghosts of former horrific crimes committed in the area against them are forced to turn to a team of professionals to deal with them but are soon drawn into a deadly battle for their lives during one of their missions.
Overall, this was a pretty solid indie effort. One of it's better attributes is the generally simplistic story that packs in some intriguing information about the spirits and what they're about. The idea of moving beyond the tired trope of ghosts and turning the beings into angry yet understanding spectral phenomena that are interested in trying to get the live people's attention to accomplish an unfulfilled task before they died and can move around and interact and converse with select people around them. It's a rather unique perspective on the traditional ghost formula rather than sticking murderous ghosts on people to deal with. That's not to say that there aren't scenes of something interesting and creepy happening throughout here. The first series of encounters with the remnants in each of their homes come off decently enough, especially a protracted stalking scene throughout the several floors of the house which generates some enjoyable action. The clowns' rampage throughout the community is the highlight with some silly antics through his absurd killing methods, while the finale with it's series of confrontations and battles with the remnants in the grungy basement provide a lot to like while fixing the series of storyline issues that were brought up before, making for some enjoyable aspects to this one. A few factors are holding this one back. The main problem is the film's ambitious low-budget tone that shines throughout this one which is merely a product of its creation. From the cheap and fuzzy digital look that completely burs out details in shots, simplistic guerilla-style sequences that look to be shot on the cheap or extra-long sequences involving side-plots that have no business being there other than being something cheap to film. The effects are essentially there in concept but the execution is a bit out of the limitations imposed by the low-budget, creating some laughable moments when there really shouldn't be. It might take a while to get going, but otherwise, these are the film's issues.
Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Language, Full Nudity and Graphic Violence.
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