Hell of a Night
- 1h 24min
After moving to a new town, a young college student retreats to the country for a weekend of solace when she quickly finds out that she is not alone and needs to fight for her life.After moving to a new town, a young college student retreats to the country for a weekend of solace when she quickly finds out that she is not alone and needs to fight for her life.After moving to a new town, a young college student retreats to the country for a weekend of solace when she quickly finds out that she is not alone and needs to fight for her life.
'Hell of a Night' however really turned out to be that bad. Or should that be it really turned out to be that awful. Expectations were not exactly high for 'Hell of a Night', as the concept wasn't as attention grabbing or as promising as that for other films seen recently, but this was even worse than expected. Always look for at one good thing to say about bad or worse films, it takes a lot for me to say that something is irredeemably awful. Could find nothing however to say even remotely okay for 'Hell of a Night' and it is one of the worst recent examples of an irredeemably awful film.
It is amateur hour visually, haven't used this term very often recently but 'Hell of a Night' deserves it. The lighting and colour filtering was a major distraction and made me feel very exhausted and nauseous as an epileptic with no warning that the film would have that kind of lighting. The editing was reminiscent of someone inexperienced or had no familiarity with making things coherent. The sound is pretty much the same and the music couldn't have been more constantly misplaced and over-bearing if it tried.
As for the script, it didn't sound or seem like there was much of one at all. It sounds so awkward in both the dialogue and how everything flows, it sounded either made up on the spot or severely under-rehearsed. The story is all over the place, structurally (disjointed and muddled doesn't describe it), tonally (sounded like the writers were really struggling to find the right tone) and in pace which meanders non-stop. There is no tension or suspense whatsoever, and 'Hell of a Night' even fails abysmally in conveying any sense of dread or even any half-decent scare.
Direction is pretty much a hack job, very rarely use this term either as it sounds and is derogatory but am using it here because this film in all honesty made me very angry watching it because of its beyond redemption ineptitude. The style is a mess, the substance is completely non-existent and the atmosphere seems to had also gotten as completely lost as the coherence. Have seen better acting in nativity productions with no exceptions, and am not going to blame the annoying character writing or lack of sense or logic to behaviours on how bad the acting is, this is a rare case of it being because of complete lack of acting talent.
Summing up, absolutely awful. 1/10
- Aug 12, 2019