So boring you want to sell your soul to the Gorenos just to get out of finishing it...
Right, well I had absolutely no idea what I was in for when I picked up a copy of the "Gorenos" movie. I liked the title and saw that it was a horror movie, that was essentially all that was needed to persuade me to watch it - as I am a major fan of the horror genre.
But "Gorenos" sort of starts out like it is a spoof on the horror genre, sort of like director and writer Clarence Williams IV was making an "Inception" of horror movies. It felt like a spoof at the beginning, but turned out to be an actual movie. But then this is where the horror aspect comes in being used relatively loose. Now, the movie might be labeled as a horror movie, but it was not a horror movie, believe you me.
The acting in the movie was mundane at best, and I can't really pinpoint any one of the performers in the movie as being outstanding, for better or worse. Sure, they did what they had to do, I suppose, but this was definitely not a top of the line production.
As for the storyline, well its was easy to follow because it was so simple - almost to the point of being so simple it had vanished. There were absolutely no surprises, no plot twists, no ups or down, no nothing in this storyline. Not even anything remotely scary or disturbing. Nor were there anything entertaining, in terms of interesting demonic creatures, gore, destruction, jump scares. No, there was nothing here aside from a guy rambling on about being tormented by a demon, while his friends were dying but fortunately always out of sight of the audience. Yeah, we were not even given that visual treat.
"Gorenos" was boring, let's just be blunt and not dance around the bush. It offered nothing to the horror genre. In fact, the only thing scary about this movie is the fact it is labeled as a horror movie, when it so painstakingly obviously isn't. If you, like me, enjoy a good and entertaining horror movie, do yourself a favor and stay well clear of "Gorenos".
The entire movie had a Spike Lee mixed with your typical spoof comedy movie element to it. Whether that was intentional or not, is beyond me. But it wasn't worked in favor of the movie, let me just tell you that.
I managed to suffer through the entire ordeal of "Gorenos". Sure, I fell asleep towards the end, but woke up to see how the ludicrous movie ended. This movie came and went without causing a single ripple on the pond, and it will never ever be revisited by me again.
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