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1/10
We just want to belong
nogodnomasters29 August 2018
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Six college pledges are dumped in the woods to go camping and do silly pledge tasks. They are painfully self-introduced during a campfire scene as they tell us their boring life story. I couldn't help but think of all those suicide scenes in "Airplane." It was that bad. Something that looks like a black mist is messing with the pledges one by one.

The area they are in has a sign about government toxic waste, but no fence as one would expect. The film doesn't give you any real closure although you have enough information to take an educated guess. Not worth the coin. Terrible dialogue and characters. The plot was not well constructed.

Guide: F-word. Clothed sex. No nudity.
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2/10
Stuck in the woods
Woodyanders11 May 2021
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Six college pledges find themselves being terrorized by some weird evil force after they are dumped in the deep woods for a hazing ritual. Sound good and enjoyable? Well, alas it just ain't. The plot set-up is painfully laborious and uninvolving. A hot brunette takes a shower, but doesn't show any skin. This same hot brunette later does a frustratingly tame sex scene in which she once again doesn't show any skin. The characters are extremely annoying and unappealing. Worse yet, there's zero tension or creepy atmosphere, plus no explanation for why all the oddball stuff is going on. On the plus side, we do get some decent gore, a cool guy in a slimy monster suit, and the gals look nice stripped down to their underwear, but overall this crapfest reeks more than ten pounds of dog poop. A real stinker.
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1/10
Coulda Shoulda Woulda
arfdawg-13 December 2018
Well the concept isn't horrible, but whomever put this garbage together doesnt know how to make a movie.

The writing sucks, the acting sucks, the directing sucks.

Do you get the idea that this entire ting sucks?
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1/10
A bad movie I wouldn't even recommend to fans of bad movies
jfgibson7329 March 2020
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From director DJ Red comes "Pledges," the story of six students stuck in the forest trying to complete challenges so they can join a fraternity or sorority, I guess. The first act wasn't so bad, as they set everything up. Then, the "mysterious force" in the woods starts messing with everyone. The mysterious force is very powerful, as it can do anything that a more successful horror movie has done before. We get rip offs of Evil Dead, The Shining, The Fly, and Predator, if you can believe it. The kids all die. It was infuriatingly bad. I took a big tumble from mildly interested to "when will this end" very quickly. Avoid.
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2/10
Incomprehensibly bad.
Otkon1 June 2019
There is nothing redeemable about this movie. Even if you are rooting against the clichéd college idiots. Because whatever is supposedly stalking them takes forever to unsatisfactorily barely do whatever. It's horribly conceived, written, shot, lit, acted, directed and edited. It's morons in tents recorded by someone on maybe a smartphone? The "effects" appear to have been lifted from a bad VHS standard definition copy of some over-the-air episodes of Lost. I remember a van and a lot of litter in the woods. It's THAT nondescript.

It gets one extra star for wardrobe and hair-styling. The only things that didn't make me want to toss my TV off a cliff.
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3/10
Far from great
mcs-5211829 June 2021
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You can kind of see what they were going for with this one and they have some decent ideas, but none of them are executed in a way that feels remotely cohesive. Clearly the writer was inspired by the Blair With Project, but they were unable to pull it off. The scary imagery seems like a handful of random spooky ideas that were tossed together with no rhyme or reason. If they were able to get the point across that there is some reality bending entity that either can become anything or can make you perceive it as anything (a small difference really), such as the creepy kids, then that would at least help.

TL;DR Clearly inspired by the blair witch, only worse.
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2/10
Bad to the Bone
panfan-241-5935189 November 2020
Everything ( except the girls ) is bad. Better watch Troll 2 again
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