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Artik (2019)

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A comic book obsessed serial killer teaches his son how to get away with a series of brutal murders until the boy befriends a mysterious man who threatens to expose everything.
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Credited cast:
Chase Williamson ... Holton
Jerry G. Angelo ... Artik
Lauren Ashley Carter ... Flin Brays
Matt Mercer ... Kar
Gavin White ... Boy Adam
David Robbins David Robbins ... Travis Murs
William Ward William Ward ... Boy Colin
Kari White ... Sarah
Keefe Stone Keefe Stone ... Mechanic
Chris Tapia Chris Tapia ... Welder
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cyrus Dodson-Sands Cyrus Dodson-Sands ... Farmboy #1
Nathan Lee Livingston Nathan Lee Livingston ... Farmboy #2
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A comic book obsessed serial killer teaches his son how to get away with a series of brutal murders until the boy befriends a mysterious man who threatens to expose everything.

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Release The Purity Within

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11 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Pretty Cool & Quite Flawed
11 September 2019 | by TwistedContentSee all my reviews

With a nice poster from the awesome artist Christopher Shy & a confusing but decent trailer "Artik" landed on my watchlist and, well, managed to disappoint me more than to impress.

"Artik" seems to have all the right ingredients for an awesome ride of horror including well done visuals (nicely done practical gore, actually great cinematography and lightining, kind of grindhouse-ish look etc.), a pretty typical but cool and fitting original score (not so great overall sound editing though), a great looking, murderous villain, rural setting and whatnot. Sounds good, but there were many faults regarding the acting, the story and the point of it all. First of all, the performance behind the character of Artik himself was... shabby. I'm not sure if it's bad acting all around or just an inability to act with voice, but something was off there. The rest of the performances were alright, with Chase Williamson on top. The biggest issue is the story - the synopsis here on IMDb sounds more interesting than it actually is. People have been praising "Artik" saying that "if you like comic book movies, you'll like Artik". I disagree, the comic book shtick plays a very small role in the plot, amounting to only visual references, without having much impact on the overall idea of this flick. Could've been anything else instead of comic books. Also, most of the characters are pretty underdeveloped and don't get a proper closure, because the last 15 minutes are a tiring edit of small scale action scenes. And then it ends. I have to say that the 69 minute runtime (without the end titles) plays in favor of "Artik", in favor for the viewers.

I don't regret watching "Artik" and I liked it just enough, but I can't call this a good movie - it's almost good. One side of the coin is shiny enough, but the other oh so rusty. My rating: 4/10.


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