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The rating below 5 doesn't do this film justice, Albeit some audio issues here and there it's a way better film than average.
Here's the thing, When indie films are released there isn't usually a lot of fanfare and the promotion is at a minimum. So taking the leap of faith and watching the whole film is an ongoing process as you know but "A Home With A View Of The Monster" has a few key things that gives you comfort your not wasting your time.
1).Let's begin with the description on a If you read what a film is about and it's more than 15-30 words it's usually a clear giveaway the movie is bad. Indie films usually make this mistake great films never take more then 3-4 lines to peak your interest. The description of this film was superb. Short & Sweet
2). The introduction, Grading the camera and audio quality for indie films can literally mean everything. Because if the first 2 mins. Look shabby or sound horrible I'm cutting it off instantly which is why I'm a little peeved at the audio here because the camera and angles were great from start to finish even the effects were up to par considering the budget, Although the twins in the forest scene could've flowed smoother but that's not an issue. My problem was sound and 90% of it was fine but early on there are some audio mixing issues and the background sound effects are way too loud and the voices have segments that drop down to a whisper and if you turn it up to hear it more clear the background becomes unbearable, you see where I'm going with this it happens enough to make it a nuisance but not enough to totally ruin the film so for that fact I give a pass but it's worth mentioning.
3). Storyline and Acting
Written and Directed by Alex & Todd Greenlee, The Greenlee Brothers whose youtube page states "even with a low budget we strive to make great flicks" Are undoubtedly living up to their reputation. The story was original, intriguing and relatatable. The dialogue was on point so I assume the screenplay was well crafted. I think it could of picked up the pace early on but it wasn't a super slow burn. It had some predictable moments but they were revealed at odd sequences so they caught me off guard a bit which was a good thing. The acting was good all around. Early on when first meeting the male antagonist was a little shaky and not just the camera but once the story started unraveling his role provided an opportunity to show the most range and he delivered.
Would I recommend this flick yes especially for indie lovers who enjoy very mild horror but with substance. There's too many movies not worth watching but this film isn't one of them.
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