A man with partial blindness and a young pregnant police officer must work together to escape from a deadly virus that has spread across Grey County.A man with partial blindness and a young pregnant police officer must work together to escape from a deadly virus that has spread across Grey County.A man with partial blindness and a young pregnant police officer must work together to escape from a deadly virus that has spread across Grey County.
'Deadsight's' concept was one of the best for any film seen recently, and that it appeared like it tried to do something different is to be admired. It was not an over-familiar one, and while there are recognisable elements of course for a film with zombies didn't find myself thinking that it was your typical zombie film and don't really class it as one. More a horror-thriller with them featured. The good news is that in my view, the concept was not wasted, as there are good things about 'Deadsight'. Do think however that there was big potential to do so much more and it was one of those not sure what to make of it films.
Will start with the good things. 'Deadsight' looks good, surprisingly so considering the cover made it look as though it would look very cheesy and cheap. That's not the case, found the photography stylish and atmospheric, the effects are not overused or abused and the make-up is suitably freaky and doesn't look goofy. There is some eeriness in the music, and there are tension and thrills to be had (there could have been more certainly but they were there) and genuine they were too.
The two lead characters are worth rooting for, their chemistry unforced, and while the zombies are underused they do have menace. Adam Seybold and Liv Collins fare more than adequately in the lead roles, even actually found them good where they seemed to care about their predicament.
On the other hand, there are things that 'Deadsight' could have done better. The story, even for one with a deliberate pace, did drag and there are uneventful stretches that indicated that there wasn't enough in the story to sustain the length. While a good job is done with the leads, the other characters are very bland and don't fit as comfortably, some didn't seem necessary either.
Also felt that the dalogue could have flowed much better and when there was any it was a little too heavy on exposition, especially in the early portions. The film really peters out at the climax, it is predictable, any attempts at explanation (and too much is left unanswered) are vague and there is a complete lack of tension or anything really.
In conclusion, not an easy film to rate. Not bad but could have been much better. 5/10
- Oct 1, 2019