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Movie Review: The Void

I almost didn't watch The Void. my minions. I've been reviewing way too much horror and not showing enough love to the other genres I should be covering. But when I heard it was a Lovecraft-style story, I couldn't resist. (I have a weak spot for anything Lovecraftian, you see.)

The Void was a good, old-fashioned, in your face, blood-drenched horror movie that proved that physical effects are still just as good as CGI if done properly. And boy - did their special effects people get it right! The special effects in The Void were very cool throughout. (I'm not going to tell you why because it would spoil your twisted fun!)

The story was interesting without being too convoluted, making the film an entertaining watch.  I kept yelling at the characters, asking why they were doing such stupid things. This just goes to show that The Void had me completely engaged not only with the story but also with the characters. (Even though I wanted to bitch slap every one of them by the end of the film!)

I found myself saying "WTF is going on?" a lot throughout the movie, as it turned from mystery thriller/slasher flick to Cthulhu Mythos-like survival horror. And I got a kick out of noticing all of the little nods to Lovecraft. Of course, I could be wrong; Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski (who made The Void) might not even know who Lovecraft is. But I don't think so.

For an indie film, it was quite well done and I really enjoyed it. If you're a Lovecraft fan, or you're just looking for a well made, low-CGI horror film, this one's for you, creeps!



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