Sunday, February 5, 2017
Horror Capsule reviews HUNTING GROUNDS,THE COVENANT and DEADLY VIRTUES
Unremarkable and cliche film about a family in financial trouble who move out to an abandoned cabin in the woods. When friends come up for a hunting trip everyone ends up in a battle with a family of bigfoot. We've been here before and Once things are set up in such a way that if you can't write where this goes you clearly don't get out much.
Woman moves home after tragedy to live with her estranged brother and ends up possessed. Been there and done that film suffers from pedestrian direction which never quite brings life to the proceedings. While not bad it never rises to anything more than a time killer or something you'd want to see a second time
DEADLY VIRTUES: LOVE. HONOR. OBEY
Ate de Jong's BDSM tinged horror film has been floating around for three years now and I'm guessing that it's frank nature has kept it away from release in the US. Its not that there is anything wrong with it rather this is not a film that is going to play well with many audiences who despite their dabbling in 50 shades are still rather vanilla.
The plot has a couple having sex when an intruder with a key walks in and ties trusses them up. What follows is an intense evening that leaves some bloodied and bruised with all sorts of secrets revealed.
I'm not too sure what I think of the film, home invasion stories are not my cup of tea so I was at a disadvantage. Certainly intense with a strong sense of realism (though the unreality of a severed finger works against the film) this film is a button pusher that is going to delight some and scare off many others whos simply don't want to go there. Recommended for those with a truly adventurous sense of horror.
All three films hit VOD and home video Tuesday