Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Unearth (2020) Fantasia 2020
Just miss film looks good, has a great cast but is way too intent on making a point about struggling farmers, the evils of big business and the dangers of fracking to ever generate thrills. To me, the film seemed to be more interested in the human drama than the horror. I would have been fine with that had I walked into a drama and not a horror film.
Then again I might have liked this more had the horror been a little bit more up front. Things are in the corn fields, the distance or shot in such a way as to be largely fleetingly glimpsed. I never got a sense of anything other than being a small farmer in financial trouble, even if the ending has some chills.
Wile not really bad there is nothing here to make it more than a noble miss.