The director delivers quite a unique blend of horror and drama which builds in tension perfectly. What we liked: — For a lot of the cast having previous work on short films, the acting was fantastic in this. The trailer quite honestly didn't grab me but I felt there was some potential all the same so I had it on my watchlist. It seems that an unusual sinkhole has opened up in the magical Irish forest nearby, and heated sulphur fumes are being belched out faster than Donald Trump can tweet an offensive message. The acting all round is superb, very naturalistic dialogue and some very effective frights and tense atmosphere! They act mature, like real adults might. It's powers seem undefined , and seems to be able to do what ever the plot demands and has seemingly Omnipotent abilities.
Sounds like some of the weekend parties I went to as a college student. I found myself relating to the Ger character quite soon as he's almost a social misfit but more because his long term girlfriend has left him not like me who feels that way in social situations all the time. They embrace the loving gestalt of friendship. Longer version that will make the editor-in-chief happier: Here we go again with a batch of city folk wandering out in the wilderness, and weird stuff starts happening, and then everyone is chased by some figure wielding an axe. Some very irresponsible and ill-judged incidents do occur amongst a few of the not-very-close-knit group of 'friends', I don't wish to give out any spoilers, but these unseemly events really amount to nothing that could not be put down to their excessive imbibing of alcohol, a lax sense of propriety, and the imprudent indulgence in inhibition-releasing drugs. The acting is top notch first off. They joke about the gates of hell opening up.
The early reviews are clearly friends or employees of the film. Anyway, I could not finish this movie. I wasn't sure what to expect because most of the critical reviews were great but there were some over the top bad user reviews. The edit of this film contributed greatly to a nice pace that the movie runs at aswell so the hour and 20 minutes or whatever it is really flew by. The character's are really cool in there own way and have all there own personality's. The movie does have a somewhat cheap feel to it too. The film starts off with all of the characters showing up to the house, and after introductions, they all begin to let loose and do a bit of drinking.
I was really impressed with the standard of acting in this. The performances in the movie are outstanding and all the actors very easy to watch. Yet things are not quite right. It does make a good deal of unpleasant and impolite gibbering noises as it stalks around the garden, and also appears to emit a strobe light when it grabs people - flashy devil. Yet we have a dude dressed as Skeletor walking round with an axe. At least they did not point out the no name actors and no name directors in their comments like some of these horrible movies do when doing their fake reviews.
Jason Sean McGillicuddy and Marissa Ruth Hayes are the couple at whose family cottage the action takes place. Everyone keeps noticing fresh dirt and mud on the floors, yet they never clean up the mess and never mention it to the others. The other characters are much more up for partying and escaping to isolation. I can work with stereotypes. Zelen — ©RenZelen 2018 All rights reserved. The picture was particularly sharp and the sound crisp I really invested in the story. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed most of this movie.
Extremely naturalistic performances and dialogue with stimulating cinematography all skillfully edited together make for an early Christmas present. However, some inconsiderate party keeps leaving trails of dirt and muck around the cottage when no-one is looking, and there does seem to be a watcher in the woods after dark, snuffling, growling and slobbering. Firstly, I had heard a bit about this movie coming out online a good while back. Then look at the real reviews 1-2 rating. I could feel the tension in the pit of my stomach building gradually in what felt like an expertly designed suspense arch created by director Sean Breathnach. I absolutely loved the final act it really paid off for me and I think that's testament to the quality of acting, character development and some bloody good special effects I wasn't expecting.
As the night progresses and they get tipsy, things start to get a bit weird in the house, and also out in the woods. I was pleasantly surprised to see a superbly put together feature. Sean Breathnach writes and directs the film. For nearly an hour, we are focused primarily on the characters. Never did and after a long and gruelling 58 minutes and 14 seconds I had to mercifully switch it off.
The third act in the movie unleashes hell so to speak. Unfortunately, this is a very poor, very badly directed film with practically no story line. Once the friends start to get menaced by a mysterious presence it starts to go down hill. If this film were just a straight up drama about some old friends dealing with becoming different people in the interim time from when they last got together until this trip, it would have been rock solid. This bunch however, seem determined to inflict themselves on each other for the whole weekend, despite any amount of nausea and discomfort. Everything seems fine, until everyone gets a whiff of the air.
Things just escalated too fast and it felt out of place. As the guests arrive, they all remark on a vile odour that permeates the surroundings. Then we start getting glimpses of a hooded figure who looks like a cross between a burn victim and a rotting corpse who seems to be stalking both the house and its occupants. This slick production is stocked with great acting talent and deftly evokes the creepy atmosphere of an isolated stretch of Irish countryside. At this point, you probably feel semi-confident that you know where this is going. Then we have Emma and Shane who are, based on certain tales, a couple with a past full of parties, drinking, drugs, and sex.