Let Me Watch that for You: The Void

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Directed By: Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie
Written By: Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie
Released:  April 7, 2017
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Watch this on: Netflix

The Void is a 2016 Canadian Horror movie that takes us to a hospital in an unnamed town where a group of townspeople find themselves under siege by cloaked cultists. As mysterious and terrifying as the cultists are they pale in comparison to what horrors reside within the hospital.

Well, this is a weird one. The Void starts off quick and doesn’t take it’s foot off the accelerator for the duration. The plot is pretty scatter-brained and don’t be surprised if you find yourself in the dark for a good portion of the movie. Think of it like an onion with many layers, one layer finds the characters trapped by cultists, while the next layer contains a multitude of Lovecraftian monstrosities, so on and so forth. Though the confusing and spacey plot you will find that the practical effects in this movie are the real star. The monsters are well done and throw back to the golden era of practical monsters such as The Thing. To accompany the excellent effects are buckets upon buckets of blood, guts, and good old fashioned cult-ey, monster-ey, violence.

While the plot is loose and confusing I do recommend this movie. Give it a watch if you wanna see great practical effects, creepy triangle-faced cult dudes, and more tentacles than you can shake a stick at.

Grade: 6/10

 


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