Dark Was the Night (2014)
starring: Kevin Durand, Bianca Kajlich, Lukas Haas, Ethan Khusidman, Heath Freeman, Nick Damici, Billy Paterson
format: Blu-Ray - Personal Collection
(out of 5)
The Movie: Well the movie as a whole was pretty damn good. Everything from the acting to the effects was just so damn good. Then the end happens. Why, why the heck does a great movie like this go for the such a cheesy and cop out ending. I will not give it away but don't go in expecting the end to equal the quality of the movie. I really cannot think of another movie I've seen recently other than A Christmas Horror Story that made me so angry. The only difference there is A Christmas Horror Story was a cheesy movie and no matter how much I love cheese straight forward dark horror is always better.
The Shots: It was a keep the creature in the shadows movie. Loved the out of shot glimpses we got through the entire movie. Off the road, in the woods. Loved it. A lot of people hate it when you don't see the monster till the end but I'm not one of those people. The sense of curiosity leaving me at the edge of my seat with these shots was just plain awesome. You want so bad to see it and they only give you enough to keep going all the way to the end.
The Rating: Yes 3 out of 5 Bloody Handprints but this really isn't good or fair since the movie should have a 5 out of 5. Top of the list at the moment for endings that ruined a movie. Well A Nightmare On Elm Street still holds that torch for me, but that's the only one I can think of that totally flubs the end like this one does.