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Dread (2009) review
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Review of Dread (2009)

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This is one of my favorite horror movies, and I'll tell you why.

First off this movie has a strong indie feel which is something I love in movies. That being said, not only is it an indie film, but it's a horror as well.

Two of my favorite things in one shot. That's pretty good in my case.

The cinematography is in my opinion too dark. It's also one of those movies where you have to turn it up during the quiet moments and then turn it down when a song cues in of if there is a burst of screaming.

As for the story, it was intriguing. It starts off fine, like it's going to be a college film (which it is, but far from any other college film I've ever seen) and the farther you get into the film the more it unfolds and the worse things get.

There are several characters that have a large impact in this film, all of which you get to know well enough to want to watch the movie but don't really deeply connect with (at least as much as I was hoping to).

These few flaws easily are made up with the fast and un-expecting horror scenes. (I.E. The sex scene). Literally your watching this film and something normal is going on and then BAM blood and loud noises.

Shaun Evans played his part beautifully. Jackson Rathbone did his part good as well, he was as awkward and wimpy as I had hoped the main character would be.

There is definitely a shock factor in this film. Like I said earlier there are quick un-expected horror moments as well as a psychological horror aspect to it. There are scenes that can be deeply disturbing which I would find myself looking away. The biggest shock value in this film HAS to be the ending.

The ending to this film is SO CRAZY that you literally are left being like 'omg, did that just happen?' which was the biggest turn on to this film.Gotta love those 'in your face cliche!' endings.

Overall this film I feel like is one of the better horror films to have come out since the early 00's. Great indie feel, great shock value, great story, great performances from new actors and actresses. Also a decent soundtrack which is always good.
Added by TeamDaiGurren
6 years ago on 3 November 2011 18:34

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