Jeff Grace’s melancholy music underscores the atmosphere of bleak dystopian despair, leavened by flashes of humour and hope. Sparing tedious explanation and backstory, Mickle and D’Amici achieve a disturbing horror, an emotional depth and a political resonance never strained for. Instead, thanks to the actors’ performances, they grow organically out of the grim situations and sparse dialogue.
|Release date:||Friday July 1 2011|
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Don't usually comment on DVD viewings, but when a film is this fine, it is imposable to resist. Why do we have to suffer 3 weeks of the tedious, 13 years out of date SCRE4M clogging our screens when there's horrors this outstanding....Scream? excuse me while I do! Oh, and it's a great THE ROAD for those that need more explanation! 8/10
Really enjoyed this film. Rarely these days do you watch a horror movie which tries to do things a little different. I read one review online with started with the line "If Terrence Malik made a horror film..." & in some ways that comment is true; although this flick has allot more action to keep the average cinema goer happy. It's shot beautifully & the acting is strong throughout. I also liked how the main character narrated his feelings & thoughts during the film like it was a classic Malik movie. This definitely added to the story telling in my eyes. The score was amazing & helped take the whole film up a couple notches. Certain parts of it reminded me of The Assassination of Jesse James; as they were very dreamlike & magical. So to wrap things up this is a disturbing, violent vampire/apocalypse movie yet at the same time it manages to be touching & beautiful. If you enjoyed The Road & don't mind a bit of art house thrown into your films then you should be happy with this one! Highly recommended!