Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Dark Summer Review

Early on it creates a great atmosphere effectively using its tiny budget, but unfortunately the goodness ends there. What follows is a good idea for a narrative with characters shoehorned in to serve its narrative, not the other way around. The characterless characters devoid of any personality and even an idiosyncrasy panic their way through a narrative that is typical of supernatural horrors, but is strong enough on its own. It is hard to compliment the narrative when the characters do not complement it, forcing the viewer to grow resentment for the film as the vacuums suffer the haunting. After noticing the characters are cardboard cut-outs placed in the story for the correct moments, you start to notice the poor technique and craftsmanship that follows.

Click here to continue reading my Dark Summer Review for Scream Horror Magazine.