20 Mar 2013

Review: DARK FEED (2013)

The Ward writers return with a dreary and pointless horror flick.

Dark Feed, 2013's excuse for a "smart" or "inventive" horror that, in its delivery falls flatter than a stiff corpse. Basically what Dark Feed is about is a film crew that shoot in an abandoned psychiatric hospital, but (as expected) things start going wrong and the crew members, one by one start to loose their insanity. Yeah well in my opinion, it sounds like the same old crap you have 1 in 5 chance of picking up in the horror section of the DVD store. Even though we all know this story is far from original you can tell that the writers thought they were onto something when writing this, when realistically, they should have been chucking this in the trash the first opportunity they got. But they never and the film was still made so no more needs to be said.

The Good: Its a struggle to be honest to think of something that i liked about this, but i have to do it so it's time to get my thinking cap on. Well i think it's fair to cut the writers (Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen) a little slack here; yeah i know they can't blame anyone for the directing because it was them who directed their own script, so for it to be really bad is completely their fault; but you have to applaud them for trying. Yes the script is generic for the sub-genre it's in but it does try; and although it doesn't deliver any good or anything new for that matter, it manages to add a new take to the sub-genre; and it actually managed to shock me a few times, not my much but for what it is i was surprised.


The Bad: I have to get this off my chest quick! the BIGGEST fail of this film was in fact the score that was used. You might not think it but it was. The music and score of a horror is what makes a film scary; did you ever watch Halloween on mute? It's not scary, it's the furthest thing from scary. So for Dark Feed to have a terrible score and expect to scare us, is just the most ridiculous thing ever! If your planning to watch this film and happen to think that it will be scary because the poster looked it, then STOP RIGHT THERE! you will be so shocked otherwise. I mean, that poster promoting the film makes it look watchable, but if i was to be brutally honest, i would say that i have never realized how valuable 85 minutes can be, and how slow it can pass when watch Dark Feed.
I hope you all realize i could go on for hours about how bad this film is, but if i'm going to be honest, i kind of forget a lot of it, i mean i watched it two days ago so of course i'm going to forget it, especially when i hated it as much as i did. 

VERDICT: What can i say, Dark Feed its a boring, tedious, ineffective piece of trash that barely belongs on the shelves never mind your screen. I would advise you to avoid this at all cost, unless the last remaining horror films are this, Jason X and Episode 50, in which i'd probably still not recommend. Fair enough, if you want a way to waste a good hour and a half, be my guest and watch it, but trust me when i say this, you will be saddened at the thought that an 90 minutes of your life have been wasted.

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