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When my eyes saw the DVD cover it rang a little bell in my head..."hummm this looks familiar" why did it look familiar??? then the penny dropped I'd seen the trailer for it some months ago and I thought it looked interesting. So I rented the DVD with expectations of a Lovecraftian horror, OK it was one of those films that go direct to video but from the trailer it looked promising.
The film reminded me of Stephen King's “The Mist” a strange occurrence happens and you see small glimpses of something in your peripheral vision....(I hold my hand up I did like the film “The Mist” I know a lot of people hated it esp the ending.....I thought it makes a change to have a negative ending than the typical chessy “happy ending” which films have too much off.) Anyway I digress the acting in the film is good, and has a tasty woman too look at..plenty of tension and internal conflicts between the characters most noticeably Cory and Sal. The visual effect where good at times but sometimes they did have an amateurish look about it. So I sat their enjoying the film, thinking this is quite interesting and enjoyable. My mind was thinking what is this creature?? is it the hypothetical non-winged organism which Alien conspiracy theorists believe live in the atmosphere of planets and are known as Atmospheric beasts!!!! Now that's a new take on an Alien film I thought...but sadly my imagination was abruptly shattered by a ripped page of a comic book......yep from the moment Bruce opens the torn page of the comic book the film take a nose dive into the realms of “WTF”......”you have to be kidding me”......”how can you ruin the film”!!! It turns out that this “Monster” is a manifestation of Bruce's subconsciousness and mind and everything is scripted out exactly the same from the comic book he was holding.....*rolls eyes* Now I got bored....I half expected Freddy Kruger to make an appearance, from this point to the end the film, it just lost the plot and became this ridiculous time travelling/change history crap. It came across as if the script writer either got bored or run out of ideas, which is a shame as the film started of so well.
Verdict: Starts of well until roughly the last 30-20mins of the film and the WTF factor kicks in. Good acting, promising story has a lot of un-answered questions. The visual effect are good but sometimes appear amateurish, all in all and OK film until the last few minutes where it becomes a crapfest. Which is a real shame.