Saturday, August 10, 2019

Eerie: Movie Review

Photo Courtesy of Star Cinema YouTube Channel
With superb visuals, "Eerie" finds a way to stand out from your typical local horror drivel. Unfortunately, the horror aspect is sorely off point and the writing the same. It cannot escape the fact that it's all flair but little substance.


Photo Courtesy of Star Cinema YouTube Channel
When a student unexpectedly dies, Pat (Bea Alonzo), the school's guidance counselor in an all-girls Catholic school, tries her best to support the students find a way to cope with their classmate's gruesome fate. Along the way, she finds a hidden past that may just explain what really happened and what is to come.
Photo Courtesy of Star Cinema YouTube Channel
"Eerie' is that perfect example of a potential lost. It had all the groundwork to be an exceptional horror film but it just bungled it badly. The cinematic visuals and sounds could rival any Hollywood film. The setups to horror were in fact intricate taking its time to chillingly tease its audience. But the reveals failed to provide any shock factor. The same can be said about its writing and screenplay. The plot ain't original (a school run by Nuns with a haunted past) but it finds a way to strike a cord with its target audience. Who has here haven't heard their school's own spin on this very topic? Unfortunately, the actual surprises and reveals fail to feel substantial. In fact the various side plots feel disjointed and under-developed. The fact of the matter is, "Eerie" felt lost and without any clear direction. It had wonderful ideas that never matured to anything more than that - just ideas.
Photo Courtesy of Star Cinema YouTube Channel
Rating: 3 reels




Why you should watch it:
- the cinematics alone are world-class

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the horror reveals simply lacked any punch
- the story and plot was severely under-developed

You can catch "Eerie" right now via Netflix.

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