The Reaping

Year Released: 2007
Main Stars: HIlary Swank, David Morrissey, AnnaSophia Robb, Idris Elba, Stephen Rea
Last watched: September 2013
Review Date: September 2013
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: DVD

Cheapo film from the bargain bucket but I was in the mood for a little horror. Turns out to be a good scare, and not in the SHOCK! or gore way but a nicely made creepy with well placed music and mood lighting. Script wasn’t too corny either and there were enough realistic background characters to keep you tuned in.

AnnaSophia (really? two names in one?) is fantastic, really good casting there I thought. Hilary actually plays it well too but her role could have been any victimised female, it’s that kind of role. I guess the scenes for Stephen were the let down; just thrown in to add a bit of Catholicism, bringing in the demonic religious aspects. Waste of his talents.

Overall a lot better than I thought it would be and that’s probably down to direction and music. There weren’t so many cheap tricks here and that counts for something in my book too.

DVD Extras: Not so much. A bit of a gag reel and some ideas on what the film represented and where the ideas came from.
Keep DVD?
No.
Watch if on TV?
Yes. Maybe. I’ll say yes.
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog.

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