Recently I came to the conclusion that I would never be able to afford all of the books on my Amazon wish list and even if I could I would never have time to read them all. So I decided on the next best thing, watching the cliff notes! When I found out that David Boyle’s anthology had been adapted into a film so on April 23rd 2015 I rented it!
For the next 83 minutes my neighbors had to endure me screaming, crying, and my expletive outburst as I watch Mike Lordi’s rendition of David Boyle’s…Abandoned in the Dark
-Yes, it was.
-You’re gonna flip out over an apple?
– Seriously. Who do you think it is your talking to?
-And of course no one saw anything.
-USE YOUR CELL PHONE!!!
Plotline: Carl, a member of the leadership team is required to sign termination letters even though he doesn’t decide who gets the ax (see what I did there…ax? lol)
Stars: 2 ½
-Ummm, I’m sorry…WHAT?!
-Don’t OMFG, don’t ever say that to anyone.
-Oh no, Peter. You’ve done did it now.
-No, Peter don’t walk…RUN away!!
-That’s not a miracle, the devil comes in many forms.
-Is that the job you applied for? No, it isn’t is it?
-That’s it, you’re done, they own you.
-lol, why are you tip-toeing on creaky staircase?
-How is she sleeping thru all of that?
-Just hurry up and get it over with.
-Oh. My. God.
-See? I told you to leave
Plotline: Peter Delany, an out of work single father will do anything to save his daughter’s life.
-What an ass.
-I couldn’t do that job
-Ok, its time to call it a night, I’m sure they’ll understand
-Its not a prank, he has the address
-Call for back up!
-Holy crap, I so did not see that coming. Lol
Plotline: A caring crisis hotline worker finds out that no good deed goes unpunished
-Now who is this?
-Oh HELL no!
-Aww damn, and she was just abducted. Dude just leave.
-Don’t do it…
-She’s a fucking tramp!
-No dude, he’s mad bro.
-Why are you still in the house?!
-Really dumb ass, you’re gonna get caught.
-Why are you running upstairs?!!
-Look at the compass rose! WANT!
-Why are you crying…you did this shit to yourself.
-NO STUPID GO OUT THE BACK DOOR!!! THE BACK DOOR.
-Fix it Jesus
-Yeah he does.
-Dude you’re not gonna be able to shoot your way outta tha…well alrightly then.
Plotline: When he said ‘til death do us part’ he meant it.
Plot: Four short horror/suspense stories seamlessly connected to one another through gripping real life conflict and extreme tension.
Who would like it: People with a light terror tolerance and the occasional horror fan.
Highpoints: Desperation! Out of the quartette this was by far my favorite, just like watching an approaching train wreck you know what’s going to happen but you can’t bring yourself to look away. I kinda knew where it was heading but when it got there I was caught off guard.
Complaints: The 1st complaint is that it’s written up as Kane Hodder being the star of this movie. He isn’t, he’s featured in the 1st film The Core, and he doesn’t even have that big of a role. It’s just like Jesse Eisenberg wasn’t the star of Camp Hell. Both movies are good enough on their own merit to have listed the bigger stars as having cameo performances…which is what they are.
The 2nd thing is movie: claims that all four films are connected but they’re not. Most of the characters in the 1st two films all work in the same building and run into each other in the elevator or hallway but none of their actions affect the outcomes of either movie. There is no connect from film two to three but if a certain event didn’t take place in the third movie, things might have turned out differently in the last film.
Overall: Even though The Core is predictable and all the chapters don’t tell different parts of the same story I enjoyed this movie. I appreciate the lack of blood and gore in favor of on making each segment a more character driven story.
Stars: 3 ½
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