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  • Oct 26, 2010
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Unrest - After Dark Horror Fest

UNREST

Unrest is one of those movies that had all the potential in the world and for what it is was ok but still did not achieve its full potential. The After Dark Horror Fest is a tricky little thing since ever since it was started it was supposed to be an outlet for the best in unseen horror. On the topic thus far in my opinion it has only delivered on that promise a little, most of the releases thus far have been average at best, but I am glad that they found distribution since they are at the very least entertaining. This film also has the fact that real bodies were used to its advantage, so that is cool although it is far from the first to do so.

Alison Blanchard is new to the hospital and is a first year employee and is losing her mind it seems. Once she joins a group of newcomers like her self to dissect human bodies she begins to not only hear things but sense things as well. This would be only normal for your average everyday ghost story but she does not believe in spirits, so I guess that makes different. So after countless attempts at telling her self it is not possible she starts to believe little by little as people who come in contact with the body start to die. She learns all kinds of things about not only the person to whom the body belonged but also some interesting things about something that may have influenced this once live body.

This is thing that kinda upsets me the most about this movie, the back story involving the person who is now the corpse is way more interesting than the lead girl. I don't know why this seems this way but to me it felt more compelling. Writer/director Jason Todd Ipson and co writer Chris Billett really need to pen a prequel to this, that would not only be the first prequel from "The Fest" but it could also be the first sequel to "The Fest" [Butterfly Effect 3 started outside The Fest with the first two]. This movie is pretty good and shows that they have the potential to craft something really good; the back-story to this could be excellent.

I guess my biggest complaint about this is the lead actress Corri English, she is fine at times but at others she struggles and over acts [maybe it is just me]. Every one else seem ok to average and do fine in the supporting roles. The guy who played the instructor was really the only stand out and the girl who is now the body did well in her flash back scenes. Other than that this is just a pretty good movie that is on par with most of the other films in this yearly series. In fact from the three I have reviewed this may be my favorite or at least on the same level as "DARK RIDE" and better than "WICKED LITTLE THINGS".

Over all for those who must have every movie in the series then this is a worthy addition but for those looking for better horror films, trust me when I say there are better. This is not a horrible movie and is at least worthy of a rental, who knows this might be for you. I know people who loved "WICKED LITTLE THINGS" and hated "DARK RIDE". I didn't love either but I would think the latter was better than the former, or at least more entertaining.

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October 29, 2010
this had some good prosthetic effects--not bad. I agree that the backstory was a lot more compelling than the protagonist. This was alright. Have you seen TOOTH AND NAIL?
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Over all for those who must have every movie in the series then this is a worthy addition but for those looking for better horror films, trust me when I say there are better. This is not a horrible movie and is at least worthy of a rental, who knows this might be for you.
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 19, 2006
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 1hr 30min

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