Directed by Drew Goddard and released in its home country of America in 2012.
This review was written on August 15th 2012 and does contain spoilers.
Now this film was about 200 times crazier than I expected. It starts out innocently enough, with plenty of throwbacks to Evil Dead… but then it turns into something entirely of it’s own. Some of the CGI is a little disappointing later on in the film – I never really was a big fan of that kind of CGI, I much prefer seeing a model painted with precision, just to give it the more life-like feel. Despite that, the ways in which characters are dismantled by these creatures are at least enjoyable to watch.
The story is wildly inventive, no matter how far-fetch’d it may be. The dialogue is absolutely hilarious, rarely do you see a horror film that is intentionally funny and at the same time actually funny. Jenkins and Whitford’s performances bring a light hearted touch to the whole feature, ad Kranz’ turn as the idiot stoner – a character I’ve always been able to relate to and sympathize with for many reasons, this definitely made him my favourite character.
Overall it’s a very well thought out horror film, people are always screaming for something new and original and I guess we’ve finally got it with this.