|Starring:||Cody Darbe, Lauren Currie Lewis, Chris Ferry, Maureen Olander|
|Directors:||Josh Crook, Josh Cro, Jeff Crook|
|Studio:||DANGER AFTER DARK|
|Run time:||1 hour 20 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Jun 2008|
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wow that was badBy Barnestormers (18 reviews) from Saltburn-by-the-Sea , 27 Feb 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]It started off as though it might be a good film (cheap but good) BUT! it turned out to be 1 hour and 18 mins of my life wasted forever, bad acting - wierd plot -& naff ending.
I stuck with it incase something gruesome did happen, but apart from the promising start it was too confusing, and the film just went no-where. Save your money and stay clear is my advice on this VERY low budget movie.
I gave it 1 star for the beggining.
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Ingesting angry Wasps helps.....By daffy74 (9 reviews) from london , 20 Aug 2012Well, what can you say, it starts with potential and the acting is ok for the budget, concept was good but it just did not hold my attention.
It was turned off at 45 min, as I had started to play with my iphone and laptop/pod.
ashame really, I t fails to explain anything before that time, maybe the ending explained it, but by that time I had inserted angry wasps into my body to wake me.
Not bad at allBy Fuzzman (21 reviews) from Cardiff , 04 Oct 2009A horror-movie version of Groundhog Day, shot on an tiny budget, this little film could never be regarded as a classic but it's good solid effort which should interest most genre buffs.
It's yet another one of those movies which spends all its time building and building to a big twist which, when it comes, doesn't surprise at all because you guessed what it was before the movie was half over. But even so the film holds your attention pretty well; the script is tight and doesn't cheat for the sake of drama and creepiness too much; the performances, especially from the lead, are more than adequate; and - unusually for a horror movie from any period as far as I'm concerned - the film is often genuinely scary. The Crook brothers make good use of parts of the frame being out of focus: you can never quite tell just what it is that's lurking there, but you see enough to know that you don't want to see any more!
But there's one big negative: the title. 'Gruesome' must be the lamest moniker for a horror film ever. It's like calling a comedy 'Funny' or a musical 'Tuneful'. The film isn't even especially gruesome! And the gore scenes it does have are entirely superfluous and don't make much sense with regards to the plot. In fairness, it's original title was 'Salvage' which, while nothing special itself, is at least relevant to the story and its main theme.
Surprisingly goodBy desmondsdoll (266 reviews) from Stockport , 04 Jun 2009I actually quite like this.
As the movie begins, you become filled with a sense of having seen it all before, but I can assure you - you haven't!
The movie could be pretty slow-going for some people and there are no special effects or anything, so if you want something visually spectacular - well you're not going to get it with this, BUT as you're watching, you are left with a sense of 'What the hell is going on?', but I mean that in a good way.
The ending really surprised me because scenes which I assumed were predictable turned around and bit me on the ass, because they were deliberately made to lull the viewer into thinking they knew what would happen but then something else happens.
I must confess though that the actual ending made me scratch my head, but at least it wasn't instantly forgettable.
gruesomeBy pally1 (31 reviews) from Leek , 20 Apr 2009I enjoyed this film although the acting was not the best the story was very good and intrigueing
?By madasachicken (13 reviews) from Nottingham , 16 Mar 2009Towards the end you finally have a rough idea of what the heck is going on... but you're still left with a million unanswered questions. Worth watching if you have nothing better to do, but don't let the title fool you... it's really not that gruesome!
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