Clive Barker's Dread details
|Starring:||Shaun Evans, Hanne Steen, Vivian Gray & Carl McCrystal, Jonathan Readwin, Laura Donnelly, Jackson Rathbone|
|Genre:||Horror - General|
|Studio:||LIONS GATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Clive Barker's Dread
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Mar 2010|
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excellent horrorBy a customer from glasgow scotland , 01 Feb 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]if you like your horror to be dark and unnerving then rent this gem Great story, convincing acting and top drawer effects that really put more expensive so called horror films to shame. A director to watch in the future.
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Must be BarkingBy ruggedtoast (41 reviews) from London , 15 Sep 2012This wasn't one of Barker's best short stories, and it doesn't fair especially well with a transfer to film.
Theres a lot of the original material in there, but its painted with broad strokes and a lot of the psychological element is lost.
There are no demons in this film!
Very unsettling but not in a spooky way.By a customer , 19 Aug 2012A Clive Barker influenced movie is not for everyone. This film is very, very dark. Not so much scary as unsettling. You would not like to meet these characters in real life. This is more of an experience than entertainment. Burns very slowly and creates an unreal world where the characters live.
Dread (ful) how many people have used that title?By TheWatchman (489 reviews) from Suburbia , 10 Nov 2011Okay, Clive Barkers Dread may not be the worst horror film Ive ever seen, but its no masterpiece distinctly average to say the least.
For the start its too dark. And I dont mean the subject matter, I mean it came across like the Lighting Direction called in sick every day while filming.
There didnt seem to be much of a story (I hear it was adapted from a short story so perhaps they tried to flesh it out too much?). It centres on a young student called Stephen who has possibly the most unlikeable friend, Quaid, youve ever seen. Quaid is violent (even towards Stephen and other students), aggressive, stupid, drink drives while thinking its funny and destroys peoples property without any consequence. Nevertheless, Stephen thinks Quaid would be a good partner for his college thesis.
Guess what? It all goes badly and guess what again its largely down to Quaid.
What started out as quite an interesting idea just doesnt work out. It doesnt have enough story and is very uneven and messy.
Yeah, there are a few good bits here and there (I particularly liked the ending), but, overall, I would say they come few and far between.
TERRIBLE !By vanilla_quiff (284 reviews) from Gatwick, England , 08 May 2011Jesus, that was TERRIBLE!
I had to switch it off 25 minutes in .... Like watching students roam around halls of sodding residence doing absolutely nothing in the process.
Not the best Clive Barker I have seen, but.....By englishtlady (30 reviews) from Whyteleafe , 22 Feb 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideA very good film none the less. I felt myself participating, trying to warn Stephen that Quaid was bad. Even I didn't see quite how bad he was, until he tortured that poor boy afraid of going deaf.
I heartily recommend this film, but watch out for strangers!