Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Overlook Theatre Reviews: Jim Haggerty's, Grave Danger

of 5 viewers "Liked" "Grave Danger" (USA, 2009)
Here's what the creatures had to say:

The Great Hornito - "This goes into the category of movies that are so bad they're good. I was entertained throughout the film but not because of good writing or acting. The anthology didn't really make any sense but it didn't need to because it was so stupidly entertaining." - 3.5 Stars

Math Mage - "Why were they frosting a cheese wheel? (With cool-whip no less!) I want to know, I don't want to know anything else." - 2 Stars

Lord Battle - "Remember when Drew Barrymore was being harassed over the phone by Ghostface in Scream? Well imagine that phone call scene being used as a warp-around story in a micro budget horror anthology, as our wannabe Ghostface forces his victim to listen as he tells a "true" story about an invisible stalker. I understand at first glance Grave Danger feels like a dad's midlife crisis, but those who wade through the chaos will see there is something unintentionally cerebral going on in Jim Haggerty's film." - 4 Stars

Huntress - "Grave Danger is definitely resourceful; it had a lot going on for a film with no budget to speak of. While some of the actors felt extremely amateur, the film was so independent and anti-commercial that I couldn't tell what was coming next, which made watching it really fun." - 3 Stars

Book Wyrm - "This is definitely up there with some of the worst films I've ever seen, but I still enjoyed it. There were some decent moments and stories, but overall this was pretty terrible. The third story was the hardest to watch, but was also my favorite." - 3 Stars

The Overlook Theatre Final Rating*
(Below is for after you've seen the film)

It's a well known fact that Lord Battle loves "B", low-budget, micro-budget, and SOV horror films but that doesn't mean I've seen them all. Thankfully my good buddy Toby Wayne reached out over Facebook and recommended I watch Jim Haggerty's masterpiece. Thank you for this Toby, this is an awesome addition to my collection!
Toby is a rad dude who makes awesome masks (check them out here).

And if you feel like Jim Haggerty makes your kinda horror film, check out his other works at his production site (Yellow Ape).

- Lord Battle

The Overlook Theatre materialized in a residence for a special screening on  7/7/2016
*Based on the star ratings turned in by character reviewers, others viewed and got to "Dislike" or "Like" but that does not effect the rating.

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