Dismembering Christmas (2015)
Directed by Austin Bosley
Starring: Kevin Sommerfield, Austin Bosley, Danielle Doetsch
IMDb 4.2/10 Rotten Tomatoes NO DATA Metacritic NO DATA
I have to be honest, after watching this I am shocked it got a 4.2 on IMDb. To me, this was just almost too painful to watch. At 7 minutes in I was already checking the counter. Checked again at 28 minutes. I swear it felt like an eternity moving in slow motion. The movie is only 1h14m so for me to be checking that soon to see when it’s going to end, you know it’s bad.
I have a lot to complain about regarding this film. First, the sound quality sucks. Some of the dialogue you can’t even hear, not that it’s relevant or even decent dialogue. Second, it seemed like half the movie was filmed using stationary handycams. The angles are bad, the camera doesn’t move, I mean come on. Then, there’s the bad editing and abrupt scene cuts. The acting is B-rate at best and the plot, completely predictable.
There’s a number of creepy characters in this film, especially a brother and sister who seem to have a slightly inappropriate relationship (as far as I know, opposite sex siblings rarely watch each other get naked and change clothes…and when they do, something is usually off.) Honestly, I think the brother-sister relationship in this film is the creepiest thing about it.
There’s also the traditional unrequited love tale, two chicks into the same guy kind of love triangle, and the guy doesn’t even seem to be anything to write home about.
By the end of the movie, I was ready to put it back in the case and forget about it. If you feel like watching a bad horror movie for Christmas, this is your ace in the hole.
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