Starring: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard
Director: Zak Hilditch
Runtime: 1 hour, 42 minutes
Based on the Stephen King Novella
Crime | Drama | Suspense | Book-to-Film | 2017
1 hour and 42 minutes is way to long for this Stephen King Novella based film.
For this film, I actually took notes (which is something I really need to start doing again so I have things to remember to talk about on these review posts). Basically, a man and his son commit a crime and it comes back to haunt them throughout the year of 1922. Thomas Jane (the father) and Dylan Schmid (the son) live on a farm in Nebraska (we assumed it was Nebraska because they were husking corn and talking about Omaha). The mother (Molly Parker) wants to sell the land and live in the city. Well, the men in the family don't want that, so I'm sure you can imagine what happens next.
I really hated the music and sound affects in this movie. Not only were the sounds annoying, but they did not fit the overall "personality" of the film. There were numerous scenes that had a high shrieking noise, to the extent I'm surprised not just the dog heard, while he was just sitting there literally doing nothing. And there were many scenes that had the seriously freaky sounds that have Insidious written all over it - except for the sounds really don't match this 1922 film like they did Insidious.
And then there's the plot of the story. Okay, I understand it's a Stephen King story so it's supposed to be utterly strange and not the greatest of understanding on my part. But it's just not interesting. An interview with myself:
Q: WTF is up with the rats?
A: Death, filth, and shame follows the characters around... and to gross the viewer (me) out.
Q: WTF is up with the cows?
A: They put this in here to pissed me TF off, I'm pretty sure.
This film is too long, slow burning, and absolutely boring. I hated it and wished it was over about 30 minutes in. (0/5).
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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