First off, I want to just say that I'm really enjoying watching all these horror movies... even the ones I've hated so far. Today's movie review is on Husk. This movie starts off with five friends driving along until something hits their windshield causing them to crash next to a cornfield. It started out very Texas Chainsaw Massacre like. Actually, it kind of reminded me of that movie throughout, but that's probably just because of the farm scenery.
The movie starts off pretty quick, one man goes missing immediately, and two others go to the nearby farmhouse to call for help. Then the action starts. It's pretty obvious from the get go that the scarecrows are very ordinary. I found myself asking a ton of questions while watching, and actually feeling pleased when most of these questions are answered by the time the movie is over. Some of my
Just to give you an idea of what was going through my mind during this movie - which I will admit was hard to pay attention at first. Anyways, most of these questions were answered. Some that weren't kind of left me a little angry. Like how in the world does Scott see into the past?
So basically, we find out that in the past a farm boy murders his brother and dresses him up like a scarecrow. Nowadays, everyone that is killed in the cornfield becomes a scarecrow who then in turn kills others to produce more scarecrows. But what I don't understand is how does this happen? Is there an original scarecrow that has taken on the spirit of the farm boy who killed his brother? Or is it actually the zombie corpse of the brother after he's been dressed like a scarecrow? And I still don't understand how these people are being put into a trance after being murdered. Must be some kind of spirit or something that jumps from body to body to control the scarecrows?
I will say that I wasn't too fond of the reference of this being a "game of chess." Yeah, I guess it was a pretty good way to allow the audience to really understand what all is happening (basically this answered a lot of my questions - except for the one about Scott... how on Earth??). Super sad that they lost the game of chess though. Those scarecrows can be quite clever (apparently they do have brains - ba dum shh!)
that good, but the story wasn't too bad. And as I mentioned before, it had enough creepiness for me to enjoy it as a horror film. That "cliffhanger" left me unfulfilled though - who was that man talking too?!
I'm going to give this movie a "Liked It."
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"