Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hayride (2012)

I have been spoiled over the past few days watching some bigger budget horror and Sci-Fi flicks, but if you read my blog, which is not always what I enjoy. As you may know, I love low budget movies, I believe that there is a lot more freedom in those and you can see some interesting things. The next flick I watched took me into that world, from Midnight Releasing 2012s Hayride.

Plot/ A college student returning home for Halloween is forced to face his childhood fears when an escaped killer takes refuge in his family's Haunted Hayride.

After watching some bigger budgeted movies, it felt nice to get back into the low-budget indie flicks that truly make horror what it is. This one was interesting and had a lot to like for an indie slasher. Sure, it did suffer through some scripting issues with dialogue, uneven editing and some of the effects mirrored the budget, but there was a lot to like. The storyline attempted to create a full-circle mythos, the pacing was solid, and the was an outstanding atmosphere. While this was far from a perfect film, its an entertaining flick that was better than their budget would usually indicate. Yes, it is not for everyone, but if you love no-budget slashers, give it a whirl, you could do much worse. 

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