Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Device (2014)

After enjoying the Alien Abduction entry, I decided to stay close to the alien themed Sci-Fi flicks on Saturday night (at least until Exists). While searching for something, I found one that seemed interesting the 2014 flick The Device.

Plot/ Reunited for the first time in over a decade, the sisters take a trip to spread their mother's ashes at a secluded lake. As the sisters reconnect and try to heal old wounds, something waits in the nearby woods. A strange object, made not by the hands of man, beckons them to it. As they begin to try to unlock its secrets, Abby is plagued by nightmares of an alien presence that seem all too real.

In reading the synopsis of this flick, it seemed as though it was a unique storyline that could have the potential to be entertaining. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line the potential was lost in the dramatic elements that overtook any Sci-Fi/Horror undertones. Yes, the performances are decent, the cinematography solid, and the soundtrack worked. However, those elements could do nothing to overtake the clich├ęd and predictable storyline and the slow pacing. In the end, this no-budget end is one definitely missed the mark and is more of a drama than Sci-Fi/Horror movie. While not the worst of its kind, it is far from the best.

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