The Conduit (2016)
As I continue to dive back into some horror films, it was nice to pick up something at the video store from Brain Damage Films. It seems as though it has been forever since I as able to pick something up from them. This one was the 2016 supernatural/demonic flick The Conduit.
Plot/ Wounded by a recent divorce and haunted by a tragic event in his childhood, Eddie returns to his hometown hoping to pick up the pieces of his broken life. Unable to cope, he attempts suicide and winds up in therapy, where desperate to fill the void in his heart he falls for Amy, a mysterious and young wild flower. But something dark and sinister lurks in Amy's past, will her love save Eddie or will it devour his soul?
I knew nothing about this one going in to it when I saw it at Family Video other than it was from Brain Damage Films. Knowing that, I was pretty much assured that it would be the typical low budget fair, and I was right. While some may complain about the overall use of dream sequences throughout the film, these definitely added something to the feel of the movie. The performances were solid, and there were some interesting twists, but that is not to say that the movie was perfect. There were some pacing issues, incoherent moments, uneven dialog, and the run time may have been a little long for the depth of the screenplay. In the end, this may not be the best of its kind, but it is far from the worst. If you are like me and appreciate low budget cinema, then give this one a shot. However, if you are a major horehound, you may want to stay away.