Sunday, June 24, 2012

Rift (2011)

After taking some time to dive into the real world of UFOs and Aliens after my class at the institute built a working UFO Detector, it was time to get back at it. My selection for the evening was from Maverick Entertainment, 2011s Rift!

Plot/ Several college students are brutally murdered in a small college town and the killer is still on the loose. In an attempt to seek the truth, a journalism student misguidedly finds herself in a storm of intrigue, jealousy, devil worship, and the haunting of misunderstood forces that roam the college town. Will she discover the town’s long buried secrets? Or will she find out that some secrets are better left concealed?

This indie flick was a bit better than I hoped for when picking it up. Yes, it is by no means a great movie, but it is a solid entry with some originality and was decently entertaining. The characters were upright, the pacing was on target and the story built. Unfortunately, while the story was interesting, it was all over the place and decently clichéd. In addition, the acting was uneven and some of the cinematography was lacking in the typical low budget areas (sound, lighting, etc.) In the end, this was a watchable mixed bag of supernatural and slasher elements. Would I run out and watch it again? No, but it did hit the spot last night.

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