The Void started out as an Indiegogo campaign. I remember seeing the "concept reel" (or "whatever the fuck") and being blown away. But that's the thing; images are easy. I watched the final product last night, and visually, this cooter knocks it out of the park. Huh, I've never referred to a movie as a cooter before. Groundbreaking? MAYBE.
Right, so if you've heard rumblings about The Void, the practical effects are just as amazing as you might be prognosticating. As a point of reference, go all the way back to Stuart Gordon's From Beyond. Or John Carpenter's The Thing. If it were released in the early-to-mid 80's, it would be prized as a cult classic today. No question. Unfortunately, the answers we are given for the gooey nightmare fuel don't actually answer many questions. It's a moderately thin explanation. Overall, I still had fun, as it's nice to see true-blue horror in 2017 that doesn't fall over itself winking at the audience.
I guess that's it. I didn't have time to do a full, in-depth review (family is visiting). Besides, I wouldn't want to stray from my David Cronenberg binge, now would I?
Posted by Dom Coccaro at 7:19 PM