Friday, 21 October 2011

DVD review: Fetus (Video 2008)

Kevin (Brian Paulin) and his wife Sara (Nette Detroy) are about to start their new family as prepare for the arrival of their first born child. Unfortunately something goes wrong and Kevin looses everything. Unable to cope with his loss he becomes obsessed with trying to make contact with his dead wife by any means possible. He decides to try necromancy and buys a witchcraft book to raise the dead. Things turn very dark and twisted when the he uses increasingly bizarre and gruesome rituals that demands human sacrifices while his visions and nightmares get worse which leads to ever increasing amounts of disturbing imagery and repulsive sadism. Brian Paulin writes, directs, is co composer of the soundtrack, handles cinematography, is film editor and designs/handles special effects makeup. The soundtrack is very good and helps to create an unpleasant and creepy atmosphere. The gore is over-the-top, it´s excessive, nasty, explicit and brutal. The acting is not very good but it´s not terrible either and keep in mind that this flicks main objective is to showcase gore and special fx and in that it is succesful. 
Rating: 6 out of 7. Fetus is a film that provokes the audience with provocative images. If you have a weak stomach or scare easily then I would have to say stay away from this movie. Recommended for the gore fans!


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