Tuesday 27 December 2011

DVD review: Sweatshop (2009)

Charlie and her friends break into an abandoned warehouse and begin setting up an impromptu party. Unbeknownst to them, something lurks in this dark place... a presence so horrific, so monstrous, it has no name. Fueled by uncontrollable, unprovoked rage, this Beast knows only one thing - Charlie and her companions chose the wrong building, and they're about to pay for it. Sweatshop is co-written and directed by Stacy Davidson, he also shot and edited the film.
The acting is below average and the characters are truly obnoxious (the males are arrogant assholes and the females are all airheads and whores). Some of the dialogue is ridiculous and laughable almost crossing over to being utterly offensive. I like the setting, the camera work is good except during the pre-credit sequence but after that the film improves dramatically technically but there are some samples of poor post-synch dubbing . The soundtrack fits the proceedings on screen but doesn´t add any suspense. There isn't much nudity in Sweatshop despite rumours of the opposite. The highlights of the film are the spectacular and gory death scenes. The special fx created by Kristi Bouls, Marcus Koch and Mike Oliver is mostly practical  is excellent and very good looking!
Rating: 4½ out of 7. I love the special effects and the gore but it´s a odd film as there isn't a single likable character in it and there is hardly a plot to talk about. There isn´t much besides lots of creative and brutal kills.


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