Friday, 27 July 2012
DVD review: Harvest of Fear (2004)
Medical intern Billy McKinley (Ryan Deal) arrives in the small town of Devil's Lake and finds himself thrust into the middle of a mystery as a string of unsolved murders start just as the annual Harvest Festival is about to begin. The murders happen to be similar to those of 20 years earlier. Has the original killer resurfaced or has a copycat come to take his place? Now, Billy must find a killer and save the town before it's too late. Harvest of Fear is written Chris Pfeifer and Ted Pfeifer and directed by Brad Goodman. The acting is pretty bad, the camerawork and editing is decent. The soundtrack is decent but why the hell play techno when you´re buidling up a scene when someone´s gonna get killed, it kills the atmosphere. Harvest of Fear barely managed to maintain my interest but it´s not in my nature to turn a movie off. Now you´re wondering if there is any gore, there is no gore in Harvest of Fear. There is only some brief, very brief blodshed but you´ll miss it if you blink and several of the kills do occur off screen. There is some T & A in the form of topless nudity.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from New Light Entertainment which is labeled as R-Rated.
Rating: 0½ out of 7. Harvest of Fear is lame, it´s bloodless, has no atmosphere, there is no suspense and it´s just plain boring.. This is one slasher to avoid. This could have all been a whole lot better if they had the balls to go all the way with the gore. The only redeeming factors that save this from lower grade is the attractive girls and the twist at the end.
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