Monday 18 March 2013
Review: Animus (2013)
For a final project, five film students led by Maya (Megan Davis) document an infamous old hospital deep in Southern Arizona. They went hoping to find proof of the paranormal. Instead, they find themselves at the mercy of a savage madman. Animus is written and directed by Quin Davis. The acting is pretty good, it´s professionally shot and edited. The setting if the old hospital is nice and adds to the atmosphere, I got a soft spot for old abandoned buildings. The pacing is nice, there is a build up, we get to know the characters, soon things take a turn for the worse and things get violent and messy... Some of you might have noted that the plot of Animus is reminiscent of Saturday Morning Massacre (2012) and there are a couple of similarities between the two flicks. It´s gory, there are several nice and graphic kills. The gore fx is mostly practical and is goodlooking! The killer fx design (won´t go into details due to spoilers) is cool! The visual fx are decent. There´s no T & A in this.
Animus is being released on DVD on 3/26/2013 from Midnight Releasing.
This review is based upon a passwordprotected onlinescreener provided by Midnight Releasing.
Rating: 6 out of 7. I enjoyed this, it is a good slasher with a decent bodycount, likeable characters, the filmmakers are aware that the fans of the genre expect to see gore and they provide it. Animus is a entertaining slasher so make sure to check it out, you won´t be disappointed. Recommended!!