Friday 23 August 2013

Review: HazMat (2013)

First I´d like to thank Lou Simon for providing me with a screener.
The television crew of the "Scary Antics" hidden camera show habitually sets up innocent chumps for scary practical jokes on national television. For a special behind-the-scenes episode, a group of friends wants to set up Jacob (Norbert Velez), a disturbed young man who is having problems adjusting after his father's death at a chemical factory. Jacob is convinced that the factory is haunted, and now Scary Antics is going to proof him right. Friends and crew are having a good laugh at Jacob's expense when something goes horribly wrong. The tables are turned and now they're the ones that are running for their lives. Trapped inside the boarded-up building with an ax- wielding maniac, this is definitely no laughing matter. HazMat  is produced, written and directed by Lou Simon. The acting is solid. It´s professionally shot and edited and the film makers knows how to utilize the dark rooms and corridors to gain maximum effect and it looks very good! The setting is nice. The soundtrack is fantastic and I love it! The pacing is very good. The look of the killer is great, he looks powerful, menacing and scary. This being a slasher it is violent and there is gore, both practical and computer rendered. There´s no T and A in this.
This review is based upon a online screener provided by Lou Simon.
Rating: 7 out of 7. Once in awhile a flick pops up out of the blue and knocks you off your feet, I didn´t know much about HazMat and it blew me away. It is one of the best slashers I´ve seen in a long time, well made, entertaining and highly enjoyable. HazMat is now on my "must buy when it get its release on DVD" list and it should be on yours also. This is a must for fans of the slasher genre but it is also worthwhile to check out even if you are just a fan of the horror genre generally. HazMAt gets my highest recommendations!!



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