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Movie Review: The Evil in Us

 

Now available on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand is the horror flick The Evil in Us. 

If you read my blog on a regular basis you know that I am a big fan of the horror genre. I can never pass up a horror movie to review.

The film stars Debs Howard, Ian Collins, Danny Zaporozan and Robert Leaf. Sadly I am not familiar with any of these actors.

To be honest, it’s been a long time since I’ve come across a horror film that I truly enjoyed. I take every horror film with a “grain of salt” because I pretty much know that it’s going to be either silly, boring, stupid or all three.

The Evil in Us is the story about six old college friends who get together for the forth of July weekend at a remote cabin in the woods. Right there the film seems a bit cliche. Nothing good ever comes from friends spending the weekend in a remote cabin in the woods (ha ha). Toss in creepy towns people and no cellphone service and you know it’s going to be a blood bath.

Things go down hill rapidly when when they get a hold of some kind of bio-active drugs that do more than just give you a high – it turns you into a blood thirty, ravenous cannibal.

Let this be a lesson to you kids… don’t do drugs!

As you can imagine, one by one they fall victim to the virus contained in the drug and one by one each of the friends gets killed. Only one sober friend doesn’t opt to take the drug. She is the only one who doesn’t get turned into a crazed, homicidal maniac. But it also means that she is alone and must fight for her life until help can arrive – or will it? To find out you need to pick up or download The Evil in Us. Look for it where ever movies are sold or downloaded.

Predictable is one word I would use to describe this film. I have seen way too many horror movies not to know how this story was going to play out. It would have been nicer if the film makers opted for something a little less common in horror movies. Maybe a less remote location and an apartment instead of a cabin in the woods.

If you are easily skirmish you might find yourself on the edge of your seat watching this. Die hard fans will not.

If you are not into blood and guts, don’t watch this film. There is A LOT of blood.

I don’t know if the film maker was out to entertain viewers, or gross them out. I’m leaning towards grossing viewers out.

As a die hard horror movie fan I wasn’t impressed. BUT… I’m used to that. Like I said earlier, there are very few true horror movies anymore. If I can be entertained for an hour or two – even if I am laughing at a film that is not meant to be a comedy – I still consider it a “win.” I found this film more funny then scary.

My 20 year old daughter watched this with me and my husband and she had her hands over her eyes a few times. She said she wasn’t scared but I have no doubt she didn’t jump every time he hear a bump during the night.

This is the kind of film that teens would watch during a sleep over (although I would not recommend it due to the adult nature of the film).

I guess in the way the film would make you think. What if it was YOU and your best friends turned into crazy zombie people who want to tear you apart and eat your guts. Would YOU kill them to protect yourself, let someone else do the dirty deed or join them?

My friends know that I love them dearly but if turn into one of the ravenous freaks in this film I’m blowing your heads off. Ha Ha.

Look for The Evil in Us where ever films are sold.

Below is the trailer for your enjoyment.

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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