Antlers movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DO YOU HAVE TO BE IN THE MOOD FOR FREAKINESS IN ANTLERS?
This horror movie’s freaky scares are certainly not for the faint-hearted viewers, so yes, prepare for some real horror-movie material. There’s graphic horror violence and monsters in this story.
A small Oregon town teacher and her local sheriff brother discover that a young student is harbouring a dark secret with frightening consequences.
Director: Scott Cooper
Cast: Keri Russell, Jeremy T Thomas, Jesse Plemons, Amy Madigan, Scott Haze, Sawyer Jones
Writer: C. Henry Chaisson, Nick Antosca, Scott Cooper
Release Date (Australia): 28 October 2021
Runtime: 99 minutes/1h 39m
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
The film contains horror themes relating to threat and death inflicted by a supernatural creature, in addition to thematic material including references to child abuse.
The film contains scenes in which characters are attacked and eaten by a supernatural creature, accompanied by bloody spatter and injury detail.
The film features use of the word “f**k”, in addition to uses of “s**t” and “ass”.
The film includes references to meth manufacture and drug dealing.
The film includes crude visual sexual references.
R (for violence including gruesome images, and for language)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Horror fans with high anticipations will discover that while it’s got forceful strengths, Antlers is just as stereotypical as any other average monster tale. “An unsettling creature-feature” would best describe the whole film, mainly since these concepts take a slow descend into the actual scary stuff. To be truthfully accurate, the deeply chilling but predictable ‘final confrontation’ between the lead characters and the Wendigo approach around the last 20 minutes.
That’s also what’s known as the climax, which definitely usually settle around the end of most horror movies. This is the main foreseeable element, but before all of that is slow development towards the situations and characters. If you’ve seen plenty of horror movies or monster-creature movies, you’ll see pretty much everything coming. Overall, Antlers fails to concentrate on its needed creativity.
However, Antlers is also able to entertain you with its story development. It never shies away from brilliantly designed gore, extremely unsettling sounds and chilling images. The performances aren’t what would be considered great, but are healthy enough to execute fascinating personalities. It’s bleak, well-made, appealing. and lives up to a normal creature-horror fan’s expectations.
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