I have to admit that I like low budget movies. They have a charm and soul that you don’t find in your blockbuster Hollywood CGI fest. Stilted writing, cheap special effects and melodramatic scenes just add to that quirky charm.
So we have Dark Rising. And the headline pretty much says it all. If you like Evil Dead and you think the Buffyverse was cool then chances are that you’re going to like this one too. It sort of comes of a little more like an Angel episode if the Groosalugg had been female and pretty darned hot. And you’ve pretty much got your Xander, Willow and Cordy archetypes thrown in there too. Despite these similarities, it’s still worth a watch. Heck, in the world of movies going out into the woods to perform a seance is perfectly safe. What could possibly go wrong?
The special effects, writing and acting aren’t going to earn anyone an Oscar but the number of good one liners in the movie make it well worth it. This is good for an evening of brain relaxing fun. Pop a top on a brewsky, grab some popcorn and just sit back and enjoy the show. And in this case, don’t judge a movie too much by its trailer. I really hate that voice over guy.
Overall Rating: Buy It Used