Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Believers is a film that I was introduced to during a dvd I got on Netflix. I immediately was drawn to the horror elements of the movie, but overall it is not horror.
The movie is simple in its premise: two paramedics are kidnapped and put into captivity inside a cult compound. The cult is getting ready to do a mass suicide that will save them from a coming apocalypse.
The visuals in the film are really low budget, but not necessarily straight to dvd low budget. The acting is not that good, and the story really takes some time to get used to. It’s a slow moving endeavor, and the action only picks up within the last 10 minutes of the film. So if you like a slow burner, you’re in for a SLOOOOW wait.
There are a few surprises to be found, but overall the film lacks a lot.
The one thing that I really loved about this film is the ending. The ending makes it worth while to stick around until the end. However, this film is not worth owning, maybe a rental if you have to, but its more like a sci-fi channel film, as it lacks in visual and story elements. It is definitely more of a thriller than it is a horror film, that’s for sure.
This movie is from the guys that brought you The Blair Witch Project, which is a superior film in many ways. Even a convoluted nude/sex scene doesn't help this slow moving film.
Check out the movie trailer, and decide for yourself if Believers on dvd is the right thriller to add to your collection.