After Dark: DreadHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Stephen (Jackson Rathbone, the TWILIGHT saga) and Cheryl (Laura Donnelly, INSATIABLE) are college students making a documentary about what people dread in life. But they have no idea that their partner, Quaid, witnessed his parents being murdered by an axe-wielding lunatic and wants to make others experience his own personal horror.
The previous reviewer claims this movie is boring...perhaps the person was expecting the continual gore and nudity of standard horror movies. Don't get me wrong, Dread had plenty of gore (and nudity for that matter) but it had something most horror movies don't: good acting and an interesting story line. All of the main actors, particularly Rathbone, were fantastic. The story was bizarre and creepy and held my attention. I usually hate horror films so that's saying something.
Really good horror film culminating on a shocking ending. Besides that, Jackson Rathbone geets quite a bit of camera time. Difinitely a movie worth multiple viewings.
Great story, hidden gem
I read Clive Barker's short story "Dread" 20 years ago and still remember the opening paragraph. (recommend reading the first page prior to watching this, Books of Blood, vol. 2). This movie builds upon it and surpasses Barker's original. Existential, sexy, scary and smart. I am surprised it isn't more famous. I love Barker's short stories, hate his novels and movie scripts. (Thank God somebody else wrote this.) This is probably one of a handful of horror films that actually says something profound about the human condition while also buzzing the reptilian fight/flight response with aplomb.