The VoidHD Closed Captioning
Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski
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About the Movie
A blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road is rushed by officer Carter to a nearby hospital with a skeleton crew. Trapped inside by hooded figures, Carter discovers that the patients and staff are transforming into something inhuman.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 60
- Fresh: 44
- Rotten: 16
- Average Rating: 5.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: After a promising start, this enterprising but overstuffed endeavor drifts increasingly into a muddled sci-fi mystical horror hybrid that only gets more confusing as it grows more thematically ambitious.
Fresh: A lively, layered throwback to the days when splatter auteurs like John Carpenter, George Romero and Lucio Fulci ruled the drive-in.
Fresh: One of the more action-packed features to come from the current crop of John Carpenter-inspired filmmakers, The Void finds collaborators Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski going much further than many of their peers.
Fresh: In the Eighties, released widely in theaters, The Void could have been a franchise-starter. It'll probably be harder to find today, but it rewards the effort.
not feeling it
This movie is garbage and not in a good way. I'm a massive Lovecraft fan, and I like Stuart Gordon's movies, but I found this irritatingly nonsensical, boring and messy. It seemed to throw together Lovecraftian themes without knowing how to use them to create a whole; in other words, it had good ambitions, but the writing just couldn't live up to them. The characters were inspid, and the actors just didn't inject any sympathy into them.
It's insanely good. If you are a fan of John Carpenter, HP Lovecraft, practical effects or even just horror in general, this is the movie for you.
It's sci-fi, it's horror, it's mysticism, it has all of it.
I need about 10 more watches to truly grasp this beast.
Avoid 'The Void'
Nope. Uh-uh. Confusing. Disappointing. A mish-mash of ideas that totaled almost nothing. I watched it with three other people and we all came away from it with the same thought, 'What the heck was that?'. Perhaps the filmmakers had some grandiouse idea in their heads, unfortunately they didn't get it across and it ended up being a series of random scenes with very little story. Disappointing not just because it was a waste of money but because I love a great horror film and am always looking for the next great one. This wasn't it. Not even close.