Friday, April 30, 2010

Red Mist (2008)

SHROOMS director Paddy Breathnach delivers this tawdry tale about a group of medical students that accidentally put the school's social misfit into a coma during a night of drunken debauchery. After he is hospitalized, the only conscientious member of the group attempts to resuscitate him using an experimental drug, which inadvertently unleashes a wave of psychic energy that allows him to exact his revenge by possessing those around him! RED MIST is an average revenge flick that blends the Aussie shocker PATRICK with the standard conventions of the American Slashers like I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. For what it is, it presents enough tension, suspense, and gore to earn a passing grade, but the film fails to bring anything new to the table. Breathnach shows a vast improvement over his previous Slasher, this time creating believable characters while building on a steady pace and a reliable visual style. With a few minor adjustments, RED MIST could have ranked higher as one of the better Indie releases of 2008, it just lacks enough originality to distinguish itself within the genre.

Rating: 7/10.
Gore: 4/10.
Number of views: 1.

If you liked RED MIST, check out:
SHROOMS, PATRICK, TERROR TRAIN.



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3 comments:

  1. Interesting enough concept. This has been in my instant queue forever and I always thought it looked like it might be okay. Glad to know it is, plus I actually kinda liked Shrooms, so I'll have to give it a whirl!

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  2. I had my doubts but if you liked SHROOMS I think you will really enjoy this one Matt!

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  3. I'll add it to the queue for sure. Thanks for the review. I've been eyeing it for a while and I almost bought the Blu-ray cause it was really cheap, but I'm glad I didn't. It sounds like a renter.

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