Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Graves (2009)

Meg and Abby Graves head out on one last adventure before they go their separate ways after finishing school, but their road trip brings them to a haunted mining town that houses evil spirits from the past. The girls must gather their courage and arm themselves if they hope to escape Skull City alive! THE GRAVES is a weak Slasher hybrid that combines elements of a Western ghost tale. Brian Pulido's feature debut is completely devoid of character development and is filled with meaningless dialog, making it impossible to side with either of his two female protagonists when they do little to garner the audience's support. It is far more foolish than clever, and almost every attempt at humor falls flat. The deaths are equally unimpressive, providing mild amounts of blood, but very little gore. Even the addition of genre favorites Tony Todd and Bill Moseley can't help to save this failing film.

Rating: 5/10.
Gore: 5/10.

If you liked THE GRAVES, check out:
DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, WRESTLEMANIAC, HELLGATE.

12 comments:

  1. I think you were a little generous with the 5. Everything looked good on paper for this flick but it sucked badly. Its After Dark.. 7 out of 8 flicks will suck (Lake Mungo being the exception)

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  2. Had to judge it on my Indie scale, but it was still generous lol.. It wasn't entirely incompetent on the technical level, so I added some points for that. Plus, it gave me another chance to recommend Dead Hooker since there is a sister duo in this one too =D

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  3. This is one of the few I didn't buy in last year's After Dark pack. Judging by the reviews I've read for it, I think I made a good choice. I will check this out from Netflix however.

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  4. I'll mark the copy I just watched to see if you end up with it Fred!

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  5. I wasn't too impressed with this one either. Luckily I've only been renting them. Though I wish I would have purchased The Broken sooner...so that I could enjoy it longer.

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  6. I dont own any from 4, but I did like Voices and Perkins 14 from 3. Mulberry Street was also an excellent pick from 2.

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  7. Oh no, I absolutely hated it, I was just agreeing with JV that a 5 is giving them a little extra credit for the production when the acting and story are otherwise incompetent.

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  8. This one I couldn't maintain attention watching it. Awful movie. Bill Moseley appears to be taking anything, but then, I supposed a lot of us would if we were in his shoes.

    Speaking of MULBERRY ST., I bought that one based on all the raving about it and ended up giving it to my girlfriend who ended up throwing it away, lol. Thankfully, it was only about $10 at wal mart so I wasn't out much.

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  9. Before or after watching it? I thought it was a fun ride, managed some decent WAR OF THE WORLDS moments considering the size vs scale.

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  10. MULBERRY ST.? I didn't even get halfway and hated it. Christine didn't like it either, and she LOVES strictly new horror movies and we rarely ever like the same films. This time we agreed. If I'd known then, I'd of just gave it to you. I think she threw it away, though. If not, you want it?

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  11. I got it for a buck but thanks lol..

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