Saturday, April 28, 2012

Madison County (2011)

James and his friends set out to interview an author who claims that the people of Madison County have been hiding a serial killer in their midst, but unfortunately for them, it's true! Director Eric England has unwittingly unlocked the secret to destroying suspense in his new film MADISON COUNTY. Moody atmosphere and creeping terror need not apply in this boring, generic Slasher. Instead, the kills are committed by a villain who literally walks up and stabs his victims in broad daylight, a villain who doesn't even give the audience the slightest bit of satisfaction by ripping off a few heads or tearing out his victims' throats. MADISON COUNTY is completely uninventive in every way, and England makes no attempt to hide the numerous genre influences that helped to shape the film. Horror fans will easily pick out the direct visual and audio references to THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, MOTEL HELL, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, and many more. As if things were not bad enough, MADISON COUNTY is nauseating to watch thanks to the constantly-shaking camera. Not even the mediocre acting from the cookie cutter characters can save the film from falling into the sea of forgettable Slashers.

Rating: 6/10.

Movies like MADISON COUNTY:
CYRUS, FRIDAY THE 13TH, POPULATION 436, DONNER'S PASS, MOTEL HELL, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, CABIN FEVER, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS.

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3 comments:

  1. Hey Carl,

    Thanks for taking the time to watch and review our movie. I'm sure it was from one of the screeners our distribution company sent out, and not simply a pirated version you saw.

    We don't expect everyone to enjoy our film, but the fact that you took the time makes us grateful, especially with your 6/10 rating. I must say, I expected worse from your description in the review!

    Cheers, and stay tuned for our follow up film, ROADSIDE. It is a departure from the slasher homage we were aiming for with MADISON COUNTY, and we're very proud of it too!

    Cheers,

    Ace Marrero
    Actor/Producer
    MADISON COUNTY

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  2. Ace, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by as well! I am, indeed, working with the distributor, and we may be speaking again shortly if you guys are interested in additional coverage through an interview. Negative reviews come and go, but I hope there are some productive criticisms in this review that will help you guys on future projects. Looking forward to checking out ROADSIDE, feel free to drop by any time.

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  3. You say all that and then give it 6/10??

    I'm not sure you're playing with a full deck dude.

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