Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mimesis (2011)

A handful of Horror fans are invited to an exclusive party at a remote farmhouse, but when they awaken from a drug-induced slumber, they find that they have entered their own real-life Horror movie as zombies descend upon them in a terrifying and deadly realization of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD! Is this all part of some elaborate hoax, or is life imitating art in some twisted form of MIMESIS? If you can imagine watching a group of rank amateurs attempting to remake NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD with shoddy make-up, computerized blood, awful editing, and an untalented cast, you would be half-way to experiencing MIMESIS without having wasted an hour-and-a-half of your life. The groanworthy performances make it difficult to endure even the opening act, but it isn't until after the first zombie attack that audiences can be sure of director Douglas Schulze's complete incompetence. The zombies look like they have wandered off of some two-bit haunted house, and during each attack, the camera becomes shaky and disorienting as animated blood sprays the screen. Schulze paints Horror fans as either geeky losers or homicidal maniacs in a surefire attempt to alienate his target audience. Not only is the timing of the film in poor taste given the recent tragedies in Colorado and Connecticut, but the obvious message is beaten over our heads repeatedly as if we were too stupid to figure it out for ourselves. MIMESIS is a crime against humanity, and nowhere near as fun as its premise entails.

Rating: 3/10.

Movies like MIMESIS:
FLESHEATER, HALLOW'S END, DARK RIDE, THE LAST HORROR MOVIE, BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON.

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4 comments:

  1. Too bad this looked like a really cool concept.

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  2. It was definitely a major letdown, I thought the same thing and was hoping it was an actual real-life prank caught on film, either minus the killing or with actors planted in with the Horror fans to fake their own deaths.

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  3. A majority of the viewing populace clearly disagrees as it's selling out through most retail chains. It cracked the top ten for best selling horror films according to Videoscan. I strongly disagree that the film alienates horror fans as horror fans outwit the bad guys. The fact that the film draws focus to the extreme horror fan is clever and clearly works because the sequel is on it's way.

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  4. That comment reeks of "Biased party who has monetary interest in the film's success." At least own your posts instead of hiding behind anonymity.

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