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Hungerford was a film I had never heard of before and it sounded fairly good - I will also watch pretty much any horror film and at the time, this story took my fancy. "The lives of a group of teenagers are turned upside down when their town is taken over by sinister forces." It was a risky film though, low budget and found footage - could be really good and blow my mind, or the opposite...
Hungerford, I am sad to inform, in my eyes, went the complete opposite. One of the only things I really liked about this film, as mentioned above, is the story and concept of it. I liked the whole virus type thing turning people into living zombies who were just really angry with life - but the film just did not do it justice.
I feel super bad saying that, as people work so damn hard when it comes to making a movie, and it was done on a low budget too. People's hearts and souls go into a film and I feel so bad when I say anything bad, but I just couldn't get into this film as much as I had hoped.
I did like the effects in Hungerford, they seemed thought out and were well done for the budget, did not look bad at all, not like some low budget films I have seen. The found footage style of filming was a good choice as well, some of the shots really made you feel like you were also being chased by angry people. Any motion sickness sufferers here? Yeah, this one might not be for you - or at least take some tablets, you will need them...
One of the biggest problems I had with Hungerford was how dramatic the characters were, I know that there was a killer virus spreading and making people killers, but I just felt it was played out more dramatically than if there was a musical done with Shakespeare... I know you don't know exactly how people would react in this situation, but you get me, this isn't how I would expect it to be.
I give the makers and the people behind this film a massive well done, they put together a whole film, one that was released and one that made it onto Netflix, all more than I have ever done, so I do give out a massive congratulations to them for that. But this just did not do it for me, I am going to try The Darkest Dawn on Netflix, another film by the director - and again, I am sorry!!
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..