BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
I have no idea if I have mentioned it before, but I really really love a good cat and mouse horror movie, there being a chase, twists and turns and lots of tense scenes. This promised that, and it kind of delivered... 'A dark and atmospheric story of female friendship tested by deceit, betrayal and a terrifying past. Susan, outwardly confident and Becky, more fragile and shy, both in their late twenties, are inseparable friends. But both women have secrets they have not shared, some recent, some long past and deeply buried. When, on a weekend trip to Dartmoor, they encounter the charismatic Chris, they are led into a web of mind games, sexual deceit and betrayal. As Becky's traumatic involvement in Chris' own damaged past is revealed, a psychological journey swiftly becomes a fight for survival.' See, it sounds fun doesn't it?
Dartmoor Killing is an okay film, I put it on at like 9, so not late late night viewing as a lot of my bad reviews are, so I was expecting to actually watch this and pay full attention to it. Which I actually did do, and so did dad, even he was into it until he went to bed. It did have quite an intriguing feel to it, Chris was hot but creepy and you just knew there was something up with him. There was even a sinister tone towards Becky and Susan, one was all of a sudden shagging scary Chris and one was having flashes and seeing ghostly figures. There was a fair bit going on, and Chris was getting his end in in more ways than one, making it all the more interesting. He was having sneaky nightcaps with one, but wouldn't let her tell the other, then trying it on with the other, who might I add, was engaged. Naughty Chris.
This all sounds fun, and it made me want to carry on watching it, like it had my full attention...but sadly, it soon lost it. At some point through the film, I just lost the whole thing and wasn't really that bothered by it. I think it ended up following the same old cliches and some things in a way just didn't add up. I don't want to say too much, because, actually, there is quite a big twist, a big twist that leads from a few little twists and it is quite good. It's a bit out of nowhere and it literally went to the line and probably crossed it, as it is pretty messed up, but you don't see it coming. You definitely could not see it coming, there is no way you could even. Like it's so out of nowhere and so out of the blow, it's like the makers wanted to come up with something that no one would work out but also like they had just watched A Serbian Film and found inspiration from the twists in that.
Dartmoor killing is an okay film. It starts out pulling you in but then I lost it and by the end of it, wasn't too bothered by any of it really. Give it a go if you want, you won't feel like you've wasted an hour and a half, but you might feel a bit like you should have watched something else. Your choice. (That makes it sound really dramatic, it's not, it does not feel like a punishment at all...).
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..