ABC Film Challenge – Horror – D – Dark Feed (2013)

Director: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen

Writer: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen (Screenplay)

Starring: Jonathan Thomson, Dayna Cousins, Andrew Rudick, Michael Scott Allen, Elise Couture, Jason Beaubien, Victoria Nugent

 

Plot: A film crew moves into an abandoned psychiatric hospital with a shadowy past to shoot a low budget horror movie.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Confusingly Messy

 

Story: Dark Feed starts as we see the early stages of filming of a horror movie being shot on location in an abandoned psychiatric hospital. We get to see the stars, director and the people working on the movie before the writer Chris (Rudick) joins the set to see how his creation comes out.

With Beth (Nugent) and Marissa (Cousins) assigned to keep Chris busy, the rest of the crew start experiencing strange occurrences which have a connection to the previous experiments that happened in the hospital.

 

Thoughts on Dark Feed

 

Characters – The characters are all designed to be different members of a film crew from actors to special effects guys, we just get to learn which part of the movie they are involved in without getting to see much else about the characters themselves. We don’t see to learn enough about any of the characters making it hard to figure out just who is meant to be the lead character.

PerformanceThe performances are not great which does reflect the idea of the film but by the end you are just left wondering if the lead character is going to take over the performing but no.

StoryThe story is film crew in former mental hospital that once did experiments on the patients is haunted and now they are about to become the latest victims of the hospital, this is fine but sadly it just doesn’t reach the levels it should do with scares which are mostly messing around between the crew and just something we have seen before.

HorrorThere is little to no scares going on through this movie, we have moments that build up but in the end most are false scares which just make you not care about later ones.

SettingsThe setting is the highlight of the film as we get to see the haunted abandoned location making for the scares.

Special EffectsThe effects are not that impressive either.

That Moment That Annoyed Me Not knowing who was the main character until too late into the film.

Final ThoughtsThis is a horror film with a good idea but sadly turns into something that gets confusing as we are left wondering who to root for and just if anything scary will happen.

 

Overall: Messy Horror Film

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