ABC Film Challenge – Horror – N – Discarnate (2018) Movie Review

This is under N because of Nadine Velazquez.

Director: Mario Sorrenti

Writer: Mario Miscione, Marcella Ochoa (Screenplay)

Starring: Thomas Kretschmann, Nadine Velazquez, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Josh Stewart, Chris Coy, Matt Munroe

Plot: A neuroscientist’s obsession with a drug that expands the human mind inadvertently unleashes a deadly supernatural force on his team.

Runtime: 1 Hour 24 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Discarnate starts after neuroscientist Dr Andre Mason (Kretschmann) has his son taken by an unknown creature in the night. 10-years-later he is working with a team, Maya Sanchez (Velazquez), Violette Paich (Taylor-Klaus), Shane Sherman (Munroe), Dr Travis Sherman (Coy) and funder Casey Blackburn (Stewart) in understanding a drug that will expand the human mind.

As thee group start taking the drugs, they will themselves getting disturbingly more intense visits, leading them to believe they have unleashed a deadly supernatural force.

Thoughts on Discarnate

ThoughtsDiscarnate is a horror thriller that will see science mix with the supernatural, as a scientist looks to find the creature that took his son 10-years-earlier. This will give us a series of nightmare situations to experience with the character, each one becoming more graphic and disturbing, playing into the characters own nightmares.  Discarnate is a horror that is looking for more shock value with the creations within the nightmares, using the weaknesses of losing a young child or sibling to make the connection easier. This being said, it is amazing how easily scientist would jump at the idea they are being visited by a spirit. The performances in the film are strong, without needing to do too much, the strongest part is more about the creations haunting them.

Final Thoughts Discarnate is a shock value horror movie 101.

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