why is this movie getting bad reviews? it was hands down one of my favorite horror films, the actors were great, the plot was creative and made sense the whole way through, the graphics and makeup were amazing, i felt anxiously scared and kept on my toes with suspense the whole way through, and it had a cool twist at the end. for a movie with such a small budget, i don't know how this movie wasn't in theaters, I've seen much worse horror films with higher ratings and in theaters than this one, if you have 1 1/2 hours of extra time, i say to give it a try,i was pleased with it. i <more>
think people are being way too over critical about it.
I don't get all the negative reviews. I suppose you could classify this as a "indie" or lower b movie...by mainstream today. Call it what you will. The special effects and gore definitely A-grade! I turned my head away for a few scenes. The twist at the end also very good.
Why so underrated? (by spyroskonst)
I do not understand why this movie is so underrated. It's fun, entertaining and for a horror/gore fan it gets the job done pretty well.Not perfect by any means, but a nice film that kept me from beginning till the end. Did not get bored for one sec. Actors are good, editing, special effects and gore all done well. Again it is not perfect, but not that underrated i see here in IMDb. This is not a drama, or action adventure, so by judging it as a horror/gore film it falls between 6-8. No more or less than that.Do yourself a favor and check this out. It will not write history, but you will <more>
This was one of the best scary movies I've seen since Insidious, and I've seen all there is since the early 70's and also own them all . Even though it probably classifies as a B movie, I was extremely surprised.It's very repetitive with the scary scenes and dialogue but it got my heart going a few times and kept my eyes on the screen instead of the clock.I also found it original enough and new enough to enjoy it more than I thought I would.Another low-budget movie I thought I would discard within the first ten minutes but got drawn into it.
Powerhouse of Scares and Laughs (by chicagopoetry)
If you can get past the first twenty minutes of Exeter or The Asylum or Backmask or whatever they're calling it when you find it , which trudges on like any given low budget movie about a bunch of partying kids ready to meet their end by something evil, you'll be pleasantly surprised so stick with it . Because it's then that this film suddenly takes its turn into a completely insane, high voltage horror fest sprinkled with spot on humor that I can only compare to the original Cabin Fever. At first silly and nonsensical, sort of like Scooby Doo meets The Evil Dead, the momentum <more>
continues to build, delivering some great jump out of your seat scares and some merciless gore. The characters are unique enough and the acting competent enough so that you won't get confused about who is who and you'll actually care about them as they either get possessed by some evil entity or get mutilated in creative ways, even if you might be laughing out loud while it's happening. This is well worth a watch for horror fans and it makes a great companion piece to another recent film called It Follows, if you're looking for a double feature showcasing opposite styles of horror. Where as It Follows is a creepy, subtle metaphor for the dangers of unprotected sex, Exeter is a drug induced in your face shocker that has the ability to laugh at its own glorious clichés.