It's just fun.
I've resolved this year to do my personal best to review every movie that is sent to us in screener form. That's probably going to be a tall order, because there are always screeners, but I'm going to try my damnedest.
The first screener that I cracked open and gave a spin in this new year is Bornless Ones. My first question was why is it not "The" Bornless Ones? It just rolls off the tongue easier. I'm weird like that.
Title choices aside, Bornless Ones is a pretty good B-grade effort that had its issues, but managed to be creative enough to entertain us at the same time.
|THIS SCENE IS ALL ABOUT TANK TOPS, AND HOW TO WEAR THEM PROPERLY.|
|THAT'S ONE OF THEM, RIGHT THERE.|
Evil Dead-like chaos ensues.
|OH, SHE WANTS TO PLAY A GAME ALRIGHT...|
This is a bloody movie, with plenty of inventive gore gags throughout that worked well, a few of which actually impressed the hell out of us. What the possessed Woodrow does to himself was creative as hell, and we loved it. The movie is definitely a visceral treat.
The cast did an admirable job, especially considering how inexperienced some of them are. Aside from appearing in the TV series The Newsroom, this is Margaret Judson's first movie, and she had to carry the thing on her shoulders as the lead. She hit a few rough patches in quieter scenes early on, but she rebounded and did some good work by the end. Same goes for the gorgeous Bobby T; she was a spokesmodel on the TV show Deal or No Deal, and this was her first true acting job, which she nailed quite well. For us, Mark Furze was the strongest acting talent on display here. We caught him a while back playing the jerk in Tell Me How I Die (that review is almost ready to roll), and his turn here makes it two movies in a row where he did solid work.
I do have to admit that the demon voices could have been a bit more creepy, and less goofy, and the way that the actors play possessed wasn't as menacing as it could have been a times. This movie has definite shades of Evil Dead on display, but they never quite work as well as they did in the Raimi classic.
|THAT ANGELIC FACE IS ABOUT TO GET BLOODY.|
Lots of great gore gags in this one.
|SEE, IT'S ALL BLOODY NOW.|
She looked GOOD.
|FOR THE LOVE OF GOD...|
"I wasn't talking about the baby."
|HEY, YOUR EYES ARE UP THERE!|
Check it out when it hits VOD.
Bornless Ones hits VOD and limited theaters on February 10th.
Margaret Judson is hot, Bobby T is crazy hot, and then there's Pony Wave, the tatted goddess at the bottom... Mr. and Mrs. Wave must have mad cool to name their daughter Pony.