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The Void

The Void

By Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 2017-04-07
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Director: Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski
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  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 2.99

The Void Description

A blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road is rushed by officer Carter to a nearby hospital with a skeleton crew. Trapped inside by hooded figures, Carter discovers that the patients and staff are transforming into something inhuman.

"The Void" is a six-episode comedy series that had its premiere on 31Digital (channel 44), Brisbane's community television station, in late October, 2011. The show is a "skit-com" about a group of unappreciated young filmmakers trapped by contract on a never-ending (12 years and counting) feature film project called "The Void", under the direction of a woeful, yet inexplicably pretentious twat with a seemingly limitless supply of funding.

The stories revolve around the five underlings – Lu, the drama queen lead actress; Fex, the nerdy editor/visual effects guru; Milly, the down-trodden sound recordist; Ed, the sarcastic camera operator/grip; and Wilton, the brown-nosing gopher. In their endless struggle to appease the constantly-shifting, often illogical whims of Gustaf, their fascist director, they find themselves drifting in and out of tangential fantasies, intertextual parodies and parallel universes. Such are the insanities of independent filmmaking.

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The Void Movie Reviews

  • Good set up, but story goes nowhere

    Rhythm Oriented
    2
    This looked good, with a premise that promised something special. However, that delivery never arrived. Some gooey goodness of practical special effects, but that is not enough to warrant a watch unless you've seen everything else recently in the world of horror.
  • Avoid

    jscann
    1
    You really should avoid this movie. It is absolutely atrocious.
  • A surprising twist on current trends

    Arcana Unbound
    5
    For once I found myself actually interested in a modern horror film. Ages of "hand-filmed", "hauntings", and predictable "slasher" flicks have been plaguing the media stream with boring and trite themes. The Void evokes the older days when someone actually had to look out their window and think of something original. If I could best describe it by referencing old movies, I would say The Void is a pleasant mix of The Thing and Event Horizon with enough originality thrown in to keep it interesting. The characters were actually enjoyable, there were absolutely no half witted one liners, and the monstrosities were legitimately horrifying. Many complain that it was confusing but in all honesty the plot was pretty straight forward and the twists were actually appreciated instead of received with a eye roll inducing sigh. I recommend The Void to true horror fans and really anyone with half a brain and an attention span longer than that of a goldfish. That said, the movie is slow. It progresses steadily and never just crams a bunch of "plot" into a pile. The story is revealed bit by bit and the way the film seems to be directed suggests the director respected his audience enough to actually put in the effort to pull off such a thing. At only an hour and a half, this one movie brought more to the table, showed more true thought and potential, than the entire Paranormal Activity series combined. Though to admit, that's not hard to pull off.
  • oh my something

    yogitoad
    1
    um, wow, 73% really? this was, well, just terrible. It is one of the few times I've actually stopped watching and randomly clicked forward for plot only -- and what a poor plot this is.
  • Voided

    HulkIAm
    1
    The only "Void" you will experience after watching this idiotic film is the void in your wallet after renting or (worse) buying it, and the void you will feel after having wasted approximately 90 minutes of your life.
  • Messy

    Headphone Life
    2
    This movie is all over the place and makes no sense. Lots of blood, guts, ooze, etc. Had a John Carpenter feel to it but the storyline makes no sense and I wouldn't recommend it.
  • Great considering

    tttaten
    4
    This is not the horror movie of the century, though it remains one of the better ones of late. The story is not bulletproof not completely coherent, though it is enthralling and will keep you on the edge of your seat for much if not all of the movie. There are little to no dull moments in the film. The practical effects are in the league (though not on par) with that of the original Alien movie. The acting is better than most indie movies, though not perfect considering the dialogue is lacking true character. Overall it's a great horror movie that I am proud to own and to recommend to friends. This is not your standard horror movie, so if you are looking for that, go to another movie. If you are looking for an amazing movie made on a small budget with unbelievable practical effect; look no further.
  • Demonic but good film

    ElysiumV
    4
    Didn't go in with many expectations. But I was pleasantly surprised. Kept me on edge. Just watch it.
  • Mediocre

    son of blank
    2
    If you are going to aim for a serious slanting Fantasy/Horror film, it behooves you to deliver coherant action and naturalistic dialogue. The credits for The Void are done in the John Carpenter font, and the filmakers should have learned a lesson from Carpenter's The Thing, a similar film with fantastic happenings with realistic characters, sharp dialogue, and precison action sequences. As it is, The Void falls short, thin characters, clunky diaoulge, and some sloppy action, making it's premise seem lazy, it's action graoning rather than thrilling. It's not terrible, a decent time waster, but nothoing more than that.
  • Loved it

    Darktick
    5
    Great movie had the whole HP Lovecraft feel to it. Big bang for a low end budget movie, just imagine what they could do if they had more money.

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