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 3.99
5.8/10
5.8
From 227 Ratings

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

  • Don’t Understand the High Praise

    simmy131
    1
    This movie has been getting a lot of unwarranted high praise, namely for its use of practical effects. Point blank: they look cheap, and are unconvincing. More importantly, the story is a schizophrenic mishmash of hackneyed plot points strung together with the thinnest connective tissue. The only question you’ll be asking yourself as the credits roll is, “What the hell just happened?”
  • Decent indie horror movie

    Rogueleader17
    2
    The trailer to this movie is awesome and shows the best parts of the movie but the movie is very low budget and awkward. Events just happen without any explanation. The characters are unbelievable and the acting and script make it more a B movie. I never write reviews but I felt compelled to warn viewers that this movie is less like John carpenters The Thing and more like Sharknado.
  • I liked it!

    kerr griffin
    5
    Enjoyable if you like creature features and have nostalgia for 80s aesthetics.
  • Not to my taste

    Stormwaltz
    2
    As a fan of Lovecraft and Carpenter's The Thing, I had high expectations, but this evoked more yucks than yikes from me. It's not scary, there's no dread... it's just gross. I had to stop watching about an hour in. I could quibble about other aspects, but that's what killed it for me. It does look very good for its budget, though.
  • Whelmed

    AlexNYR20
    3
    I'm not at all surprised to find the reviews for this film so polarizing. It's definitely a film with massive flaws, like the terrible actors. I know others have mentioned the vagueness as a negative, but I actually found it to be a positive. It left me wanting more of of the story and more lore in subsequent films. I can see where it's a massive turnoff though, you get very little explination and what is there is nonsensical. There are a number of good creepy moments, and several genres of horror that they pull from. I wasn't over or under whelmed by the film, just kinda welmed, hence my title. There were parts I loved and parts I hated. It felt really short once it was over and that left me wondering if maybe the story in the hands of more experienced writers could help flesh out the film better. I'd recommend watching this on Netflix while it's available and save your money here unless it's a 99c rental.
  • 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.
  • Entertaining

    ChrispyDivine
    4
    I love a movie that starts off feeling like it could drag a little and then BAM! Something happens that you weren't expecting. I won't lie some of the story line was a bit messy but I enjoyed it. Good blood and some gore which always helps.
  • nope

    slow is slower
    1
    worst
  • Gross

    tim bullard
    5
    Icky white things were creepy
  • Avoid 'The Void'

    attaboyluther
    1
    Nope. Uh-uh. Confusing. Disappointing. A mish-mash of ideas that totaled almost nothing. I watched it with three other people and we all came away from it with the same thought, 'What the heck was that?'. Perhaps the filmmakers had some grandiouse idea in their heads, unfortunately they didn't get it across and it ended up being a series of random scenes with very little story. Disappointing not just because it was a waste of money but because I love a great horror film and am always looking for the next great one. This wasn't it. Not even close.
  • The Void

    SchillerSun33
    5
    WOW 😳 when I watched this film I was scared to see what was going to happen next,it was intense I really loved this movie 🎥 the scariness👀👀👀👀👀👀
  • Skip this one

    Bradleeregister
    2
    Some classic gore with a strong start weak finish. Wanna be hellraiser. Sad I paid the 7$.
  • A great horror film...

    Guinness#1976
    5
    I have to say, this was a very great film.. The movie keeps you on edge from start to finish. Great combination of In the Mouth of Madness and the Thing. Very bloody and dark..Something you might want to check out, if your into classic horror films.
  • Really wanted to like it..

    Cassifrass5000
    3
    I don't get all the praise this movie is getting. I live for a great horror flick, and this just isn't one. I couldn't have cared less for the characters, the story is half-baked, and not even the special effects did anything for me. I don't regret spending the money or time watching it, but I was expecting a lot more based on the reviews.
  • Monsters. Gross monsters

    DisappointedUserofthisapp
    4
    Scary? No. Gross? Yes. Just freaky weird stuff. Now the story was incomplete in many ways so maybe a sequel? Characters weren't developed really that well. Some things are curious the actual cult and how so little was said. Lovecraft meets Crowley? Still considering how so much horror is horrible this was not bad.
  • A mash-up of B horror

    Trustworthy 55
    5
    A nonsensical, gross mess. I loved it : )

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