The Horror Asylum


Kickstarter & Indiegogo Campaigns


Subscribe to Deadly Here


Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,509 horror articles & features | 6,910 horror movies | 1,464 horror reviews | 1,072 giveaways hosted | 216 interesting interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies Dark Lounge

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

'The Generation of Z: Apocalypse' Experience Coming to London! The Best Small-Town Murder Mystery Movies Horror Movies-Turned-Video Games That You Need to Play! The Modern "Monster Rally" Movie
The Top Signs That You’re Possessed The Monster Mash: A Quick Guide to Modern Creature Features Don't Forget to Pick up this Month's Horror Block! Exorcism Movies: The Obsession with Possession

WIN [REC] Apocalypse on DVD
WIN [REC] Apocalypse on DVD
WIN a copy of Eli Roth's Clown on DVD
WIN a copy of Eli Roth's Clown on DVD
WIN a Limited Edition It Follows T-Shirt
WIN a Limited Edition It Follows T-Shirt
Annabelle DVD and Merch Giveaway
Annabelle DVD and Merch Giveaway
Dark Planet DVD Giveaway
Dark Planet DVD Giveaway
The Calling DVD Giveaway
The Calling DVD Giveaway


Static
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

Static (2012)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Plot Summary:
"A young writer (Ventimiglia – Heroes, Rocky Balboa) and his wife (Sarah Shahi – Life) are struggling with the loss of their child but just as they are trying to get their lives back on track a hysterical young woman (Paxton – The Innkeepers, Last House on the Left), turns up at their secluded house in the middle of the night, claiming she is being chased by mysterious masked men. Letting her stay the night the couple are soon drawn into the horror when the unknown force starts to stalk them, a terrifying game of cat and mouse ensues, resulting in a shocking conclusion and one of the most chilling film finales of recent years."


Review by
Steven Davies
Follow me:
@braindeadsteve
Review Date: 24 July 2013 My Rating: out of 5

 
 

'The Divide' star Milo Ventimiglia and Sarah Shahi play husband and wife Jonathan and Addie who are dealing with the loss of their son. Shut away from the world author Jonathan has finally completed his latest book but the couple barely has time to celebrate the milestone before their evening is interrupted by a mysterious blonde named Rachel (played by the gorgeous Sara Paxton). Her car has seemingly broke down nearby and there appear to be figures running around outside in the dark. Soon after a number of intruders enter the premises and its all out survival for the 3 trapped inside.

Writer/director Todd Levin's first feature debut 'Static' is the chilling home invasion tale of Jonathan and Addie Dade. The movie trundles along with a slow and almost hypnotic pace which almost begs to be broken by the approaching and apparent malevolence lurking outside. Sadly, however, even when 'they' manage to get inside the action is still a tad ordinary.

The overwhelming mystery of the tale was quickly apparent to myself which I'm sure removed much of the tension and unknowing that I felt. Others may not be as responsive but it is perhaps the movie's biggest flaw where there seems to be a major oversight from the opening sequence which exposes much more than it probably should. Any surprises then are completely negated almost instantly from the start making the feature more of an expectant thriller than a terrifying horror.

OVERALL SUMMARY
The ending will not please all and comparisons to other like minded genre offerings will be made in abundance. However, for what it's worth 'Static' is accomplished enough to appease the majority of horror lovers out there. And the movie itself certainly paves hope for future projects from the clearly talented filmmaker.




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




VOTE ON THIS

Rated 3/5 stars (93 votes cast)

 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



LATEST REVIEWS

Reality Kills Movie Review

Reality Kills

Ex_Machina Movie Review

Ex_Machina

It Follows Movie Review

It Follows

Leprechaun: Origins Movie Review

Leprechaun: Origins

The Island of Dr. Moreau Movie Review

The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Pyramid Movie Review

The Pyramid

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death Movie Review

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

Kiss of the Damned Movie Review

Kiss of the Damned

Bloodshot Movie Review

Bloodshot

Vinyan Movie Review

Vinyan

What We Do in the Shadows Movie Review

What We Do in the Shadows

Apocalyptic Movie Review

Apocalyptic

Long Weekend Movie Review

Long Weekend

Here Comes the Devil Movie Review

Here Comes the Devil

As Above, So Below Movie Review

As Above, So Below

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN [REC] Apocalypse on DVD WIN a copy of Eli Roth's Clown on DVD
WIN a Limited Edition It Follows T-Shirt Annabelle DVD and Merch Giveaway
Dark Planet DVD Giveaway The Calling DVD Giveaway
WIN a Special Friday the 13th Head Knocker and Animated Prop

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Peter Stormare
Peter Stormare













Vampires.com Werewolves.com




Funny Shirts