The Horror Asylum



Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,606 horror articles & features | 6,949 horror movies | 1,530 horror reviews | 1,244 giveaways hosted | 220 delicious 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

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

The Horror Channel to Broadcast 'The Vatican Tapes' this May New and Exclusive 'Friend Request' Featurette Hair-Raising Reservations: The Top 5 Hotels of Horror App-Based Terror Begins with New Mr Wonderful Feature Trailer
New Trailer for Anna Biller's 35mm Horror-Thriller 'The Love Witch' 01Publishing's Mythos-Inspired Anthology Series is Back! The Top 3 Monster Slot Machines You Need to Try Vintage 35mm Horror Returns to the 2016 Salt City Horror Fest

WIN Krampus on Blu-ray
WIN Krampus on Blu-ray
Martyrs DVD Giveaway
Martyrs DVD Giveaway
WIN Heartless on DVD
WIN Heartless on DVD
WIN Anguish on DVD
WIN Anguish on DVD
WIN Ip Man 3 on DVD
WIN Ip Man 3 on DVD
WIN The Survivalist on DVD
WIN The Survivalist on DVD


Plus One
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

Plus One (2013)

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

Plot Summary:
"Three college friends go to the biggest party of the year, each looking for something different: love, sex and a simple human connection. When a supernatural phenomenon disrupts the party, it lights a fuse on what will become the strangest night anyone has ever seen. As the three friends struggle to find what they’re looking for, the party quickly descends into a chaos that challenges if they can stay friends or if they can even stay alive."


Review by
John Townsend
Follow me:
@CJohnTownsend
Review Date: 09 September 2013 My Rating: out of 5

 

Many films are born from a good idea, a spark of inspiration from which the story develops and grows. In too many cases this idea becomes lost but with +1 this isn't the case with writer / director Dennis Iliadis following through on his notion.

The film centres around three friends who are attending what is set to be the party of the year. The excess and debauchery on display at said party make anything American Pie came up with look amazingly tame as the teenagers let loose in a variety of drunken and semi-clad scenes. Our three leads however have other things on their minds. David (Rhys Wakefield) is trying to make up with the girl who has just dumped him, Teddy (Logan Miller) has his sights set on making out with his perfect girl and Allison (played by twins Suzanne and Colleen Dengel) is just desperate to overcome her debilitating shyness and social awkwardness. As the party gets into full swing it becomes clear that something peculiar is happening to the party goers which threatens to bring a premature end to the evening.

One of the interesting things about +1 is that the story develops at a relatively slow pace. For much of the film more attention is paid to the lead character's attempts to pursue their own goals as opposed to the supernatural phenomenon occurring around them, and the focus is firmly on teen angst rather than impending doom. When they finally do realise what is happening each reacts differently, even trying to take advantage of the mysterious, black out related time-shifts.

The clever thing Iliadis does with the +1 though is to make the audience ask themselves a question. If you knew you could replay the previous hour or so would you change anything? Each lead approaches this scenario differently and you are left to decide how you would react, knowing that what you change in the past could affect the present. The fear of the unknown is also explored as the party goers begin to question what will happen when the parallel realities align. The film isn't entirely successful in explaining this but due to the enjoyable nature of the film these questions are never too much of an issue, and a little ambiguity is never a bad thing.

OVERALL SUMMARY
On the whole I enjoyed +1. Everything is done well, if not exceptionally, from the performances to the direction and I was interested and intrigued enough to see how the film concluded. The ending could be described as a little lacklustre and is as equally low key as everything that has gone before, but does not detract too much from the film itself, and as I said, it is refreshing to see a director follow the original idea through to fruition.




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




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



Watch and Stream Horror Movies Online
using the Vidmate App

LATEST REVIEWS

Asmodexia Movie Review

Asmodexia

Goodnight Mommy Movie Review

Goodnight Mommy

The Other Side of the Door Movie Review

The Other Side of the Door

You Are Not Alone Movie Review

You Are Not Alone

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Movie Review

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

The Visit Movie Review

The Visit

Joy Ride 3: Road Kill Movie Review

Joy Ride 3: Road Kill

Charlies Farm Movie Review

Charlies Farm

The Witch Movie Review

The Witch

The Babadook Movie Review

The Babadook

Creepshow 2 Movie Review

Creepshow 2

Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A Movie Review

Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A

Creep Movie Review

Creep

V/H/S Viral Movie Review

V/H/S Viral

Oculus Movie Review

Oculus

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN Krampus on Blu-ray Martyrs DVD Giveaway
WIN Heartless on DVD WIN Anguish on DVD
WIN Ip Man 3 on DVD WIN The Survivalist on DVD
WIN Fall of the Krays on DVD WIN Full Registration at Stoker Con 2016

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Charlie Clouser
Charlie Clouser







Vampires.com Werewolves.com