The Void

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As a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft, this review is going to be incredibly biased.

Lovecraftian horror in film is rarely done, and it is almost never done well. The Void remedies both of those horrific problems plaguing the genre.

The atmosphere in this film is dreadful and intense, instilling the sense of unease almost from the very first moments. I love how The Void doesn’t feel the need to tell the viewer everything. The oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.

I felt that all of the performances were excellent. Aaron Poole did a great job as Daniel, and it was good to see some character progression in a relatively short film.

The soundtrack is awesome, and the practical effects are amazing. I am a huge proponent of practical over CGI in almost every regard. The monsters were disgusting and over the top and pure Lovecraft.

The Void is certainly not a perfect film, but it is the closest thing we’ve had to a perfect Lovecraftian film in a very long time.

And that’s good enough for me.

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