In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman.
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The acting is strikingly inept until you realize that The Void is an unofficial adaptation of Silent Hill, with a dash of Hellraiser and plenty of Lovecraft, hence you cannot expect meaningful dialogues or anything that resembles a cogent plot. Avoid The Void: it's devoid of real horror.
Frustrating experience overall that starts out amazing with the disorienting setup but gets derailed by poor acting and undeveloped characters as it settles into the "humans banding together to fight evil" trope. The Lovecraftian effects are great but I think they ultimately hijack the storytelling. However, compared to most Hollywood horror output this is commendable although it could have been so much more.
Disappointing blend of Lovecraftian horror, cult film and Clive Barker style body horror that just goes nowhere fast. Initial premise promises results (as did its expertly cut trailer) but it is soon evident that this derivative nonsense has no endgame.
Sadly, two of the six directors from the uproarious comedic, grindhouse-horror parody, Father's Day, made this drivel. The ideas here (not to mention the stunning trailer) would turn the heads of any fan of the works inspired by H.P. Lovecraft quickly, but in The Void any sense of amazement is betrayed by weak direction and inefficient editing. Outside of the prosthetics it feels novice. I checked my watch. Alot.
2,3. Decent effort. Starts really well but suddenly the plot goes all over the place. We never fully understand the meaning behind the hooded figures and I lost interest after the Clive Barker monsters started showing up. I gotta say I was expecting a cosmic Lovecraftian affair.