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2.5
160 Ratings

The Void

Canada, 2016
Horror

Synopsis

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 Void Directed by Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski

What are people saying?

  • Sean Patrick Stevens's rating of the film The Void

    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.

  • msmichel's rating of the film The Void

    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.

  • Rafael Zen's rating of the film The Void

    This is nonsense - but in a very 80's B-horror kinda way. Nice ideas, but it's all over the place. And I hoped for a better monster job. Gimme more monsters!

  • MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film The Void

    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.

  • André Vieira's rating of the film The Void

    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.

  • Jason's rating of the film The Void

    Self-reflexive genre cinema that isn't so much about cute smarts as it is about maximum exploitation of extant properties for the purpose of maximalist good times (on a budget). Most horror movies have a basic horror situation. This movie is more like a messy stack of situations. The obvious references seem to be to ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, HELLRAISER, and THE BEYOND. Fair warning: it jumps the hell out of the shark.

  • Bob's rating of the film The Void

    Disposable characters and bland story that is overly abstract to the point of being ridiculous. Still, that doesn't ruin the glorious make-up effects. It's rare nowadays to find a terror and disturbance just by the look and sound of monstrous figure. This flick does that in a very old school fashion - not shying away from its peers such as The Thing, The Fly, The Beyond or Prince of Darkness. Borderline cult classic.

  • Giles J Davis's rating of the film The Void

    The trailer gave glimpse to what could've been a monumental nod to Lovecraft & Prince of Darkness but the anticipation & hype spoiled this film entirely. Granted this was crowd-funded but the post production & altogether brightness of this film was horrendous. Straining your eyes to see beyond the darkness distracted enough to bypass the minimal story but this was sadly nothing visually at all special. Poor. D-