too many characters with no redeemable qualities. should have elaborated more on the cult rather than cheap gore. if you like sci-fi thrillers (and you can get past the bad acting) you'll like this movie. *receives an extra star for creative monsters (thats clearly where the money went)
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.
2.5 stars. Officer Rick Grimes VS. Existential Horror. Admirably more 'Silent Hill' (1999) than 'Silent Hill' (2006) and admirably ambitious in attempting to depict the undepictable... braver, in a sense, than Carpenter's more conventionally enjoyable 'In the Mouth of Madness' (1994) which fills the Lovecraftian aporia with pastiche. This does not stop it from flailing, nor from feeling jumbled, sadly. Props, however
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.
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.