Gwen (2018) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Gwen (2018) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Gwen (2018) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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Gwen (2018) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: William McGregor
STARRING: Maxine Peake, Eleanor Worthington-Cox

In this stark and atmospheric tale, Gwen is a young girl struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and the suspicious local community that has turned on them. Somehow Gwen must find the strength to guide her family through the darkness and overcome the evil that is taking grip of her home.

This is a movie that just looks gloomy! And that isn’t a bad thing as this tale from the UK is probably effective in mood more so than anything else, but that always helps. While we are dealing with a horror movie here, this is one that might just depend a bit much on the drama side of things to keep things rolling. I have no issue with that per se, but that is something that does take the forefront and if you are looking for a horror movie with a little more bells and whistles that could be an issue. Shudder has been doing a good job of turning out originals that are fun and atmospheric, this one isn’t bad but might be a bit more of an atmospheric offering than anything else. There is a small Witch vibe ere frim time to time, but don’t think this one is anywhere near THAT good. It’s solid, but not great like that movie.

But we do have a slow and steady pace that is mixed with some creepy stuff and lots of accents. I don’t think it’ll be for everyone, but I think its a nice solid film for a good once over. The acting is at least very good and that might just drag it to where it ends up but other than that there really isn’t anything awful here. There just isn’t much here to really stand out too much either. A mood in a movie can go a long way and it helps here but there does feel like we have a couple of things missing along the way to really push this one over the hump. Still, as it is, as a period drama of sorts, this one is still watchable.


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