"It's said to be a different kind of movie, a different kind of horror, but what's scary when... there's nothing left to fear"
We came, we saw and we are not really too excited about this one. "Nothing Left To Fear" has an awesome cover, but that's really about all there is to this one. Of course we all know this is the first film from Slash's Slasher Films production company, but his name is the only thing gory about this title. This movie is like a walk through so many B movies that we've seen before, but instead of getting your *Blood Lust* quenched your only left with bitter taste buds. This movie isn't anything close to what we hoped it would be, but here's our account of the 100 minute presentation.
When it comes to spreading the Lord's good word to a small town in the middle of Nowheresville, Dan(Tupper) is more than happy to take on the task. He'll even move his whole family out to a supposedly fresh start and began to try his best at mixing with the locals. Hell, he'll even try to to save a soul or two while he's at it, but poor Dan will soon learn that even God's work doesn't go unchallenged. You see, before one uproots their whole family it's always "good practice" to do a little research about the proposed community before just jumping in glutes first. We're guessing poor Dan's never seen any horror movies because if he had he wouldn't have been so Gung-Ho about relocating to this new town.
So eventually, the film finds Dan settling into his new home with his picture perfect wife, loving children and a church waiting with open arms to receive his interpretation of the word. This all seems fine, on the surface, but underneath there's a little more going on then hymnals and praise. Evil is in the air and Dan couldn't remotely imagine what this quaint little town has in store for him and his naive little family of 4. It's almost sad to watch this young pastor fumble his way through what is going to be one of his darkest trials, so we'll focus on his daughter, Rebecca(Brandes).
Rebecca is Dan's oldest child, one of three, who seems to be doing just fine in her new home setting. She's mixing it up with guys, taking long walks and even dragging her little sister, Mary(Stone) along for the ride, but even she doesn't have the slightest clue of the evil that's about to go down. You'd think with her "chatty patty" ways that she would come across some useful information, but all she can seem to think of is finding her next boyfriend. Thank God her little sister isn't a total nymph, but then again, she isn't too bright either.
Mary is the middle child within Dan's happy home that seems to have an uncanny knack for being unlucky. Who else would cut their gums on a piece of cake? We wouldn't and we're sure you know how to maneuver around some icing, but Mary, she can't even do that right. Maybe that's why she's singled out to be the first to experience the darkness within the little town of Nowheresville. If we could say one thing to Mary it would be , "Don't drink the kool-aid", but would she listen? Probably not.
We could go down the whole list of cast and characters within this movie, but it wouldn't make "Nothing Left To Fear" a better film. Even with well known actors such as Clancy Brown and Anne Heche, this movie just falls flat like a sheet of paper dropped from the empire state. A long descent swaying back and forth before laying gently on the ground without making as much as a thud. Slasher Films stated that they were going for a unique experience that was something to remember. Welp, it was unique and memorable, but not for the right things.
We're hoping the next film to come from Slasher Films has a little more bang for the buck, you know, a little more mile for the gas. This was not a quality work, but it had just enough to make you see if there was any carnage to be had. Now don't get us wrong, this may be an excellent film for someone that gets scared when an ant toots, but anyone that's seen real horror films like "The Exorcist" will quickly dismiss this title.
So do we recommend this for viewing? Eh, only if you can't find anything else. Is it grim and dark? Oh it's dark, but that's only because you'll have the lights out when watching it.
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