Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Shrine

(2010) **1/2

This film could've had potential, but pooped out midway.
Carmen, a journalist is trying to find a good story to keep her job afloat. Instead of doing her assigned job of finding out why bees are dying, she wants to find out why people are going missing in Poland.
She goes with her boyfriend Marcus and her co-worker Sara. She reads a journal from a missing hiker which describes a suspicious fog that looms above the trees. Of course they have to venture in! Carmen comes across this creepy statue-
She takes pictures of it and starts hallucinating. Blood is flowing from the statue as she keeps seeing things...his head starts to turn...(this statue is the best thing about the movie)
All three meet at the end of the fog and come across the villagers. They warn them to go away in Polish and broken english. Well, Carmen isn't going to walk away from this! They go back and find trouble. The locals don't seem right and there is a reason for that.
                ( A local looks like this for a second. We don't know if this is real or a hallucination either)

The movie changes here-from a great horror plot to a possession plot. It's worth a look, but don't say I didn't warn ya!


Catfreeek said...

Eh, I think I'll pass. That last picture looks like a weird human hybrid hairless horse.

Octopunk said...

Oh, a possession plot! That sounds like something that mi-- ... SNORE

AC said...

Not for me! Thanks for the warning!

Abduscias said...

Yeah...very tired of the possession trend

DKC said...

Saw this last year, had pretty much the same reaction I think.