Macabre Mondays: Macabre (Movie 2009)



I have tried my hand at this blogging thing a couple of times in the last year. But I would just think of a name and randomly throw things up on WordPress and hope for the best. With DGCreative, I wanted to make something real, successful, and put the work into it. That doesn't mean that I didn't have some gems in my old blogs. One of the things I had started was a weekly horror movie review.  I even thought it would be fun to do a group movie night once a month on a site such as Rabb.it where we can all watch a movie in a chat room of sorts together. Please let me know in the comments below. But I digress, I've gone through and polished up these posts and look forward to writing more! Up first, Korean horror film Macabre.



Macabre (2009)

“When a group of friends travelling through the countryside stop to help a young woman, they cannot imagine the nightmare this innocent act of kindness will soon unleash.”
Image via IMDB.com
Let me start off by saying, I went into this not knowing it was a foreign film. Once I realized, I did a quick search to learn more and found this is a Korean-German movie and prepared myself for a lot of gore. And then I waited. And I waited. And the only thing that kept me going past the halfway point was just the need for answers for why these crazy things were happening. I felt that the gore was rather muted by using music to cover up the sounds or cutting to a black screen.
My curious mind, however, needed to know why the antagonists were committing these atrocities. I assumed I’d be in for a rather predictable movie. But then, the ball started rolling. The blood started flowing. And woweeee, did they sure climax with the gore and violence at the end. AND I NEVER GOT MY ANSWERS!! You can deduct that the villains are killing for a specific reason, but we don’t get any actual information on it. It’s what I call a “bore-gore” horror movie. It’s boring, then it’s gory. Then, it’s over.
If gore is your thing, then this is a decent movie for you. If you love horror movies from Asia then this is a decent movie for you. I however need more story, I need more meat to sink my teeth into, for lack of a better phrase.
I give Macabre a solid two skulls out of five. If they had just fleshed (again for lack of better words) out the story line just a little I probably could have agreed with the 3.5 starts it’s been rated on Shomi.
Has anyone else out there seen Macabre? What did you think of it? Are any of you going to give it a watch?  Let me know in the comments below! Until next time, stay spooky DeadCrew

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