It's godawful...even for a straight to redbox movie
I was fooled into thinking this looked decent due to the premise, the poster, and what looked like a decent cast (Thomas Jane, Jay Mohr,...that girl from Tucker and Dale), but I was flim flammed! This is not the sum of it's parts...and it's barely a werewolf movie
What it is is one big telegraphed twist, poorly done, with a self congratulatory pat on the back at the end. Surprise! The family ARE the werewolves! BAM! I mean mind blown right? (hearty WINK!) Except...the twist is pretty much spelled out from the get go, so the big reveal is more of a shrug and a "meh"
The acting is also surprisingly bad, for the cast they seem to have improbably scraped together. On top of that, the casting is just...off. The "bad boy" thieves look straight from Disney casting, the eldest "teen" daughter looks to be in her thirties, and Jay Mohr just looks bored. Or maybe like he's hosting SNL but never bothered to rehearse his lines. Thomas Jane on the other hand does seem to be the only one giving a decent performance, and does a decent job, but by doing so only serves to highlight just how poorly done the rest of the movie is that is constructed around him. He is giving an B+ performance in a D+ flick, which just feels out of place
One reviewer (VIEWS ON FILM...which I decided to poke a little fun at) described this as "An American Werewolf In Cali" as well as comparing it to The Howling. Buyer BEWARE...it is nothing like either. That's like saying Sharknado is a lot like Jaws, or Alien is very similar to Mansquito. You are comparing a fine wine to gutter runoff that happens to have a few grapes in it
This is a werewolf movie with barely any werewolves (which is a blessing....they look like hot garbage), with an alternate title of "the Orchard" which fittingly enough is also barely about an orchard. The whole thing felt like a rejected episode of Supernatural. It was bad, dull, and felt unfinished, and rather than being a good time, instead left me feeling a sense of empathy toward Thomas Jane, that his career has taken a trajectory where he is reduced to doing something like this. he deserves better...and so do we
Crime / Horror / Thriller
Crime / Horror / Thriller
Left alone for the night in their new orchard farmhouse, three teenage sisters soon find themselves at the mercy of some unscrupulous townie boys. The tables are turned, however, when the malevolence that roams the orchard starts to hunt down the boys.
Uploaded By: FREEMAN
June 26, 2020 at 03:15 PM