THE VOID (Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski)

The craziest creature design this side of Guillermo del Toro can be found in Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski’s The Void, but it fails to overcome the worst attributes of the horror genre that pervade the rest: on-the-nose dialogue, cardboard-cutout characters, canned overacting, a bafflingly overcomplicated plot that’s incoherently told, beaten-to-death aesthetics, an overwhelming feeling of apathy regarding what’s going to happen and who it’s going to happen to, and heavily-borrowed mythology.

Regarding that last point, I respect when a movie just BATSHIT GOES FOR IT in terms of its mythology, which The Void does at the very end; if only this conclusion had been the jumping off point for the story.

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