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Saturday 27 June 2015

The Sky Has Fallen

   In a post-apocalyptic world, a new disease wipes out almost all of mankind within a couple of hours. Trying to avoid infection, people flee to remote locations, but they start seeing mysterious, black figures carrying away the dead and experimenting on them. Now, Lance and Rachel, two survivors determined to fight back, must kill the leader of these creatures before the rest of humanity disappears. - Doug Roos

What I loved:
   I loved the concept of the film especially for a low budget horror. Usually with these types of horror films the plot tends to be all over the place but with The Sky Has Fallen, Doug Roos (writer, director, producer, and editor) did an amazing job with keeping it consistent.  The concept also worked well with the subgenre of the film, which is body horror (e.g. Cabin Fever, Dead Alive, Taxidermia, etc).

Doing a bit of research on the film before watching it, I understand why this film is known for its practical FX. It is gory, bloody, disturbing, and definitely didn’t hold back on being pure gruesome. The Sky Has Fallen has won multiple awards and has been nominated for way more.
Getting more into the movie, I loved the Grim Reaper- like figures and their role in the film. They’re very controlling and dominant. The lead characters progression throughout the film enhanced in every scene; by the end of the film they were close to being the “it couple” of body horror. 
What I loved the most is a jump scare that happened within the first half of the film *WARNING FOR HEADPHONE USERS*

What I hated:
   Getting straight into what I didn’t like, the sound effects turned me off a bit, it made The Sky Has Fallen seem like a soap opera. The film could have also had more jump scares, I felt like there was barely any at all. Even though I loved the concept of the film it was a bit slow transitioning through the scenes. Finally, I wished the zombies/possessed dead beings were less human-like; right at the beginning of the film with the walking sequence the zombies walked like humans which I wish didn’t happen but… what you gonna do.

Question(s) remaining:
  1. Who else loved “faces in the skin” scene?
  2. Is there an alternate ending that you would rather see?
  3. Is a sequel in the works?
  4. If you’ve watched the film, do you want a sequel?


                           Don’t let the demons bite or do, YOU FREAKS!!!

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