Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Messengers (2007)
Starring: Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, Kristen Stewart
Running Time: 90 Minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror
Synopsis [provided by IMDb.com]:
An ominous darkness invades a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota, and the Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder.
It's been a long, troubling year for the Solomon family residing in Chicago. They decide it's time for a change when their life savings is gone in less than two years followed by a car accident driven by Jess (Kristen Stewart) that put her younger brother Ben (Evan and Theodore Turner) in the hospital. The change just happens to be a move to a farming town in North Dakota, where the father, Roy (Dylan McDermott) decides to become a sunflower farmer. One thing they didn't realize about the house they purchased was the fact that the family who lived there beforehand just disappeared one day, or did they? As they were settling in, strange things started happening. That is the big question, what happened to the family? Did they really leave? Are they dead? And most of all, is the killer still alive?
This movie wasn't perfect, but then again there aren't many movies one could classify as perfect. It was definitely not unwatchable. If you're looking for an original and scary horror movie, this one isn't it. However if you are just looking for some campy thrill-filled fun, this one shouldn't be avoided. Rating: 7/10