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Old 09-12-11, 12:19 AM
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DVD Talk review of 'Evil Things'

I read Jeremy Biltz's DVD review of Evil Things at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=50125 and...

I'll agree it's an interesting movie, far better than most would expect.

On the other hand, its high-concept pedigree - Blair Witch meets Duel or something - is a little too obvious.

Also, for me, the thing collapsed under the weight of its own internal logic. But whatever. If you're willing to suspend that old disbelief, you'll have a good time.

Be sure to leave it running throughout the lengthy end-credits sequence or you'll miss about 10% of the film though, and in many ways the movie's best parts.
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Old 09-12-11, 06:29 AM
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Yes, the end credits act as sort of a fourth act for the film. It did have some logical problems, and was very derivative, but it was refreshing compared to the horrible CG creatures and abysmal story telling in a lot of horror movies. Meh. I take what I can get.
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Old 09-12-11, 09:00 AM
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Evil Things'

After I saw Jeremy Biltz's review I must say I was intrigued and still am but I looked for it on Netflix and couldn't find it. I also want to check out "A Horrible Way to Die."
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Old 09-12-11, 10:55 PM
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Evil Things'

Definitely worth it, considering Jeremy's above points. It's not another SyFy Maneater Series boring low-budget slasher blah blah blah.

What I really wonder about though is
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what the psycho's motivations are? He's obviously got a lot of gear and talent. Why does he edit his own footage in at the end? Does he send the whole thing to the F.B.I.?

Why does he then go on to begin stalking another micro film crew? Is this some sort of self-hating message for indie filmmakers?
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I wondered that myself, KD. But, he was clearly omniscient and omnipresent, so such niggling details ought not to matter.
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