Reel Evil (2012) Movie Review

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Reel Evil (2012)

2012 | R | Horror
78 minutes / 1h 18min

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Reel Evil Plot Synopsis:

Struggling filmmakers - Kennedy, Cory and James - finally catch the break they were looking for when they are hired to shoot a 'behind-the-scenes' documentary for a major studio production. But their dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when they explore the legendary, haunted location and find something far worse than anything Hollywood could create. Terror becomes reality for the filmmakers as they uncover the malevolent secrets of the hospital, and the sinister doctor who once ran it. Trapped inside the hospital with no apparent way out, our crew is tormented by the evil, unspeakable fear.

Reel Evil (2012) Review

Reel Evil (2012) revolves around a young team of struggling filmmakers who were hired to shoot a documentary in an abandoned asylum. Kennedy (Jessica Morris - Role Models (2008), One Life to Live (1968), Bloody Murder (2000), In Search of America, Inshallah (2014)), Cory and James decide to meet and tell a producer about their idea for a documentary. I was rolling my eyes when I heard the words “abandoned insane asylum” because the idea has been seen soo many times and there can be nothing good coming from found footage film of that sort. They met a character who has facial warts and was a former resident of the asylum - creepy, well not really. They finally met the director and cast members who gave them strange vibes leading the crew to make their own documentary and not what they were paid to do. Cory (Kaiwi Lyman - Suite 101 (2016), Pearl (2012), Red Fish Blue Fish (2016)), Kennedy and James wander further into the asylum. James (Jeffrey Adler - Simple Being (2014), Babysitter’s Black Book (2015), Stepping Out (2013)) and his crew began experiencing strange things as they go deeper and deeper into the asylum. The group started to think that maybe the bizarre happenings are not real, and they might just be a prank.

Reel Evil is an American found footage (fake documentary) horror movie that Danny Draven (Ghost Month (2009), Deathbed (2002), Hell Asylum (2002), Dark Walker (2003)) directed. I gave this movie a two because of an effort to build the suspense slowly throughout the scenes which gave me hope that something big was about to come, but that never happened. The movie also receives a two because the three lead actors did a fabulous job with their roles. Reel Evil was a little predictable where the supporting cast did a terrible job with their roles. Every other aspect of this movie was terrible including the makeup, cinematography, screenplay, director, editing department, etc.

  • Reel Evil Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 2
  • Overall Score: 2.98
  • IMDB: 3.5

About Reel Evil 2012

Title: Reel Evil
Year: 2012
Runtime: 78 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Reviewer: Score: 1 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 1.49/5 stars from 568 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 568 MPAA Rating: R
Reel Evil Cast Starring: Jamie Bernadette, [email protected], Jim Tavaré, Jim Tavaré, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, Kyle Morris, Kate Bowen, Kaiwi Lyman, Michael Sonye, Christian Edsall, Jessica Morris, Kimberly Jürgen, Tessa Lane, Spencer John Olson, Kimberly Jürgen, Galen Howard, Marc Chicoine, Sandra Hinojosa, Jeff Adler, Adrianna Adams, Michael Cline, Lino Dumont
Reel Evil Writers: Shane Bitterling, Danny Draven
Reel Evil Director: Danny Draven
Production: Full Moon Entertainment
Language: English
Country: USA