Reel Evil (2012) Movie Review

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2012 | Horror
78 minutes /

User Score: 62/100

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Reel Evil Review


Struggling filmmakers - Kennedy, Cory and James - finally catch the break they were looking for when...

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.

About Reel Evil 2012

Title: Reel Evil
Original Title: Specters
Year: 2012
Runtime: 78 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 1 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.05/5 stars from 21 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 21
Starring: Jamie Bernadette, [email protected], Jim Tavaré, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, Kyle Morris, Kate Bowen, Kaiwi Lyman, Michael Cline, Lino Dumont, Michael Sonye, Christian Edsall, Jessica Morris, Kimberly Jürgen, Tessa Lane, Spencer John Olson, Galen Howard, Marc Chicoine, Sandra Hinojosa, Jeff Adler, Adrianna Adams
Writers: Shane Bitterling, Danny Draven
Director: Danny Draven