'The Void' wasn't clear with its thought

Reviewed by Depressed Satan
MoreHorror.com

A police officer Carter (Aaron Poole) discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a local hospital with a bare-bones, night shift staff. As the night proceeds, 'Illuminati' type figures surround the building, the patients and staff inside start to turn ravenously insane.

A Perfectly written screenplay that will keep you hooked throughout! But, The Void is an example to all of those filmmakers who say "Let's fix it in the post production" and want to only use CGI blood instead of actual syrup mixed with whatever.

The characters and the plot that are cooked up for the movie are half-baked, and the actors, while not necessarily bad, are not given enough to rise up to a challenge of doing something more than what their half explained dimensional characters require them to do. The perfect example is the small town cop and a few locals which includes the cop's pregnant wife, who we don't find out is so until later on are trapped in a hospital as strange.

This is a story where people keep acting mean and obnoxious to one another because of the danger outside the hospital where they all are trapped. Still, the movie is not directed with a distinguishing vision that would set it as something unique. I don't think the writers/directors did a good job selling us on what the mythology is supposed to be. There's a lot of symbolism involving these triangles and shots of dark-ominous clouds rolling in the sky, and, obviously, there is some fantastical/outer-space/inter-dimensional things going on. I think most of us know, The Void was crowd-funded.

There's mind-control and there's sometimes scenes where this world of 'The Void' or what have you shows characters some of their dreams and tries to trick them with fulfilling their desires, and yet it's also not clear how they can do this and why it's only done to some of the characters. And moreover, if they could do mind-control, why doesn't the ultimate main Baddie get the pregnant woman to him sooner for what is ultimately an impregnation-incubus sort of plot?

Despite having a tight screenplay, here's what are few things made me confuse to the core; none of the plots are ever explained. Why was the first couple in the farm house being hunted by the two men? Why couldn't one of those men talk? He was silent the entire film and it never said why. They set the girl on fire? What did she ever do? The guy said he went there just to do some drugs so that made no sense. Why was the cop car moved away from the hospital by an extra 100 feet?

The cop chopped up his wife with an axe then it shows him in his same cop uniform while she changed clothes holding his hand in the end. Never shown what happened to the Doctor once he entered the void. Why did anyone else need to go into the basement besides the cop looking for his wife? The Asian girl who stayed up top was the only smart one in the whole film.

The Void was written and directed by Steven Konstanski, Jeremy Gillespie.


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