DVD Review – Consumption (2016)

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Consumption – 18 released from the incredible Left films who brought the delightfully chilling Classroom 6 and the Irish blood bathDevil’s Woods. Consumption will be released on UK DVD on October 10th 2016.

Four friends head up to the mountains for a getaway weekend. But secrets become revealed and blood will shed as this fun vacation with friends becomes a nightmare.

Going into this film I really didn’t know what to expect, but having seen a few Left Films releases I knew I would be bound to like it. And that I did!

Consumption  is very indie in quality but I like that in my horror films. I found that added something to it. I will say that the acting was average at best but again I really enjoy and respect the filmmakers who make these kinds of films as I know one day as I want to be a filmmaker that might be my film.

In saying that despite the questionable acting I felt the film done a superb job of just being down right damn creepy!

I think the setting was, for me anyway, a complete bonus any film set in this now is for sure one to enjoy. I always find that horror films set in the snow or at winter are always creepier for some reason. I think it’s the thought of seeing blood in the snow really takes the festive fun out of the season haha.

Again I shall repeat the acting wasn’t great but as the film went on I really started to not care I thought, again as I said, that it added something to the film and really made it fun. The film took a really dark turn that I didn’t see coming. It went in a completely different direction from what I ever thought it would.

I was assuming that this would be another indie slasher cabin in the woods film, which To be honest I wouldn’t mind as I like those types of films. However, it took a very different turn, one that I actually will not talk about as I think it would be too much of a spoiler so I shall let you all watch it and find out for yourself.

I liked this film way more than I thought I would but it was not the best film I have ever seen. Overall I liked it and would recommend it It’s scary enough I think to add to the films to watch on Halloween!!

★★★1/2| Ross Wilcock

Horror | USA, 2016 | 18 |Left Films | 10th October 2016 (UK) |Dir.Brandon Scullion | Arielle Brachfeld, Maria Olsen, David Lautman | Buy:Consumption [DVD]