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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

THE HARVEST [2013]

After being absent for over a decade, director John McNaughton makes his return to film with the oddball dramatic horror film, The Harvest.
An overly protective (and batshit crazy) mother is put to the test when her terminally ill son befriends a new girl in town.
Samantha Morton is the star here, with her frightening performance that outshines the majority of the film.  The rest of the cast is fine but the writing isn't necessarily bad but it needs just a bit more sprucing up to make it memorable.  At first, it all felt like an overly sappy TV movie but slowly morphed into something far more sinister and twisted.  It's not a standard horror film but depending on what character you side with depends on what sort of horror it might be.
Sound interesting?  It is in a way...but somehow simultaneously falls pretty flat as well.

2½ scarecrows out of 5

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