Copley: An American Fairytale 2008 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
For a low-budget independent film direct to DVD, this is a well-made DVD with the standard DVD menus complete with spooky music, etc. However, the film encoded on it leaves much to be desired. SPOILERS….
Overall, it was a quality production given the budget. If you’ve seen The Sixth Sense or The Others, the ultimate plot twist is no surprise. It was about 30 minutes into it (almost half-way through) that I realized that this film did not seem to be going anywhere (kinda like the miniseries Shogun) as the scenes really seemed to be stalling the action and the music was often overly dramatic. So, I was really hoping that a good twist was coming. I was let down.
Maybe I’m being thick, but I think the film fails to explain a few things. For example, what happened to the killer? In one scene, the old lady says she isn’t selling; and in the next she’s apparently decided to sell. What changed her mind? If the killer had control of the estate after the death of the old couple, why did he allow the sale to proceed if he really did not want to sell? So, what was the killer’s M.O. after all? Real estate is probably just too complicated to be included or explained in such relatively simple and short feature films.