Sea of Dust 2010 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
I saw this film at the Rhode Island Film Festival, and was quite impressed. Independent horror movies are like a box of chocolates - you never know what you’re going to get. They can run the gamut from brilliant to deplorable, to everything in between. From the opening credits, “Sea of Dust” is a breathe of fresh air - beautiful cinematography, impeccable period piece costuming and set decoration, intense action, great performances by the actors, and enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. There are some timely political undertones that run throughout the film, but rather than being distracting, I found it quite intelligent and insightful.
The acting and direction is top notch, and the film has a decidedly artsy/David Lynch feel without being too weird or losing the intention of a horror film - which is to provoke, scare, shock, entertain, and sometimes even enlighten. This movie delivers on all fronts.
I’m a horror fan, so my view might be slightly biased, but I attended the screening with a friend who is not at all a fan of the genre. He told me he was kind of dreading “another predictable horror flick”, but when we walked out of the theatre, he couldn’t stop talking about how creative and fun the film was, and that it was refreshing that it wasn’t a mindless slasher film.
I definitely recommend checking this movie out, either in the theatre, or on DVD.