Leviticus
 
 
 
Review Count: 70
Average Rating: 4.41 stars
Genre: Horror
Length: 12 minutes 19 seconds
 
Posted on: May 27, 2006
 
 
Film Description
If your debating whether or not to watch this movie, read the featured reviews first. There aren't any major spoilers, and it'll prove how scary this film truly is. Ignore Satans review, his is a joke, the real review can be found here::

"Originality - 9
Plot/Story - 8
Dialogue - 7
Editing - 10
"wow factor" - 9

Overall - 43 = 4*

Every so often you come across a movie that is so much of a shock to your system that you entirely forget about any flaws within the movie, after the first viewing I had to go back and watch it again to make sure that I wasn't infact imagining things, upon the second viewing i realised this movie really was as good as I thought it was, the only draw back with it was that I would have loved to have seen more of the movie, had more of a connection to the characters, also the dialogue was extremely low in comparison to the music which hampered the viewing, this should have been a 5* movie, it felt like one to me."

- QUOTE SATANSMUNCHKIN

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Ember finally finds the love of her life... They love each other, move in together and she's happy. When she starts seeing things that can't be explained, all the clues point to her lover.

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Jackiethepeapod as Ember
Postmodernchuck as Kevin
MichaelCristiano as Ember's Boss, The Repairman, and Ember's Mom
Random_libra187 as Subway announcer

Produced in part by WorldCriticProductions and special thanx to them for PR.

Music courtesy of www.newgrounds.com

Someone mentioned that they thought the plot was like the movie "What Lies Beneath". Personally, i have never seen the movie so i wouldn't know, but review the movie anyway. :)

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I want to thank everyone who made this get to the top, this couldn't have been done without you! Thank you for putting it #9 overall and #5 in horror!
 
Featured Reviews
- Satansmunchkin

Leviticus

The Idea: 6 - Wow, did you try to think of the most childish movie ever?! This promised Stephen King but it delivered Point Horror, your grasp on what a scary idea is is something akin to the governments grasp on what the youth of today finds important. That said you managed to make the best of a bad situation.

Originality: 2 - Quite frankly I have seen more original remakes, a horror movie about ghosts ... yikes never saw that one coming. To top it off you added the stereotypical "twist" and psycho manouver that had all the grace of a hippo ballet dancing and the subtlty of a large brick through a 13th century stain glass window. Perhaps when you have come up with an original way to scare people you can rest on your laurels, but this was quite honestly the most blatently plagerised pile of steaming crud that i have laid eyes on, but alas by the standards of TMO, which to be honest would mean a toddler stood a good chance of getting onto the charts and makes Charlton Heston look like a movie making god (no pun intended) I sadly have to give this above average for the originality factor, it pains me greatly to say this however and I would sooner eat my own fingers to stop this happeneing, but sadly i can't find my pen knife or my whisky...

Script: 0 - Is it possible to go one day without seeing a TMO movie that is so over the top and special effects orientated so as to completely remove any sembelance of a story from the script, I mean this was a reasonable attempt at a story, but the fact it could have been compressed into a 30 second infomertial inbetween a Durex and a Kleenex advert at midnight on one of those live chat phone in channels, probably the one with the big hairy russian woman who looks more liks she crawlled out of a cave after wrestlling a bear for a body and winning than was born naturally. If you are going to set the scene then for the love of all B movie horrors set it properly, man meet girl, yadayadayada, man is suddenly in love with girl and living with her after 3 months, all of this because he asked her for coffee?! I mean get real, life aint like that, it'd take the guy atleast 6 months to go through his house with a magnifying glass, U.V. lamp and some cleaning fluid to make sure there were no "surprises" for the prospective woman... The connection between the character and the viewer was something akin to that of a tea bag and it's knowledge of the east india comapany. If you're after a movie with some deep and meaningful message
or even one with the content of a Mr Men book then you're in the wrong place, but alas it does it's job when it comes to filling up space ...


Dialogue:-4 - To call it dialogue would be calling a neandertal man a genius ... There was something there, i'm sure of it there was definatley a buzzing noise all the way through the movie, but I really am at a loss as to what it was all about ... ... try making the voice overs a bit louder, my translator bat was straining to hear and then I had to replace it after a sudden loud noise caused its head to jar back so severely that it fell off rolled out the door and was picked up by next doors cat, which promptly spat it out because it had been sullied by this movie.

Language: 0 - Well when i finally got the translation off my bat, the way it read would have made Tolkein stir in his grave, get out of hit, and come bearing down on you with a hatchet shouting "never write again you ungratful little brat, you have sullied the English languish with your blatent disregard for any sense of content" ... At which point he'd be pushed out of the way by a blind leaper also claiming he could have done a better job, to say that the content was appauling would be an overstatement, but to say it was good would just be a lie, so all in all, it was reasonable to the degree of being very very average, mind you even average would try to run at the sight of this gargantuan pile of .

Music: -1 - Wait a minute, I got so lost in my search for that Venga Boys song that came out seven years ago that i totally forgot to listen out for the music in this movie, but hell going on the past marks i can only assume it was far too loud for the movie, in what must have been the editors last gasp attempt to disguise the uninspired voice acting, the resulting cacophony has was something remarkably like a cross between a Banshee and a lost soul tearing itself apart when offered an audience with Tony Blair.

Directing: 8 - I am of the firm belief that you went out to get some lunch, came back and the Janitor had made the movie, in your blind rage over how bad a job he had done you accidentally threw a pencil which lodged in the lead actors neck rendering him slightly dead, thus meaning the copy you had to use was made by a janitor with a wooden leg, and a sing song voice that no matter what it is saying is remembered as "16 men on the dead mans chest, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum" ... Thus due to the fact this is a work of the Janitor, I have to say, he did a good job, some what better than what you would have achieved had you been able to shoot the movie, mainly because his choice of scenes and actors put yours to shame, I mean seriously, Tom Hanks as a brain dead retarded Zombie?! Geez talk about type casting the man, just let him forget the movie about the shrimp and vietnam OK?!

Editing: 6 - "Special Effects maketh the man", well actually, NO they don't, a movie so effects laden it was the equivelent of dangleing your schlong out the car window just to prove how big it is, only to have a passing car of women pull out a magnifying glass and tell you someone really should look at that, because in-grown hairs can get infected. There is no doubt in my mind that when it comes to creating an atmosphere you have the biggest ... "talent" ... I have seen for a while, it is just a shame that much like "The Matrix 2 & 3" you forfeited the story in search of ever grander special effects.

Genre/Actor Fit: 7 - I was horrified, but mainly because I felt I was staring into the last dying breaths of my life, as my lungs decided they would stop working until the movie was over, thankfully, mercifully you ended it and my fears of imminent death by spontaneous asphyxiation were alleviated, that said it made watching this movie far more interesting and slightly more enjoyable having something to really be afraid of...

WOW/Yawn Factor: 6 - My love of this movie is equal to my love of a George Bush speech, you just know you are going to be laughing at everything that comes up, but then you realise that the man that just said "most of our imports come from abroad" is infact sitting on the largest nuclear arsenal the world has ever seen, at which point mild dread and a light sweat breaks out, as you really do hope that he doesn't get the big red button confused with his game of "Whack A Mole" which folds out of his desk to keep him occupied whilst Haliburton check the share price increase since he came into power.


Overall: 30 - 2* - well done, you are possibly the worst good movie maker i have ever come across, go home have a beer, and never ever come back, for the love of all thing TMO, we can do without this mediocre crap. You should be ashamed of yourself, boasting it was going to "scare" me, ha, pitiful attempts at scaring, the mear thought of your movie is enough to make me break out in a cold sweat but that is because of the same reason that chinese bamboo torture makes me break out in a cold sweat, I genuinely fear for my life, kind of like my eyes are going to leave my body, pick up my pen knife and start trying to sever my head from my body with the small saw attachment.

Posted on June 5, 2006
- 02PARSIM

Critics Center Review

Okay i have got to say that this review will most probably be useless in terms of going into much detail, i have watched your movie and decided for the viewers sake to not give away any plot details whatsoever, this movie must be watched without them knowing barely anything, much like i did when i first saw this movie. Well to put it bluntly this horror movie scared me, i have said in numerous horror reviews that they freaked me out. But there is a difference between being creeped out and being genuinely anxious about what is coming. I will go more in depth in a second though, there was one flaw to this movie which i too will mention a bit later on.

Right then back to the horrifcness of it all. Well the atmosphere was brilliant, as a lover and creator of horror movies on TMO i was really impressed by what you did. You burst out of the boundaries of the game and delivered a chilling movie. The musci score and quick cuts amiplified this. I will also confessed a jumped a few times, a first on TMO. The sound effects were also played upong greatly, i am believer that people are more scared by what they don't see, this is the reason why movies like Halloween and Alien are so damn freaky. The same can be said with this movie, sure you don't see all too much, but by god the sounds and atmosphere make you scared. The VO's were also pitch perfect, but the one that stood out most was Postmodernchuck. You mentioned earlier on his voice was creepy, well he's terrific in this movie, genuinely creepy.

Okay then the bad point i mentioned, well actually its pretty mniscule, basically i just fealt the movie was all that original. It has been done before plotwise. That's my moan, sure its been done before but you have crafted something scary out of it, and that in itself is an achievement.

Overall one of the best if not the very best horror i have ever seen on TMO. Very well done.

Posted on May 28, 2006
- Ninette1

This truely is a horror classic. The timing and storytelling here is top notch. I think you have an innate talent for screen writing. I was a little shaken after watching the movie and believe me that never happens, until now that is. Great idea, great story and all around fabulous movie. You are a talented young man. Keep up the good work and hope you let us know when your Studio releases new movies as I am now a fan. Bookmarked.

~

Posted on May 28, 2006
- KeViNp

Oh boy where to start.

Editing for thsi movie could have been better but the effects and music were great. You used a wide variety of characters which is good. The plot was probobly the best. I've never seen a movie end this way before nor have I seen a movie with a plot as such. But it was a nice twist at the end and it got me to jump!

Posted on May 27, 2006
- postmodernchuck

This movie made me realize something. Everytime I say "All right" in my VO work, I say it like, "Aaaaaaall right." I must have watched Ace Ventura too much as a kid.

Anyway.

This movie uses light, special effects, and sound design to its advantage, utilizing the essentials of movie-making to the nth degree in order to propel the narrative and actually cause a chain reaction of jerkings-jumpings-screamings-etc. Yes, you pushed the game to the limits, making this actually, well, horrifying. I jumped. What the story lacks in originality, it makes up in effectiveness. So great job. The dream sequences were also a joy to watch.

There are, however, some minor glitches tossed about in there. The editing gets a little crazy at times and you could have probably done with some more background music and transitional shots.

For some reason, I also found Ember's mother an enjoyably hilarious character! I loved the part where she talks about having hallucinations all the time. Pffft! :)

Posted on May 27, 2006
- Gabriel_James

Ok I have only One Word. WOW!!! I am probally one of the hardest critics when it comes to horror. I have a love for this type of movie. So here it gose. I have rarelly come across a movie here that has the shock value that you had in this. I jumped out of my seat even when I knew it was time for the shock. Wow that is incrediable. I have watched this story before, lets face it, its a pain to come up with a new idea when you do horror. Most have already been done, but you have taken this story and though great use of cammar shot and good use of....Man ok I can ramble on the bottum line is this. This Film is sure to make no. 1 on the horror chart and I hope to see it climb high in the overall charts as well. Great HORROR isnt made it takes on a life of it own and yours surelly has done that.

Posted on May 27, 2006
- Idoj_Ollipop

A great film, five stars all the way. The film gave me goose bumps and i screamed twice! The editing could have been a bit better, but overall a horror movie at its best :)

Posted on May 27, 2006
- MC-Screwdriver

Jeez that was awsome, i actually jumped for the first time watching a movie on TMO. Your VO's were wonderful, the story was great. So i had no choice 5 stars!

Posted on May 27, 2006
 
Reviews
- Neo_Nille

Editing: 3/5 it was good but could be alot better
Plot: 5/5 good story, love it
Music: 2/5 A little more scary music would not hurt
Overall: 10/15

Posted on March 26, 2007
- TNspieler

Sehr Gut! The plot had just enough depth although it's not my favorite plot in the world. For what it was I liked it and the VO's.

Posted on July 11, 2006
- admultosanos

Wow a genuinely scary movie! Intriguing plot line, solid voice acting and a couple of extraordinarily tense moments. The only flaw is the frankly clumsy editing which does wreck a few moments, in an otherwise perfect horror movie. Good one.

Posted on June 29, 2006
- tomthechipmunk

How smart is it:9/10: Well written if a little unoriginal, overall though this was a brilliant script with very good charactization.

What kind of squeak does it make?:8/10: The sound was spot on with the music and the hearbeats (i assume thats what they were!) And the VOs were pretty good if a little unemotional at times. Thats just being extreremely picky tho!

How well groomed was it?:9/10: The editting was very well done! With the sudden faces appering and things! One small point the train was moving still after they pulled into the station, don't know if yoy can change this but'll assume you can't so i won't knock marks off.

The Acorn Factor: 5/10: I was a bit disapointed with this, after being claimed it would scare the socks off me it didn't really give me more than a start. This is still a very good movie just it didn't give me the scare i was hopeing for... It might be this sought of horror doesn't scare me i don't know but i just didn't.

Would i mate with this?: 31/40 Very high 4 stars. Appreciated horror movies are hard to do on this game with the selection of scenes you have, but im afraid this just didn't make it through lack of scaryness. You shouldn't be dissapointed tho. This was an extremely well put together film with a good and imaginitive script. Keep up the good work as yoyu definately have talent for this.

Posted on June 10, 2006
- Monkeybt93

No idea what the plot was.

Posted on June 9, 2006
- Ecrite

Indeed a horror movie. And that is not good in this case.
The story was so simple. After a minute i knew what the story would be.
The film was also miles to slow, whitout telling a thing. And on the end when it finally became nice the edeting was ways off.
Really there was barly anithing good about it.

Posted on June 9, 2006
- ashz22

originality 10/10
plot/storyline 9/10
plot holes 0/-10
vo's/subtitles 10/10
extra's/mods 6/10

total= 35points
Rock"n"movie

Posted on June 6, 2006
- Satansmunchkin

Leviticus

The Idea: 6 - Wow, did you try to think of the most childish movie ever?! This promised Stephen King but it delivered Point Horror, your grasp on what a scary idea is is something akin to the governments grasp on what the youth of today finds important. That said you managed to make the best of a bad situation.

Originality: 2 - Quite frankly I have seen more original remakes, a horror movie about ghosts ... yikes never saw that one coming. To top it off you added the stereotypical "twist" and psycho manouver that had all the grace of a hippo ballet dancing and the subtlty of a large brick through a 13th century stain glass window. Perhaps when you have come up with an original way to scare people you can rest on your laurels, but this was quite honestly the most blatently plagerised pile of steaming crud that i have laid eyes on, but alas by the standards of TMO, which to be honest would mean a toddler stood a good chance of getting onto the charts and makes Charlton Heston look like a movie making god (no pun intended) I sadly have to give this above average for the originality factor, it pains me greatly to say this however and I would sooner eat my own fingers to stop this happeneing, but sadly i can't find my pen knife or my whisky...

Script: 0 - Is it possible to go one day without seeing a TMO movie that is so over the top and special effects orientated so as to completely remove any sembelance of a story from the script, I mean this was a reasonable attempt at a story, but the fact it could have been compressed into a 30 second infomertial inbetween a Durex and a Kleenex advert at midnight on one of those live chat phone in channels, probably the one with the big hairy russian woman who looks more liks she crawlled out of a cave after wrestlling a bear for a body and winning than was born naturally. If you are going to set the scene then for the love of all B movie horrors set it properly, man meet girl, yadayadayada, man is suddenly in love with girl and living with her after 3 months, all of this because he asked her for coffee?! I mean get real, life aint like that, it'd take the guy atleast 6 months to go through his house with a magnifying glass, U.V. lamp and some cleaning fluid to make sure there were no "surprises" for the prospective woman... The connection between the character and the viewer was something akin to that of a tea bag and it's knowledge of the east india comapany. If you're after a movie with some deep and meaningful message
or even one with the content of a Mr Men book then you're in the wrong place, but alas it does it's job when it comes to filling up space ...


Dialogue:-4 - To call it dialogue would be calling a neandertal man a genius ... There was something there, i'm sure of it there was definatley a buzzing noise all the way through the movie, but I really am at a loss as to what it was all about ... ... try making the voice overs a bit louder, my translator bat was straining to hear and then I had to replace it after a sudden loud noise caused its head to jar back so severely that it fell off rolled out the door and was picked up by next doors cat, which promptly spat it out because it had been sullied by this movie.

Language: 0 - Well when i finally got the translation off my bat, the way it read would have made Tolkein stir in his grave, get out of hit, and come bearing down on you with a hatchet shouting "never write again you ungratful little brat, you have sullied the English languish with your blatent disregard for any sense of content" ... At which point he'd be pushed out of the way by a blind leaper also claiming he could have done a better job, to say that the content was appauling would be an overstatement, but to say it was good would just be a lie, so all in all, it was reasonable to the degree of being very very average, mind you even average would try to run at the sight of this gargantuan pile of .

Music: -1 - Wait a minute, I got so lost in my search for that Venga Boys song that came out seven years ago that i totally forgot to listen out for the music in this movie, but hell going on the past marks i can only assume it was far too loud for the movie, in what must have been the editors last gasp attempt to disguise the uninspired voice acting, the resulting cacophony has was something remarkably like a cross between a Banshee and a lost soul tearing itself apart when offered an audience with Tony Blair.

Directing: 8 - I am of the firm belief that you went out to get some lunch, came back and the Janitor had made the movie, in your blind rage over how bad a job he had done you accidentally threw a pencil which lodged in the lead actors neck rendering him slightly dead, thus meaning the copy you had to use was made by a janitor with a wooden leg, and a sing song voice that no matter what it is saying is remembered as "16 men on the dead mans chest, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum" ... Thus due to the fact this is a work of the Janitor, I have to say, he did a good job, some what better than what you would have achieved had you been able to shoot the movie, mainly because his choice of scenes and actors put yours to shame, I mean seriously, Tom Hanks as a brain dead retarded Zombie?! Geez talk about type casting the man, just let him forget the movie about the shrimp and vietnam OK?!

Editing: 6 - "Special Effects maketh the man", well actually, NO they don't, a movie so effects laden it was the equivelent of dangleing your schlong out the car window just to prove how big it is, only to have a passing car of women pull out a magnifying glass and tell you someone really should look at that, because in-grown hairs can get infected. There is no doubt in my mind that when it comes to creating an atmosphere you have the biggest ... "talent" ... I have seen for a while, it is just a shame that much like "The Matrix 2 & 3" you forfeited the story in search of ever grander special effects.

Genre/Actor Fit: 7 - I was horrified, but mainly because I felt I was staring into the last dying breaths of my life, as my lungs decided they would stop working until the movie was over, thankfully, mercifully you ended it and my fears of imminent death by spontaneous asphyxiation were alleviated, that said it made watching this movie far more interesting and slightly more enjoyable having something to really be afraid of...

WOW/Yawn Factor: 6 - My love of this movie is equal to my love of a George Bush speech, you just know you are going to be laughing at everything that comes up, but then you realise that the man that just said "most of our imports come from abroad" is infact sitting on the largest nuclear arsenal the world has ever seen, at which point mild dread and a light sweat breaks out, as you really do hope that he doesn't get the big red button confused with his game of "Whack A Mole" which folds out of his desk to keep him occupied whilst Haliburton check the share price increase since he came into power.


Overall: 30 - 2* - well done, you are possibly the worst good movie maker i have ever come across, go home have a beer, and never ever come back, for the love of all thing TMO, we can do without this mediocre crap. You should be ashamed of yourself, boasting it was going to "scare" me, ha, pitiful attempts at scaring, the mear thought of your movie is enough to make me break out in a cold sweat but that is because of the same reason that chinese bamboo torture makes me break out in a cold sweat, I genuinely fear for my life, kind of like my eyes are going to leave my body, pick up my pen knife and start trying to sever my head from my body with the small saw attachment.

Posted on June 5, 2006
- 1956

Wow this is one of the only movies on TMO that scared me. The plot was great and the heartbeat sound really helped make it scary.

Posted on June 5, 2006
- JustinMoore

It was very good. The effects and music were excellent. My only complaint would be that the VO's were just the tiniest bit too soft. Although the one sound that heralded the arrival of the dead on screen, was a little hard on the ears. (Or it could have been my sound turned up due to soft VO's.) Anyways, if the elderly couple returned what's stopping Kevin? Overall: Very Creepy Film!

Posted on June 4, 2006
- EvilLateNightTv

~A My Dog Ate Your Movie review~

M: I like this story, it had a good feel to it. Almost like some classic psycological horror. I liked the ending, nice little twist. 20/20
A: The song was a good fit. The little sound effects outside the bedroom door are great. 10/10
D: The Vos are great. They weren't all the same volume though, but that didn't mess anything up. The dialogue was good, there was a couple lines that didn't seem to fit, one in particular was the line about getting utensils. To me part of bringing a meal in bed is bringing a fork or something. 18/20
D: Small things popped up here ands there. After the subway stopped the close-up shots had a moving background. They were wearing the same clothes three months later, and she was wearing the same clothes to work. Some of the VOs sounded like they were cut short. There were good cut scenes and transitions. 15/20
O: Very original. 20/20
G: This movie deffinately stuck with the horror feel. The whole mood had an eerie feel to it, great job. 10/10


93 points = 5 Stars

Great job. I really like this movie. Keep up the good work.

Posted on June 4, 2006
- tasmania11

great movie.the story is well done.I did like the sound and editing but they were some minor glitch....but hey...I m no fussy.....because I am sure there is more behind this movie in your head and the game as is limits.well done !
watch on my thread online if you get chosse as the BEST!

Posted on June 3, 2006
- M_Terry

The plot was awesome. The music fit in really well. The effects were also really well done. Overall it was awesome, and gets its well deserved 5 stars.

Posted on June 3, 2006
- SeanySpeilberg

Well where do I begin...I guess the first word is "FANTASTIC!".
Now I've been bored with alot of the horror movies on TMO for quite a while now and thought maybe no one can create a good horror movie. This proved me wrong!

One of the great things about this movie, is that it can creep you out like it did with me. Most of the horror movies on TMO now are just...hmm well put it this way, no plot just hack slash and gore and the directors that make those movies think there scary but there not!

What I also liked about this movie was the atmosphere of it. I don't know how to explain how good it is...because it is too good too explain. I'm highly reccomend this movie. It is creepy and entertaining with a great ending!

A well earned 5 star Michael! (But viewers be warned, the old lady voice is the scarist part of the movie :P)

Posted on June 3, 2006
- tomacres

Mission: Radio official review:
tomacres!

[not-so-nice-word!] that was scary! Good job I watched it when it wasn't dark!

Story/Plot: Very, very creppy. That was an extremeley scary story and the characters were all very beleivable. I really liked the plot no matter how much it scared the life out of me!-10/10

Dialogue: The voice acting for the most part was extremeley good. Postmodernchuck's performance was good, as was Jackiethepeapod's. But you stole the show as the old mother, her voice was hilarious!.-9/10

Editing/Effects: Very well edited which really helped build tension and helped the fear factor go right up!-10/10

Music: Excellent custom music!.-10/10

Genre Fit & WOW Factor: The movie was fantastic in creating a great horror atmosphere and I really enjoyed it. The editing and story give this a decent WOW factor as well but nothing much.-8/10

Overall: A fantastic horror flick, certainly worth a look.

SCORE: 47/50: 5 STARS

Posted on June 3, 2006
- alfric

a fine creepy movie...
well thought out and a good conclusion...
a few costume and editing glitches,but nothing to take too much away from your story...
nice vo allround..
i liked it...

Posted on June 2, 2006
- EthanRunt

Mission: Radio official review.
EthanRunt!

The film is a brilliant view into life of two people, and with twists and turns, murder. But what really helps this is the believability of the piece, the characters play it so subtley, some brilliant voice acting, and the jumps that would scare on the big screen almost do here to, which helps. Great set up and editing mean it's not the same old tired plot redone and played differently. The one thing i still can't get is the point of the book, if you had extracts of the book as backdrops and read out every so often that turn out also to be the psyche of Kevin this would be unbelievably the best thing ever made on TMO, but apart from that shortcoming this movie is fantastic. The music cues are brilliant, the creepy dream sequences are breathtaking and the simple tasks appear almost irregular, but then again this is a film where murder is the basic plot, and that is pretty irregular itself. Fantastic.

Posted on June 2, 2006
- DevilsRejectsRocks

good movie. it figured out right away what was going on.

Posted on June 2, 2006
- murpheykid

This movie seemed a whole lot like "What Lies Beneath." I guess what was going on right when the dream occured. There were definatly some editing bugs especially with the subway.

Posted on June 1, 2006
- KingFatJ

A great story! With a little better editing, key lighting in some scenes, a splash of background music in places, and more refined VO (an Englishman should have an English accent, even if poorly done, ya dig?) this would have been an excellent horror instead of just average. There were a few lapses or shortcuts in telling the plot that lost some of the momentum that had been built. I'd like to see more of yer studio's work, to see if it improves as I think there's great potential for 5 star flicks!

Posted on June 1, 2006
- decadentpictures

Quite a nice effort. You must be very good with Star Maker. These people looked really nice. VOs were great too.

I think that editing could have been tighter, and that the whole movie could have been reduced to two third of its current length without loosing anything with an effort to package the material more efficiently.

Sometimes the dialogue and the action on the scene did not really match. Some transitions between scenes were a bit jumpy. Also, when you show people�??s close ups one after the other, you want to make sure it does not look like a personality change. (Change the background.)

Story-wise, I had some questions: who is the person at the office the girl keeps going to in order to complain about her electricity?; why does a grown up girl living with a boy friend need her mother because the electricity is off?; what is the note that she was reading about Kevin being a murderer? (I now guess that was from these ghosts, but when I was watching the movie, the presence of the note felt completely bizarre.); and why would she trust such a random note?

It shows that you put time and efforts to build an elaborate story. It had a well-conceived beginning, the middle, and the end. The story was quite coherent. It had some nice scene selections as well. Good job!

Kate Lee from Decadebt Pictures

Posted on May 31, 2006
- sylanderstudios06

wicked movie yet again your a top director and deserve more credit

Posted on May 31, 2006
- Mildheadwound

Sudden, sharp shocks of fear bisect this psychic horror. The plot was a little more involved then we like to delve, but it definitely helped build the climax. The acting was just excellent, especially the sense of growing suspicion, fear and eventual realization of the perpatrator, on the part of Ember. The minor continuity errors were far from beyond forgiveness, but the scary scenes, on the otherhand . . .

Posted on May 30, 2006
- CronicClapper

This was a good story. But the problems along the way made me take it down a notch. With such a great story the small things effect it major. The lights on and off in scene, the jumping around of scenes. I mean ember was on the roof for about 3 seconds. The whole undies problem stuck right out to me. And what was in the box she wasn't supposed to open. Was it mememtos of the two people. Again like another reviewer said how could the police know about him but not do anything. I've been arrested many times and they know were your at most of the time. Hard to hide unless you live homeless.

Overall this was enjoyable with all the small things wrong. The VOs were spectaular. Nothing short of some of the best emotion I've heard in a voice on TMO. This was almost enough to earn you the five stars. The music selection was very good. I can't say more about the story. A very well thought out plot. Like always you've directed something really well. Setting the atmosphere really well.

With a few problems but still a really really great flick.

Posted on May 30, 2006
- JD573

It takes a lot to creep me out but you've done it.

Posted on May 30, 2006
- bkinsman

A Absolutely brilliant movie i really enjoyed it i got the sense that the spirits were trying to warn her of his doings. But obviously scared her. I have to say again that i really enjoyed and i hope you make more.

Posted on May 30, 2006
- Greenglades

A chance meeting on the train leads Ember to find the love of her life, and her life is changed forever.

Critical areas:
Plot/Storyline: Good plot, with a well written storyline. A good solid horror story where there is fair character development. The story is written in detail to take us through the daily events and strange happenings.

Editing: Good: Indie type cinematic style used to film this horror. Facial close-ups, focusing on images, concentrating on the daily life of Ember. Good use of scene cuts and switches to produce the nightmare effects and waking nightmare effects. Very good scene choices to create this tale.
Bad: Flashing light problem - There were times when a scene would have light in it and then not (and not times when the power was out and restored), in the office for instance it started out dark then got light all of a sudden. This happened a few times throughout the film. Ember must have been real scared to travel to Kevin's job in her underwear. Costumes - characters needed to change outfits a little more.
Sound: Music choices were very good. Nice use of sound effects. Good VO's although some were low.

Pacing: I know the vehicle you choose to build the suspense and the drama (going through the daily mundane occurrences interspersed with the occasional weird event mixed in with Ember's "visions"). But the suspense didn't build during these periods. I felt like the movie was drawn out and I found myself waiting for the story to move along at some parts. When the story picks up again it is great. You got a "full" movie into your horror, but I think it suffered in pacing by going through too many days.

Overall: A very good, thought out horror. That will keep the suspense and guessing going on until the final sequences. MC truly possesses the skills of a great director and has his own flair for cinematography. For me the suspense ride was hurt because I felt I was in "suspended animation" for a bit too long.

Posted on May 30, 2006
- Ubermonkey1

Cool

Posted on May 29, 2006
- BEDGE

NOT TOO SCARY, IF U WERE A MODDER IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SCARIER

Posted on May 29, 2006
- caz-man

What a brilliant movie, i dont know how it could get less than 5 stars. There was a typical pshycopathic husband/boyfriend and absolutly terrific VO'S. nice work, i might watch some of your other movies aswell, im nt usualy a big fan of long movies.
Try and watch mine please: http://movies.lionhead.com/studio/caz-man
BTW: This is my longest review lol.

Posted on May 29, 2006
- Bezzer36

Horror seems to be the genre of choice right now on TMO and the calibre seems to be getting better and better.
This is another mini classic...great story, excellent VOs and awesome atmosphere.

A few minor glitches here and there, mainly audio problems.
The VO for Ember's mother was more comical than 'old lady' too.

But these little niggles don't really affect the overall movie too much and all in all, this is a great little horror tale.

Posted on May 29, 2006
- MoonshadowRogue

Mildly spooky... Not bad but minor details have great effects :-

Upside:
* Plot is overall ok
* Music is fine
* VOs are very very good. Ember is especially good

Downside:
* God is in the little details: Ember ran to Kevin's office in her drawers? And then when she came back she was fully dressed again?
* Minor disjointment felt when Ember first tries to "take a breath of fresh air" in the kitchen then both her and Kevin are upstairs again...
* Look, It may sound pedantic but please, are you expecting me to believe that the police had the killer traced for months and still didn't do anything until he actually attacked Ember? Where were they when he first cut the lights?
* There's ansolutely no explanantion about the visions of the old couple...

Summary: Well... You guranteed that I'll scream... I didn't even yelp. It's a good movie... but I hope your next one will be better :-)

A thumb up

Posted on May 29, 2006
- deenswe2003

Story: 4/5
Direction: 4/5
Sound: 4/5
Presentation: 5/5
It Factor: 5/5

Average: 4.4 = 4 stars

WOW! This was in deed a very scary movie. Some editing glitches just barely keep this from being a 5 star movie though but still...sheesh i'll probably have to drink myself to sleep tonight after watching that.

Posted on May 29, 2006
- Black99Phantom

oh, my, freaken, god. that was so freaky! dude. that heart beating sound effect was pretty much a perfect imitation of my heart throughout the whole movie.

Posted on May 29, 2006
- RushFan

The other reviews pretty much cover it all. :)

Posted on May 28, 2006
- reafreak29

well MichaelCristiano im sorry but this movie did not scare me at all you had a great storyline and all but there was just so many thing's that really bothered me like the heartbeating you used that way too many times my friend and alot of the scenes where just full of glitches. Over all it was a OK movie but next time try and work on the editing a bit more oh 1 more thing the voice overs where outstanding i think thats mostly the reason my i didnt give this movie lower then a 4 star.. Great Job

Posted on May 28, 2006
- jackalbane

I liked it. And, I will say, the first two scare moments really came at me and made me double-take, but after that it got a little repetitive. You had a good atmosphere and the characters were done very well, keeping the uneasy going, but I think the actual storytelling could have been better. The story and plot itself was very well written. Really jarred me from beginning to end, it did. But I think that nearing the end the editing started to get jumpy in places and it disorients you, but not in the way I wish it would have. So you have a great horror film here, but I don't think the final product is as perfect as it could have been.

Posted on May 28, 2006
- princeinexile

I can't say it actually scared me. The story was very good and the editing was well done. Great voice over work and it had a very good atmosphere..
All in all good job.

Posted on May 28, 2006
- benstudios1991

This movie starts out with some well-scripted dialogue, getting the viewer immersed into the story. It proceeds to get creepier and creepier as the movie goes on, throwing the viewer off then luring you into a sense of security. It all builds up to a great twist at the end.
My ownly beef is that the middle was a bit too drawn out, it could've been shorter. But that's not enough to spoiler this great 5-star movie.

Posted on May 28, 2006
- SaveMe131

I am a huge fan of horror and this film had it all. Jumps, Twists and an excellent plot to top it off. I loved it! This film did have some flaws (like volume and etc.) but coming from a real life horror director, i can tell you this movie better get to the top or i'm suing.

Good job, an amazing film!

Posted on May 28, 2006
- DNR

Very Good Story and VO work...The only problem I had where the costumes..they where always in the same costume..You had her goto his job in underwear..It's the little details that kept me from giving this a 5...But Defianatly a great horror

Posted on May 28, 2006
- Killaway

good storyline but alot of errors
keep it up though

Posted on May 28, 2006
- Timo666

A superb horror movie with a great story and - even more important - a really scary atmosphere. One of the rare horror movies here on TMO that got it, yours is one of them!

Posted on May 28, 2006
- Melghoul1

great movie i really enjoyed the plot.

Posted on May 28, 2006
- Sbhedges

Wow how good was that Micheal !! You make me jump so much, Great sound effects used also loved that theme track at the beginning, It definately did freak me out, Theres just one thing that confused me, I'm confused why she jumped from a house to an office ?? Maybe add in a subtitle in there, Overall I loved it

Posted on May 28, 2006
- 02PARSIM

Critics Center Review

Okay i have got to say that this review will most probably be useless in terms of going into much detail, i have watched your movie and decided for the viewers sake to not give away any plot details whatsoever, this movie must be watched without them knowing barely anything, much like i did when i first saw this movie. Well to put it bluntly this horror movie scared me, i have said in numerous horror reviews that they freaked me out. But there is a difference between being creeped out and being genuinely anxious about what is coming. I will go more in depth in a second though, there was one flaw to this movie which i too will mention a bit later on.

Right then back to the horrifcness of it all. Well the atmosphere was brilliant, as a lover and creator of horror movies on TMO i was really impressed by what you did. You burst out of the boundaries of the game and delivered a chilling movie. The musci score and quick cuts amiplified this. I will also confessed a jumped a few times, a first on TMO. The sound effects were also played upong greatly, i am believer that people are more scared by what they don't see, this is the reason why movies like Halloween and Alien are so damn freaky. The same can be said with this movie, sure you don't see all too much, but by god the sounds and atmosphere make you scared. The VO's were also pitch perfect, but the one that stood out most was Postmodernchuck. You mentioned earlier on his voice was creepy, well he's terrific in this movie, genuinely creepy.

Okay then the bad point i mentioned, well actually its pretty mniscule, basically i just fealt the movie was all that original. It has been done before plotwise. That's my moan, sure its been done before but you have crafted something scary out of it, and that in itself is an achievement.

Overall one of the best if not the very best horror i have ever seen on TMO. Very well done.

Posted on May 28, 2006
- kos78

A woman tries to put the pieces together as she is starting a new relationship.

The story was well-told, if a little predictable. The characters were portrayed well, and the voice actors all did a good job. That said, I have to admit that I didn't find the plot or the characters to be really engaging -- they were good, but I just never really connected.

The male lead VO's were a little loud (peaking out on the top), and the female lead a little soft. Also the music suddenly cut out at the start of the first conversation and didn't come back until the last scene. The lack of music was a real atmosphere killer, though I realize that this was probably due to a bug and not your fault. But still it made it hard to get into it.

The editing overall was passable, but nothing really exceptional and several areas for improvement. For example, in the conversation with the repairman putting the repairman and the male lead in the same location. Did she really run all the way to his office in her underwear? The subway stopped vs. stationary, and things like jumping from upstairs to downstairs inside the house.

Good use of sound effects for the dream sequences. In fact, good use of the dream sequences altogether. Try experimenting with different camera shots, such as for the old man and the old woman both had the same close up on their face (twice, in fact). Good use of lighting and fog effects.

Overall, I thought this was a solid horror movie. All the best for the future.

Posted on May 28, 2006
- a2k13

well thats a good story

Posted on May 28, 2006
- Ninette1

This truely is a horror classic. The timing and storytelling here is top notch. I think you have an innate talent for screen writing. I was a little shaken after watching the movie and believe me that never happens, until now that is. Great idea, great story and all around fabulous movie. You are a talented young man. Keep up the good work and hope you let us know when your Studio releases new movies as I am now a fan. Bookmarked.

~

Posted on May 28, 2006
- ubernewbie

First up, horror movies don't scare me. So that being said:

VO/subbies: 9/10: Voices were pretty good. Jackie does some great voice overs.

Flow: 9/10: the story had a lot of smoothness to it, and seemed quite real.

Set Dressing: 5/10: Not any as far as i could tell, nice use of lighting.

Editing: 6/10: A couple of glitches. When the subway stopped at her stop, the background was still going. The repairman's hair changed halfway through a scene then back again. And the convseration between the man and the repairguy could have been alot better.

WOW factor: 6/10: nice story, but i would not watch it a third time.

Score: 35/50 = 3.5/5 = 4 stars (Rounding up at my perogative)Good movie

Posted on May 28, 2006
- VandrendeOrn

brilliant movie, the voice overs were great and the story as well. also it was pretty scary

Posted on May 28, 2006
- AxeCinema

i wish i didnt have to but i do.
this movie relied on the shock value, that isn't what horrors need. the buildup came, but did it so slowly it sorta seemed like it just floated in, stayed, left. Jackie's VOs needed to be loudened a bit at the start, and PMC's were outstanding. overall it was OK

Posted on May 28, 2006
- terakitty

I really wish I could give 4 1/4 stars. Everything about this film hit the mark with the exception of one or two things involving the dialogue track. Sound effects and costuming were put to great effect. I definitely developed sympathy for your main character. Your plot was entertaining and the ending unguessable.

Although I'm relatively new to TMO, I've been writing stories for many years and have spent this past week in a crash course on sound editing. :) Take anything that you can use from my feedback/advice. Whatever you can't use, feel free to ignore.

First, not all of the dialogue seemed natural. A good way to improve dialogue is to speak it out loud as you are writing it. Often something that looks good on paper doesn't come out right when spoken aloud.

Secondly, the voice track could have used some cleaner editing. Variations in background noise levels and popping sounds between lines were a little distracting.

It was definitely worth the watch, and I look forward to working with you. :)

Posted on May 27, 2006
- topheadx

Oh goodness!!
Great voice overs and story plot was so awesome!!
Some of your best work Michael!!!
I loved it so much!!!!
Keep it up!
=)

Posted on May 27, 2006
- KeViNp

Oh boy where to start.

Editing for thsi movie could have been better but the effects and music were great. You used a wide variety of characters which is good. The plot was probobly the best. I've never seen a movie end this way before nor have I seen a movie with a plot as such. But it was a nice twist at the end and it got me to jump!

Posted on May 27, 2006
- kylemf88

It was a very good movie but there were some editing mistakes. The story reminded me of that one.. movie... uhm... yeah...

Posted on May 27, 2006
- postmodernchuck

This movie made me realize something. Everytime I say "All right" in my VO work, I say it like, "Aaaaaaall right." I must have watched Ace Ventura too much as a kid.

Anyway.

This movie uses light, special effects, and sound design to its advantage, utilizing the essentials of movie-making to the nth degree in order to propel the narrative and actually cause a chain reaction of jerkings-jumpings-screamings-etc. Yes, you pushed the game to the limits, making this actually, well, horrifying. I jumped. What the story lacks in originality, it makes up in effectiveness. So great job. The dream sequences were also a joy to watch.

There are, however, some minor glitches tossed about in there. The editing gets a little crazy at times and you could have probably done with some more background music and transitional shots.

For some reason, I also found Ember's mother an enjoyably hilarious character! I loved the part where she talks about having hallucinations all the time. Pffft! :)

Posted on May 27, 2006
- toolek

What can I say? Great!
Everything were perfect, but...
Amber voice was too... neutral(?). She was saing "he's the murder" like it was "look...It rains."
But I must give 5* it's just too good movie ;)

Posted on May 27, 2006
- rjb2112

Very interesting horror flick. Nice twist.

Posted on May 27, 2006
- random_libra187

Loved it, and like the others ones... I screamed and jumped!

Posted on May 27, 2006
- Dave180786

I liked some of the effects you put in there and some of the sound effects were in the right places to make you jump...so well done on that front!.....i also liked the ending!...it was very good, I must say this was a very good horror movie and was made very well, the music and heart beat soun effects worked well with the movie, the vo's were exalent and the whole movie flowed well......keep up the good work!

Posted on May 27, 2006
- mattmike134

One word...

AMAZING!!!

I jumped all three times and i screamed once! This is Definately a future #1 on the charts!

Posted on May 27, 2006
- HitmanGames

Awesome!!
Great Job! 5 Stars!
Pls rate my newest movie! - Thx.

Posted on May 27, 2006
- Gabriel_James

Ok I have only One Word. WOW!!! I am probally one of the hardest critics when it comes to horror. I have a love for this type of movie. So here it gose. I have rarelly come across a movie here that has the shock value that you had in this. I jumped out of my seat even when I knew it was time for the shock. Wow that is incrediable. I have watched this story before, lets face it, its a pain to come up with a new idea when you do horror. Most have already been done, but you have taken this story and though great use of cammar shot and good use of....Man ok I can ramble on the bottum line is this. This Film is sure to make no. 1 on the horror chart and I hope to see it climb high in the overall charts as well. Great HORROR isnt made it takes on a life of it own and yours surelly has done that.

Posted on May 27, 2006
- JMAswim

there were editing problems like the repair mans hair changed and the background of the subway carraige scrolling when it was supposed to be stopped and when you swiched from the repair dude to kevin they were in the same place but i hate when the first person that gives me a 4 star and kills my rank so im gonna give you a 5 star

Posted on May 27, 2006
- Idoj_Ollipop

A great film, five stars all the way. The film gave me goose bumps and i screamed twice! The editing could have been a bit better, but overall a horror movie at its best :)

Posted on May 27, 2006
- riott007

There was a few editing glinches & some scenes could have used background music but the story was brilliant. Great ending!

Posted on May 27, 2006
- MC-Screwdriver

Jeez that was awsome, i actually jumped for the first time watching a movie on TMO. Your VO's were wonderful, the story was great. So i had no choice 5 stars!

Posted on May 27, 2006
- gaaah154

A real great horror film! One of the best out there! If this doesn't go to the top ten within two days, i'll be surprised.

Posted on May 27, 2006
- micha83

really good job!

please watch my movie :)
thx

Posted on May 27, 2006