‘Statistically you are more likely to die in a hospital than anywhere else’
...no shit Sherlock! One doesn’t usually visit Disneyland after a car crash.
After working together on Suicide Squad, Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski must have gone to a bar for a few beers to forget the shite they took part in and said ‘fuck these stupid big Hollywood movies, let’s write and direct our own awesome low budget flick that will be a thousand times better than this soulless crap’ …that’s how I like to think the idea for The Void came along.
After a brief but key opening scene, we see a cop having a boring crimeless night on duty until he
The Void is a drama filled gut wrenching nightmare fuel of a movie, it doesn’t have one boring moment and the lack of one single jump scare doesn’t take away the feeling of dread the film manages to keep up so well throughout. The physical effects are as awesome as they can be and we have to thank a crowd funding for them - That’s how you come out with a good project not to let down the people that just gave you money, Rob Zombie!
The Void doesn’t stand out because of some big names in the cast hired almost solely to bring audiences to the cinema or some known and trusted director. The actors are all medium to small timers and the two that wrote and directed the film, Steven Kostanski & Jeremy Gillespie, even though they were part of some big flicks like Pacific Rim, Total Recall (2012) as prosthetic makeup effects artist Kostanski, and Crimson Peak and Resident Evil: Retribution as visual designer and composer Gillespie, this is their first full length effort together after writing and directing the segment W is for WISH for THE ABCs OF DEATH 2. That was a short lasting only a few minutes and even though it's a funny sequence, it does show the love for FX and animation these two boys have, but with The Void I think they really came up with something great.
Written by Mags