Sunday, April 25, 2010

Movie Review: The Reeds

The Reeds is a British horror movie that was featured as part of this year's AfterDark Horrorfest. I finally got around to watching it and well, it's one of those rare films that require two days to really watch it. Why two days, you ask?

Because I fell asleep midway through the first viewing.

Yes, The Reeds really is that boring of a movie. It also features characters that you really don't care about and at times, you find yourself wondering "what the hell's going on?"

The Reeds is about a group of 20-something Brits who plan to spend the day cruising through the reeds of the Norfolk Broads. Eventually, their day of smoking and cavorting turns into a nightmare after they get lost among the reeds and their boat runs aground. The group is terrorized by a gang of young punks (or are they?) as well as being hunted by the killer fisherman (sans hook) from the I Know What You Did Last Summer films. It all comes to a head in an ending that felt like it was just thrown together. It was like the filmmaker's opened the Big Book of Movie Cliches and said, "Yeah, let's go with that one! It's only been used 88,958 times so far!"

The Reeds is a crappy movie and for the life of me I don't know why it was included in the AfterDark Horrorfest as it wasn't the least bit scary. Not recommended (unless you're an insomniac, then it'll work wonders for you!). 0 out of *****.