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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

[5.50/10] The Empty Man (2020)

The Empty Man (2020)

Quick Review: The prologue set in Bhutan is sinister as hell, but after it the movie shifts tone and turns into a mumbo-jumbo supernatural teen horror, then transforms into a crime- solving occult thriller, dealing with a multi-layered LoveCraft-ish mystery that gets progressively intricate and twisted, and although the latter is riveting and enhanced by a chilling score and eerie atmospherics, "The Empty Man" is sluggish, draggy, low on scares, and overly esoteric, and its climax -- unsatisfying.


2 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You know, whenever someone makes a movie that has even a Lovecraft feel to it, the film falls flat. Must be difficult to convey on the screen.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, true that. They really tried though. It just wasn't particularly successfully.