Review by Jay Andrews-Tracy
Antihuman is not a Horror movie as far as I could tell, despite being advertised as such, and it should not be categorized as one. This film, what it is, is long. Like, “Where’s my intermission?” long. I think that it takes a different type of person to watch this movie from start to finish without pausing it, because it is a seemingly very long movie (2 hours).
You really do not know what is going on until the second act, even some after that. The film has a lot of dialog in it, and it is very well written, but does have a tendency to drone on. I just think there might be a little too much dialog, but that is just my personal opinion.
There really isn’t any music to speak of, and what score there is, is not very noticeable. There is one rather annoying chord that is throughout the movie, and it does not change much. I think it was supposed to blend the dialog of the movie, so that the viewer isn’t completely bored of it.
Eventually the movie does build up, and does explain what the movie is about. There are no Horror elements to the movie, no blood (except a little bit), no nothing. I was hoping that this movie would have an epic dramatic ending, or some larger plot to it. So, I’m going to spoil what I could understand of the plot itself.
Apparently there was an accident at the asylum that destroys space and time. But you do not really know this unless you ‘Google’ the movie. I think this movie could have had potential. It seems that they might have rushed it a little, especially the special effects. I do think it could be turned into a miniseries or something to that effect.
The plot is deliberately about a ghost (Andrew Jardine) who comes to the present time and haunts the main lead Maggie (Anya Korzun), who had stayed at an insane asylum that her now-deceased mother had previously worked at. The 3 women who were out hiking find the asylum and one of the girls knows about it because she had stayed there as well.
I do not know if this movie is about the haunting of the Insane Asylum or a nuclear blast that happens. The reason I say this is because there is multiple mentions about a Nuclear Holocaust that will happen in the future, I think. The plot is kind of confusing, and it takes time to find out what it is about.
I really wanted to like this movie. It has a tag line of Horror on the film itself.
Antihuman, a spellbinding sci-fi horror film that knits Orphan Black with the Resident Evil franchise, premieres on VOD this October from Wild Eye Releasing.
But where is the Horror to be found in Antihuman? Also, where is the Resident Evil-style zombies, and the only similarity to Orphan Black is the asylum. Perhaps the film was a tad rushed to be put out in time for Halloween 2017.
Decide for yourself and enter the asylum with Antihuman, on VOD now!