Saturday, June 18, 2011

Review: Megan is Missing

Megan is Missing (2011)

Genre: Mockumentary Horror (Psychological and Physical)
Length:  90 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Big Names: None
IMDB Score: 5.1 (out of 10)

Synopsis: Two teen girls fall victim to an internet predator.

Review: The reason this movie caught my eye was because there was a handwritten note on the case by the video store manager about the graphic content.  After about an hour of a few graphic descriptions of underage sex, I began to wonder what was so bad about the movie, and then the visuals began.  The last scene is particularly brutal in its simplicity and it's dialogue, which will haunt you in your sleep.  The worst horror movies (or the best) are the ones that horrify you, not by their images, but by the context.  This movie will do both.  I love movies that make you uncomfortable, so even though I probably wouldn't watch it again, I loved this movie.  But be warned.

Acting: 7/10 - The movie is a mockumentary, so a construct of webcams, interviews, news reports, etc.  The acting was good enough to not be distracting for being bad, but nothing spectacular.

Quality Within Genre: 10/10 - Superb in conveying the nastiness that it strives to convey.

Entertainment Value: 9/10 - My attention was fully captured throughout.

Realism (Within the world defined by the movie): 6/10 - Some of the dialogue and attempted slang was awkward.  The sluttiness of a few of the girls within was way too much.

Rewatch Value: 5/10 - I might watch it once more, but that's about it.  Most horror movies are tough to rewatch because all the surprises are gone.

Total: 7.4/10

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