Currently available projects: The Clinic on DVD/Blu-ray & Legend of the Seeker in re-runs

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Short review of The Clinic from Dread Central

Not the best review so far, but they say some good things about the film too. Click to read more.

AFM 2010 Wrap-Up! The Sights! The Sounds! The Scares!

Pregnant Beth is traveling across the country with her hubby for Christmas vacation when she is mysteriously abducted from their hotel room in the middle of the night. She awakes in an isolated clinic to find her baby ripped from her womb along with several other abducted mothers. As they put the pieces together, the women learn that they are forced to play a twisted survival game in order to save their newborn babies.

The Clinic is a beautifully shot and well acted Aussie thriller with some genuinely clever ideas, but it never fully embraces its grisly premise. Writer/director James Rabbitts will probably swear up and down that this isn’t a horror film, which is why there seems to be so many awkward “tear-jerk” moments crammed into its slasher formula. Tonally uneven with several implausible end twists, it almost succeeds based on its original premise but falls just short of greatness.

2 1/2 out of 5

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