Tuesday, 18 September 2012

DVD review: The Wanted (2012)

A young woman (Sydney Ray) babysit’s for a strange couple. Throughout the night she receives harassing phone calls, tommyknockers and the overall feeling that something isn’t right. She soon finds out all is not what it seems! The Wanted is written by Greg Gale, Bryan Harmon and Joshua Weixelman. The acting is decent, the camerawork and editing is pretty good and in combination of the setting and the excellent soundtrack it creates a few nice creepy moments. There is also a twist in it. The flick When A Stranger Calls is of course a major inspirational source for this movie which means that it plays more for scares than graphic violence. There is a few off screen kills, no gore and no T & A in this.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from RHR Home Video, it can be bought from their website http://rhrhomevideo.com/ .
Rating: 2 out of 7. It´s a pretty decent indie thriller but the lack of on screen kills, gore and T & A is quite a letdown. There are a few good moments that has atmosphere but this has been done before and much better in for instance the modern classic Them (2006). The best things with The Wanted is the soundtrack which is pretty amazing and really creepy.

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