Dismal was the second feature reviewed by MoreHorror.com recently. While they may have taken a liking to Savage, there is no doubt they found a gem in the more grisly horror flick, Dismal.
Most audiences rush into a horror flick wanting KILL, KILL, KILL every second and every other second it's BOOBS, BOOBS, BOOBS. Okay, maybe that was us shouting that at the last horror flick but we're SURE other fans out there do the same. And while Dismal gives you a healthy dose of kills and your gratuitous boob shots, director Gary King and writer Bo Buckley felt all good stories come from its characters.
MoreHorror.com reviewer Jason Lees writes, "when the carnage finally does start..., I actually found myself caring about who was getting clubbed, and that’s a rare thing these days." On a low budget that's what really helps a film, well developed characters and strong acting, and Dismal delivers both. "Again, I was surprised by how much I cared when certain characters bought it," Lees adds.
Distributors around were concerned that there needed to be more blood in the first 1/3 of the film, but the filmmakers believe the added character development is what will set the film apart from other low budget horror indies. If you're not just looking for a shallow, hack 'em up horror flick Dismal is a good choice. While you'll get your share of creative deaths and grisly horror, there's so much more to the film.
Read the full review HERE.