One major side note regarding this movie, Cary Elwes stars in it which caused me ran into the same thing I did with the Saw movie he was in. I kept waiting to hear him say, “as you wish”, from the Princess Bride. If you can get over this you might like Hellgate!
You do have to get through bad acting (I chalk it up to some actors acting in a second language) but I really enjoyed the premise of the movie. I also loved the use of the Thai culture in the tale.
The different deaths and make up effects were well done. Too be honest I wish there was more of this. The last half of the movie just felt like a journey of redemption (for several characters) pulling in more of a drama feel and completely removing the horror feeling that had been so well developed in the beginning. The makers did try to bring the horror back with terrible CG effects at one point. There was a ton of potential but seemed like there was little budget to invest in this part of the movie. In fact this movie feel short of the potential I envisioned. Personally, I found the sappy ending to be very annoying and a let down. Plus I was really bored during the middle. Simply put, this movie had a ton of potential but was disappointing.
Is this a drinking movie? No.
Rated: Not Rated
Duration: 93 minutes
IMDB: 4.4 out of 10 as of 10/7/15
Amazon: 2.5 out of 5 stars as of 10/7/15. Available for purchase or rental through Prime.
Mala’s Rating: 2 out 5 stars.
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