The Faceless Man – Horror, Comedy
Category – Movie
Content – The opening scene is Emily, a young girl recovering from cancer, and her father Harrison in an explosive discussion. Harrison is in politics and advocates about supporting cancer; however, he has not been to see his daughter in the center for six years. We get to jump to three years later where Emily is recovering and having fun with her friends. They decide to go to Orange Lodge and rent a house for Holiday. The town is strange enough, with a man named Barry the C..t that hangs around to solve any and all problems. In an attempt to have fun, the kids do some drugs, but the effects are too much to handle. They start hallucinating and a demonic type presence makes himself known to Emily. Each person has their own trippy hallucinations which makes the film’s vibe unique and strange (to say the least). And these hallucinations turn to tragedy. Now, it is still a horror film with plenty of blood and killings to wet the gruesome horror fanatics appetite. Also, there are plenty of surprise killings and twisted moments. Oh yeah – a drug dealer comes after the kids for taking his cocaine too (this is where a lot of the comedy is)! Pretty odd Australian film and sometimes hard to follow the real story line. This scores a 5 out of 10.
Acting – Our cancer survivor Emily is played by Sophie Thurling, an up and comer that encompasses her role and makes it her own. She has a good sense about her and I think she should be put on the Ones to Watch List. As his character is Barry, the big and burly problem solver, I thought Daniel Reader was enjoyable to watch. Although a unique film that is all over the place, the actors do a good job with every emotion. Score is 7 out of 10.
Duration – 1 hr 45 min. Due to the uniqueness of the film, this is a pretty long journey to get through. What saves the time at all is that the film is Australian and it’s cool to hear their accents. This gets a 5 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for The Faceless Man – 17 out of 30
Recommended Watch – The gore fanatics will enjoy this unique and “trippy” film! It wasn’t my cup of tea, but plenty of people will appreciate the strange trek into terror.