Spiral

2019

Horror / Mystery / Thriller

153
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 1,071

Synopsis


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Cast

Aaron Poole as Liam
Chandra West as Darcy Wagner
Lochlyn Munro as Peter Campbell
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798.64 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
87 min
P/S N/A / N/A
1.45 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
87 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bradleyarnup 2 / 10 / 10

Major plotholes and illogical decisions

It just tries so hard to be clever but is riddled with errors in logic. While the main character tries to convince his partner that something is weird going on, he somehow fails to mention that someone broke into their house on three occasions. One, to write the homophobic slur on the wall, two, steal their personal belongings (photo) and then a third time when he caught someone red handed inside their house. But no he decides to keep it all a secret, endangering a man and his daughter. Just totally irresponsible and completely unbelievable. Could you imagine if someone broke into your house repeatedly and you decided the best thing to do was to hide it from your partner and his daughter? Just insanely bad writing, no one would make those decisions in reality. But then again, if he'd have just notified someone of three separate break-ins then they'd have no doubt just moved away and there would be no movie. So I guess that's the purpose of the idiotic writing there. It is a just a painfully long build up to one or two shocking scenes at the end if you manage to stay awake until that point. The fact that people even attempt to compare this movie to 'Get Out' and 'Hereditary' is laughable and frankly insulting to those two genuinely good horror films. The potential meaningfulness in its symbolism regarding homophobia and racism is just completely overshadowed by how poorly written this was. Sincerely, don't waste your time with this garbage.

Reviewed by RomanJamesHoffman 3 / 10 / 10

A decent effort let down by its own schizophrenia

A mixed-race gay couple (and the one guy's daughter from a previous relationship) make the move as an alternative family unit to a small town where things are, and always have been, button down and traditional. At first, the couple feel excited that their plan to live a more down-to-earth life away from city stresses...but soon one of the guys begins to suspect that the community is hiding a sinister secret. The set up is very familiar to horror fans and yet the first act of the movie plays out quite well. It's shot well, has convincing performances from the leads, and - with the help of a good sound engineer - effortlessly builds up the creep factor. These plus points remain throughout the movie; however, the second act of the film drags and the third act seems to fall asleep at the wheel and veer dramatically from paranormal horror to Rosemary's Baby-esque paranoia, back again, then into some ham-fisted social commentary on both mental illness, racism, and homophobia before finally crashing headlong into the lovechild of Hereditary and Dracula. As a result the ending feels unsatisfactory as a lot of the reveals feel tacked-on and limp. By the time it ended I felt like the writers tried to cover up a weak script by distracting the audience with some horror cliches and - if that didn't work - some clunky "message" that "racism is bad" and/or "homophobia is bad" and/or "mental illness is a shame". Which is sad because if the film had had the courage of it's convictions a bit more I think it could have delivered way more effectively on what it set up in the first third. All in all, an okay-ish watch but that's being a bit on the generous side.

Reviewed by glory-50743 3 / 10 / 10

Spiral into boredom

The idea of a gay character-led horror film appealed to me hugely as a gay man and avid horror fan. Identity politics aside; viewing 'Spiral' objectively, it lacks the promise of its potential. I'm a little over indie slow-burn, symbolic-heavy horror movies at the moment as the new generation of filmmakers are pumping them out faster than a David Lynch traffic light changes colours. The majority of the film concerns itself exploring the topic of 'paranoia versus reality' which is taxing after about 20 minutes much less an hour and 20 minutes of this single beat repeated again and again and again. Additionally, I didn't think the paranoia brought anything new or interesting to the table and certainly wasn't enough to make me care for the characters. Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman as the lead makes an effort to bring the level of intensity required to make his character work but unfortunately does not succeed. There are several plot holes within his character's backstory which results in the outcome of audience apathy for what he's going through. Genre-wise this fails to achieve a horror tone. I can't honestly say there was a single moment when I felt horrified by any particular event. When the punchline finally arrived I stopped caring long before as the characters did not develop and the scenes didn't contain dialogue and conflict structured to sustain interest. In the climax (no spoilers) the antagonist blatantly states the moral of the story, causing me to see weak writing rather than agreement for its existence. Sadly, I'm chucking this movie onto the pile of the hundreds of under-developed gay themed films that simply don't have the quality and/or budget to create a story of honesty, originality and significance.

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