When an old abandoned prison is about to be demolished, several skeletons and other gruesome surprises are discovered. At the same time a young man is brutally murdered while hi s girlfriend is taken away. All these mysteries are to be solved by some dude who has lost his faith.
Wow. Really? Youíve got Kane Hodder
, youíve got Bill Moseley
, Reggie Bannister
and a gangload of other interesting character actors and you have this? Not even Adrienne Curry
and Christopher Knight
can make this one work. Okay, you have some REALLY graphic murders. I mean monsters with teeth coming out of their bodies are ripping people apart, one dude gets his teeth plucked out, and just a good amount of bloodletting while the camera takes it in. So thatís cool right? Wrong. Because when you do see what is causing the commotion is downright laughable. They look like characters kicked out of Hellraiser
for being just plain silly. Iíll admit, before we see them in all their glory, I dug the killings a lot more. But once you see them, well letís just say the fear factor goes way down.
As for the storyÖ you see, not all angels are good man. Sometimes, they are just pissed off uglies that wanna mess people up. And with the realization of the bodies under the prison and a man whose lost his faith in God, it seems the angels just wanna stir up some gruesome trouble. So this dude named Preston Davis wants answers to whose bodies are they and why do more bodies keep popping up. Luckily, Michael Kaliski
is pretty good here as Preston. I liked his performance among a few others in the cast. Itís also always good to see Mr. Moseley doing something a tad different. Heís a good actor and is as good as anyone could be with this dialogue. The acting here is not the problem. So what is?
Writer/director Jeff Thomas
seems very limited with his vision. He slowly moves in on the actor with a close-up. He then slowly pulls away from the actor opposite him. Repeat. Gore scene. Then back to move in for a close-up, and slowly back away. The style of Fallen Angels is so repetitive and dull that you canít help but wonder if something else is on TV. And to top it all off, the writing here is just painful. The last few moments when you realize what these things are it felt so pretentious, and hit emí over the head blasphemy is bad, that I felt like I was watching some riveting local talk show about God and sin with some long winded dude with horns. The only thing that was falling here was me as I was falling asleep. Eh, at least the gore was good.
Maybe if I had been partaking in some illegal substance, this would have been awesome. After all, the gore effects are pretty good and the actors here and not bad considering the script but when we start seeing what is causing the havoc, the film lost me almost completely. I also felt there to be a very strong ďreligion is goodĒ message going on here but isnít that kind of odd to preach to someone after showing someone be ripped apart? Donít get me wrong, even Christians can like horror movies. But when we get to the climax, it just feels silly and very talky. I donít care who these monsters are and I didnít care about the fallen angels. Come to think of it, I didnít care too much about this movie at all.