Reviewed by: Ryan Doom
Meredith Phillips and Austin Basis
What's it about
A documentary crew set out to get an interview with a TV reporter, but instead follow her along to investigate a murder involving a bunch of hicks. Bad secrets and bad things happen.
Is it good movie?
Re-Cut falls under the false documentary category, something few films (Blair Witch/Paranormal Activity) have done right, while many, many have failed (Survival of the Dead for starts). Re-Cut ends up on the right path as it feels like a documentary, in both characters and look. That sounds rather obvious, but I mean it feels authentic. But more so, it does an excellent job in creating fear and chaos. I won’t claim that Re-Cut is on the same level as the previously mentioned blockbusters, but it does a good job of keeping things simple without being too, well, simple. Paranormal Activity drove me nuts because it took too damn long to get anywhere. Re-Cut, however, avoids that fate perhaps because it’s essentially for a road movie as the filmmakers are looking for something as opposed as looking for nothing. Plus, this film takes place mostly in the boonies. And I always like Redneck killers. Yes, it’s quite on the cliché side by now, but they never get old. There’s something fearful about what goes on deep in the woods, out of the city, where men are free to do as they please. Dirty things. Mean things. Movies always make Redneck killers to be super horny in the worst sense, which makes everyone uncomfortable. I do have one problem with this style though. Lead characters are almost always forgettable and mostly one-dimensional. But then again, who cares. No one seems to yet.
Video / Audio
Video: A crisp and clear Widescreen presentation.
Audio: Presented with the power of nice sound.
Notta. Had a screener.
A better than average fake doc movie with effective gore and suspense. Enjoyable and creepy, which is pretty good.