Sep 17, 2012

Review: Scary or Die – 2012




We get to follow a computer screen where someone visits a site called Scary or Die. The hand on the user is all that’s visible to us and it’s a hand full of scarred tissue. It’s obvious once the anthology themes are established that the final segment will explain what the hell is going on. I, myself had no idea what kind of film this was; I just though the cover looked cool and didn’t expect an anthology at all. I was into it just for the clown on the cover!

And the clown does have its own story; you just have to wait a bit for it. I think the film contains about 5 or 6 episodes but who’s counting? In either case, there’s varies quality aspects as far as entertainment value is concerned. The film as total has quite nice acting and cinematography and doesn’t feel amateurish at all. I don’t mind a little amateur feel from time to time but I’m very sparse on what I really enjoy.

Same thing goes with anthologies. Most of the times I think these are a waste of time and the build-up is always too short to get it really interesting. This is so-so in that department and a couple of the stories are really good! A couple of them are way too boring though so I guess that evens it out a bit. The finishing story which is supposed to connect them all and explain what’s going on is a big disappointment and as a whole the film can’t withstand a second viewing. I’m sorry to say that this is one of those movies where the cover is actually more interesting than the flick itself. There are some great moments but not enough to make it really enjoyable.

4/10