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The Void: Squishy, Scary, Creative and Very Fun

April 23, 2017

The Void is a  horror film that does a lot with little and will become a bonafide cult classic. What I love is how the budget was stretched incredibly thin but still looks and feels like something that didn’t need crowdfunding. The film first hit my radar when Mr. John Leavengood of John’s Horror Corner wrote in support of the film’s funding. Two years later we are blessed with a film that is totally confusing but nice to look at. If you are a fan of gore, practical effects and head-scratching you will love The Void.

I am going to be 100% honest (not just 93% or 72%) when I say that I don’t care what The Void is all about. I was able to follow the plot but in the end, I was more pleased with the trip than the destination. After reading through Wikipedia, Reddit and message boards I’ve come to the conclusion that I love what directors Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie were able to achieve. The made a tiny budget look amazing and provided us with cool monsters, neat visuals, and nerdy triangle cultists.

The Void focuses on a ragtag group of randoms who are trapped inside a small town hospital by white-robed triangle cultists. Since it is a horror film they also have to deal with squishy/gooey creatures inside of the hospital. Also, the people inside are turning on each other and becoming squishy/gooey creatures. Thus, there is a whole lot of murder, mutilation and people being stabbed in their eyeballs. As more squishiness happens we are transported to an alternate dimension (I think) where people come back to life and look gross.

You may be thinking that I wasn’t paying attention to the plot of The Void. I’m pretty sure the directors didn’t even know what was going on. In an interview with Dread Central, the directors said there is a meaning to it but I still don’t buy it. Here is what Gillespie what to say:

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  1. April 23, 2017 9:02 am

    Great views on The Void, thought it was a great horror film, well worth checking out

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