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Fangoria calls it A boundary-pushing, taboo-breaking experience. AV Maniacs says it embodies the spirit and atmosphere of the great horror films of the 70s. And fright fans around the world have named it a new benchmark in independent horror:
In a remote village, a shocking secret lives on with each and every baby born. It is said that all children are creatures of God...except here. Now for a group of lost tourists, every conception of family will soon be sliced to pieces. And for a doomed few, the ultimate terror is about to hit home.
From the Executive Producer of Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer and The Manson Family
A nightmare captured on film...Plague Town goes where most mainstream horror films fear to tread. --Fangoria
Just when you think you ve seen all it has to offer, director David Gregory cranks up the terror even higher and brings the noise. A very scary experience. --Film Threat
Top Customer Reviews
It was reminiscent of "Wicked Little Things "from the first batch of 8 films to die for.
"Plague Town" was somewhat original but it's not like kids haven't been used many times in the past to frighten or shock audiences, a few good examples being "The Bad Seed","The Good Son" and "Who Can Kill a Child".
It's the brutality and shock value of using something that personifies innocence,hope and goodness that gives shock value to a film like this and others that portray children as "monsters".
The film used very dim lighting in places and that didn't really bother me because it lent to the dark feel of the film.There were quite a few grisly scenes but they let you see just enough to let you know what happened and just enough to let you're imagination run wild as well.
The character of Rosemary was particularly creepy and well played,her bug eyed look very disturbing.
I would recommend it to a horror slasher fan.
It's interesting and somewhat unique but I still like "The Children" better as far as killer kid flicks go.
I sometimes wonder what the guys who write movies like this are thinking, and why they decide to do it. You take a dash from movie A, a dash from movie B, and paste them onto the structure of movie C. You make no changes, you don't deviate from the formula, and it should be no surprise that you end up with derivative crap. And yet movie after movie just like this gets pumped out year after year, and with the advent of direct-to-video about twenty years ago, the number of movies put together just like this exploded. I've seen hundreds of them, but you have to dig through a lot of swine to find the real pearls. Plague Town is swine through and through.
Plot: ever-so-typical dysfunctional family heads to Ireland to try and reconnect with its roots, and maybe heal their wounds in the process. Our intrepid group consists of dad, Jerry (Follow the Broccoli's David Lombard); stepmom, Annette (Enjoy Yourself's Lindsay Goranson); and two sisters, older Jessica (18-Year-Old Virgin's Erica Rhodes), who's picked up a local boyfriend, Robin (In Flanders Fields' James Warke) along the way, and younger Molly (Brutal Massacre: A Comedy's Josslyn DeCrosta). They wander the countryside after being dropped off by a bus, looking for... something. They end up in the wrong, wrong place, however--a village full of evil, deformed children who love nothing more than trapping and torturing unwary travelers. Though they have something very, very different in mind for the sisters...
Yes, you've seen it all before. Take the bones of Village of the Damned and drape them with trappings from Eternal and every Lifetime Original Movie drama about dysfunctional families ever made and you've got the idea here. Needless to say, familiarity not only breeds contempt, but predictability as well. Why bother renting this one? The synopsis will give you all you need to know to rent better-made movies with the same basic ideas. * ½
it as one of the best independent horror films to come along in quite some time. For those individuals who criticize the movie for for sub-par dialogue and acting, then I would ask them to show me any horror movie
where the actors are up for academy awards--it's the nature of the genre that defines the style of the acting. For those who criticize it on the basis of being stupid, I would like for them to point out a horror movie that is "intelligent." The horror genre is designed to scare, make one feel uncomfortable or uneasy, present elements of the grotesque, attempt to present something a bit different, have some unexpected twists and turns--Plague Town does all of this on some level. Moving forward in the horror genre, there will probably never be anything new invented under the sun, what has been tried will probably be re-tried in a director's own way. If one is looking for something completely new, unique, and never done before in the horror genre, then one will be consistenetly and forever disappointed. If the horror masters--Stephen King, Clive Barker,
John Carpenter, George Romero, Stuart Gordon, etc. can't come up with something novel in the horror genre, then it probably can't be done. It may be that critics of the movie Plague Town and films like it have lost the sense of what horror is supposed to be all about. The criticisms of horror always seem to be the same--it doesn't have this, it doesn't have that, and it doesn't have the other thing--what the heck are you looking for anyway? Will anything please you at all? Anyway, Plague Town is a very good independent horror movie and well worth watching.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty corny and I can't stand where it's supposed to be night in the shots and they just run the film through a blue filter and there's quite a bit of it in this one.Published 12 months ago by JB
Creepy atmosphere, a few good scares, and plenty of ewww factor make this flick a hidden gem for horror hounds!Published on August 23, 2013 by Robert J. Augsburger
super boring. no fun, no suspense. watch an argento film instead. watch the freaking muppets. i was super psyched to see this and now can only think of all the lovely things i... Read morePublished on February 17, 2013 by beeber
Amazing.......Ly bad. This film plays out like it was directed by a 13 year old and edited by his spaztic younger brother. Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by Road Zombie
Complete and utter garbage Dont waste your time or money!Says it all for me but have to use 20 words in review. Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by Simon Lockwood
I've read the other reviews and I agree with both the good and the bad. This is not a great film. I doubt that it will ever be even a "cult classic". Read morePublished on July 29, 2011 by John O'Connor
Great Gertie's Nightgown! What in the world was THIS all about? I'm given a cast of characters who are so full of loathing you can't stand a single one: Two sisters that... Read morePublished on April 4, 2011 by DCHagy
Plague Town is about an American family who visits the countryside areas of Ireland. Most of the film takes place in the dark but luckily -unlike MOST horror films that focus on... Read morePublished on December 7, 2010 by Bryan