Robert died on January 12th 2012. It starts off with a woman being rescued from a madman in the woods and then flashes back to a group of people on a road trip who decide to take a detour to visit a haunted attraction. Thankfully he isn't in the movie too much, I enjoyed how ridiculously stupid he was but compared to the other more normal characters he seemed a tad out of place. My major gripe is this film is loooooong. Dialogue can be stilted and rambling while the pace goes to a standstill after the promising opening and drags on forever, never recovering. The attraction, The Talon Falls Screamland, features the usual jump scares, killer clowns, and chainsaw welding psychopaths.
We finished the film but we won't be adding it to our shelf. It led to some great moments where things come full circle with the teens seeing things from the other side of the screen. There were two things in this movie that genuinely unnerved me: The fact that they could murder people in front of customers, who were none the wiser, and that it was very clearly shown that these people have been at this for some time with no plans to stop. The music definitely elevates it significantly. Daniel Radcliffe brings a decent performance, sometimes he lost me and felt he was over-acting at certain points. When you delve into the bad B grade movies, you expect to see a lot of cheese and bad acting. Let´s face it, the movie is bad and knowing how it´s going to end make it worst.
He had seen horror movies from the early silents to the recent gore fests of modern times and loved them all. On the plus side, with a run time of 74 minutes, it moves fast and serves its purpose as a quick watch Halloween flick. How did so many people end up dead there without anyone raising a suspicion? Firstly it saves the budget as a lot of locations are already built and looking suitably creepy, secondly I imagine it would give the attraction more buzz. This film gets a lot of credit from me due to the set design, and that is helped in no small way by the fact that Talon Falls is actually a real scream park. User 3 Review: A survival film that pins Daniel Radcliffe in a jungle to face the natural elements of the area and his own mind as well.
Don't understand why rating for this film is so low. I fear that one day I will hear on the news that one of these operators might do exactly the same thing this story tells. I had no problem with the acting except for the gas station dude; I thought he was a bit overcooked and I needed subtitles for his lines. It got straight to the point and then it was over. Some of the scenes were cool.
Jungle couldve ended 20-30 minutes sooner and still be a solid film. Talon Falls brings to mind a creepy town film or a murder mystery. Lets start with the positives. But what I really liked was that the film was visually excellent. The effects are ropy at best, the sound quality is obvious and utilised cheaply being too loud in the build ups and people's reactions and it's best not mentioning the histrionic and stiff acting. That it was low-budget, which from frequent personal experience is rarely a good sign due to that there are so many poor ones out there, made me though apprehensive. How many if any will escape? It is no spoiler to say she is the final girl as the film does that beloved trope of having events start with her in the present before flashing back.
The lighting is decent in most scenes, and my only issue was with backlighting which gave me flashback to the horror of the 80s. It just has to be perfect and thick just about every box. Too many characters are too sketchy and with nowhere near enough to make one want to endear to them. I love bad movies, but Talon Falls is exactly the type of movie that gives horror movies a bad rap. Before they know it each one of hem is captured and made part of the horrific attraction they originally thought was all fun and games. This character was great, suitably menacing and unstoppable, a really fun movie bad guy.
The 4 main characters were hot especially Morgan Wiggins , the girls made excellent scream queens, the backwoods dudes were creepy, and the film tied itself up nicely at the end. By the end, the house of horrors has become a morgue. From what was shown here the park looks like it would be pretty decent. Making the film feel bland and forgettable with not enough heart put into it. I usually watch the trailer for an Indie film first, as it usually gives me an overview as to the visual quality and acting quality This movie passed both so I gave it a watch. I liked the different areas and the maze like corridors, it felt like what the House of 1000 Corpses attraction would have been like if that crazed family had based it in a more populated area.
Talon Falls was released on Friday 13th October in North America across multiple digital platforms thanks to Terror Films. This sinister tale follows a group of teenagers as they visit a Halloween horror theme park featuring gruesome exhibits whose hosts are dressed to the horror nines. Which can be overlooked on some occasions, but in, this case every single thing about this one was taken from some other vastly more well done film. It starts out like a typical horny-teens-take-a-road-trip-to-a-backwater-town horror flick and initially I only stuck around because the guy playing Lance is a hottie but it actually turned out to be a pretty decent movie. The movie was filmed in the actual Talon Falls Screampark in Kentucky, to add some realism. So the only reason to watch this dreck is to see the scene in question for yourself and then decide if an official investigation needs to be initiated.
A Solid Indie Horror Film! Though this film is nothing new it was fairly short at just over an hour long and it was an enjoyable watch. Arriving there they start to explore the crowded attraction and are both repulsed and thrilled by the scenes of torture they see that actors rather than dummies. They must quickly figure a way out before they become the next live torture attraction. The highlight being that Morgan Wiggins can really belt out a scream. The scary is in the lost, the alone, the quiet.
So how was the film? Best thing about 'Talon Falls' is the opening, which was attention grabbing and kept me hooked. Nothing about Talon Falls is original. This movie is free on Prime right now, so if your options are watching a repeat or this, give Talon Falls a try. The special effects were not always so good though. I have a Bachelor's in English and love to read, Stephen King and Robert R.