ancient pestilence called The Scourge has been
set free in a small town after being entombed in
a church's masonry for a century and a half.
This creature seems to go in from one body to
another as it makes the person incredibly hungry
as well as acting canniballistic to kill people
too as one of the locals named Scott (Nic Rhind)
who has been released from prison tries to keep
his nose clean encountering these moments and is
framed for the people who end up dropping like
flies along with this creaure entering a new body
while the old one rots to death.
Scott's girlfriend Jesse (Robyn Ledoux) tries to
help him out when at first she thinks he's guilty
but finds the legend of this creature and travels
with him to hunt it as the only way to try and
flush this creature out is to electrocute the
body this thing possesses.
There's an impressive beginning of
the film which is a prologue at a cathedral with
people riding horses and black robes in which you
can tell that it was a cult doing evil deeds and
then later on it is present day with the lead
character Scott getting his life together and the
Sheriff Durst doesn't make him welcome in which
this seems to leave the film to a fair start
making it mysterious as to what he did in the
past. A good moment
with a supporting character Fireman Josh exploring
a burned down house as well as a good jumping
moment with him forced down on the ground and him
panicking which looked energetic.
There's also great energetic moments with him
swigging a huge bottle of milk and eating like
crazy as this looked quite gross on how
everything was done on him. There's also some
great moments on him in a changing room acting
crazy and attacking someone too which
seemed crazily done and high paced too.
There's also great shots on him wobbling through
an ice skating rink during a hockey game which
looked well done.
Of course there's this serpeant like creature
grabbing onto one of the fire marshalls and then
later on he acts ravenous in which this seems so
gross of course in which this really draws
attention to the viewers making you think of a
time when you were ravenous and had a huge
appetite but this is going too far.
Next you see this dude walking funny onto an ice
skating rink while people are playing hockey in
which you think to yourself that this guy is
gonna slip and hurt himself or worst get run over
by one of the hockey players that it looked
There's some good deep conversations between Scott and Jesse which
looked nicely done with their discussions along
with good side by side shots on the two of them.
A great moment with supporting character Lydia trying to hit on Scott which
seemed humoressly done as well as her acting
a bit slutty in which looked evenly done. The scene worked
not too bad but at times it was cheesy.
A good night shot between Scott and Jesse huddled together in a house
with a peaceful discussion talking to one another.
There's a cheesy moment with supporting character Studdy trying to grab at a woman for her chips with her having attitude
and him begging which looked averagely done
but yet it seemed to pull off not too badly
Cheesy shots on him skateboarding and wiping out which seemed pretty
corny on how it was all done too.
There's a great surge of anxiety surrounding him panicking like crazy in a mall and attacking with
great reactions on people getting
scared and running away.
A perfect moment with an old woman talking
seriously towards Jesse about a historical
moment of a curse which looked strong and
serious. It seemed pretty creepy too with the
directing on this.
There's a nice shot looking up on a cellmate on top of
his bunk talking to Scott in jail which
seemed quite impressively done with the two
interacting towards one anotheralong with Scott trying and get out of the cell as
well as being forceful towards Durst in
which there was high adrenaline.
There's great shots between Scott and Jesse pointing
their gun towards Durst in which
there's great rage with all that's happening
surrounding this moment.
There's also this some sort of creature coming
out of someone's mouth or other part of their
body into another one which seemed icky but the
effects were quite well done for these moments
and you think to yourself as to how this
creauture came to be.
There's many great moments with an old lady
talking to the lead young lady Jesse about the
legend of what happened years before and how this
little critter came to be which was well written
in and should please horror fans who like
There's also some great moments with Scott locked
away and his cell mate talking to him and then
saying he's really hungry in which this brings on
the suspense with him knowing where the creature
is hiding in a body this time around and keeping
you peeled to the set wondering if he will get
away or not.
A nice camera looking up on a photographer taking pictures as
well as a good shot on a scarred
corpse and a nice jumping moment and close up
shot with his eyes opening wide and springing in
There's a great humoress moment on Jesse disguising herself as a groupie at a bar trying to act kinky towards the photographer with
shots on him pigging out on eating
nuts which looked well paced and believeably
gross on what's happening here in order to capture him to try and
flush out a possible creature inside of him in
which this moment does gross you out a bit with
this guy burping and blowing air. Yuck.
But then when they try to flush out this creature
out of this fat slob you do think to yourself
that they might have got the wrong person in
which this does set the mood for alot of
There's some good shots and great moments with Jesse tying up the photographer and then hesitating in
which he does well by getting impatient as well
as a great springing moment on Scott approaching and taping his mouth shut and him
panicking as well as a nice anxious moment on him trying to explain to him on what they're doing.
There's a good camera shot looking up on Scott while getting electrocuted with him shaking which
seemed very energised with all of this.
Bottom line is this film seemed to borrow a bit
from Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
with the creature going in from one body to
another and was well done. But yet the story to
me didn't do much for me. It was shot in my
hometown of Vancouver as you can tell the
surroundings on where it was shot in which I do
salute to the filmmakers for doing their best to
make an intelligent flick. I find that this film
alltogether has already been done too many times.
The acting is fairly well done
although there are pretty much three main cast
members with the rest that are in it for 7
minutes or less.
Rhind (Scott) didn't seem much of a
character actor but yet he brought a good
seriousness and charm to his role or tried to. He
did show alot of anxiety later on in the film
when he needed to be so he gave himself a little
push to be in the right mode for the plot here
and by all means was not a terrible actor. \He showed off a great panicking reaction in a certain scene so I will tip him credit for that. He
just seemed plain at first and really got into it
Robyn Ledoux (Jesse) seemed to really bring
it on with her role as someone who is confused
about everything that is going on and really
brought a good frightening attitude but trying to
act calm when these moments happen as well as
bringing out the odd aggression too which was
impressive. She also shows some good wit quarter
way through the film when she diguises herself as
some groupie at a bar in which she shows some
descent versatality into what she did. A great reaction on her getting spooked towards her fellow actor and giving him warning which
looked fairly natural.
Russell Ferrier (Sheriff Duerst) was another
one who tried to get into character with his role
as a closed minded head lawman of the town and
just passes but barely. He does well with his
negative behavior as well as really getting
aggressive when he needed to be when the
suspenseful moments happen in the film.
Let's go to the supporting actors in the film
even if they weren't too big shall we???
Marina Pasqua (Lydia)
seemed a little too melodramatic in her role with
her slutty attitude in the film but yet you can
tell that she tried her best in what she had to
do. Not everyone was born to act though.
Frankie Nash (Skater Girl) seemed to grab
attention with her bitchy attitude in the film
and reminds me as one of those manipulative
types. She passes to do a good job for sure.
Russ Ball (Biker) seemed to bring on a good
charm to his part as a cellmate in the flick
bringing out alot of light minded characteristics
as well as some great speaking with his lines. He
is another one who will stand out in the film in
Sharon Bertchilde (Ms. Nordberg) shows a
great gruffness to her speech in the film and
really came across as those serious old timers.
She also showed great expressions and came across
clearly as one of the key roles to the story too.
Alan Legros (Photographer) was pretty
convincing as a burly dude with a gross habit of
burping alot and other stuff that would turn you
off whenever he scoruges himself to eat
something. He seemed to be quite a ham with his
performance which is a good thing since that was
what he was supposed to have been.
There's a butt shot on Mensah
Joe in a change room
Many bodies are rotting with their
eyes bloodied and mouth's too
A guy eats a persons guts
Fingers are cut off after a jail door closes on
alot of great banging sounds along with metal
clanging for alot of the suspenseful moments in
the film. Plus there's alot of good low music
sounds throughout the scene's in the film with
deep violin and trumpet playing. The score was
put together sharply by Peter Allen.