RICH REVIEWS: Elves
Synopsis: The Holiday Reaper, a ruthless killer that terrorized a small Texas town, has been caught. While celebrating, a group of friends find an elf inside a magical toy box. When a freak accident kills one of them, they discover a group of elves has been scattered throughout town, each representing one of the seven deadly sins. It’s a race against time to survive the elves’ wrath before Christmas ends.
Horror staples Justin Price (The Elf) and Khu (Dark Moon Rising) produce.
Cast: Lisa May, Deanna Grace Congo, Stephanie Marie Baggett, Lily Martinez
Directed by: Jamaal Buden
Produced by: Khu, Justin Price
Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment
Run Time: 1 hr, 19 min
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Comments: Two kid brothers are shown and the one seems very naughty. Their acting is well they speak with halting words. As if they are unsure what to say. The older brother is very naughty and very evil after finding an elf doll. What this has to do with the rest of the movie is never answered.
Then we see a group of grown-up friends in a dark house. They play a game. The game has some kind of magic connected to it exactly what is not fully explained.
We look back at each person and what they did to make the naughty list.
The movie goes right into the killing with no explanation as to where these elves came from or why or how they are causing deaths. There is some suspense and build up that works but the actual killing is lifeless, boring.
The visual effects are so cheaply made. They are ridiculous in how they look. Making people look a little like elves does give a creepy effect to people.
The acting roles are kept simple and they need to be as there is little acting talent here. There are a few beautiful women in the movie that are lovely to look at.
The actresses acting leaves much to be desired.
The ending just leaves you hanging. You are left wondering why did I watch this?
It is a Christmas themed movie which does fit the season.