The Rake (2018)

Ben and Ashley, brother and sister, reunite 20 years after the murder of their parents to face the cause of their parents' death, a supernatural creature known as The Rake

REVIEW: The acting is atrocious in The Rake, very very amateurish, and even though it has a really awesome, genuinely creepy opening scene, after that it takes forever for anything of note to really happen, and we have to spend that time with all these uninteresting, unlikable, badly-acted throw away characters.

However, once you tough it out through all that, the last 30 minutes is actually pretty great. It's creepy as hell, far more gory than I expected, and a really awesome creature, plus all of that - from the creature itself to the high level of gore - is all done with practical effects that really work well and look fantastic. It's just a shame that most everything leading up to that stuff is a real hard slog to get through.

5/10 rooms in the Psych Ward 


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