Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Almost Human

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 44% (Critics) / 29% (Audience)
Directed By: Joe Begos
Written By: Joe Begos
Starring: Graham Skipper, Josh Ethier, Vanessa Leigh
Studio: IFC Films

Synopsis:Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back, and something evil is inside of him. – (Source)

The Good:
It is very obvious tat the folks behind ALMOST HUMAN are true horror fans who have a real love for the genre and set out to show that love with this movie.

The Bad:
Passion only gets you so far and despite the obvious affection the people involved have for horror this movie was a mess. The alien abduction angle seemed really unnecessary and was never explained to my satisfaction. There also was no explanation for why the character of Mark came back from his abduction as a murderous lunatic. And if he was able to implant alien thingamobs into people while they were alive then what the hell was the point of his murdering everyone he came across other than to give the filmmakers an opportunity to engage in some mindless gore?

The Ugly
The acting in this movie was at a nearly THE ROOM level. It was just terrible and all of the scenes were awkward and clunky as hell.

Final Verdict: A decent budget, a more focused script, a capable director and actual human beings who could act would have made ALMOST HUMAN almost watchable.

Grade: D-

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