Howl – Good, Bad & Ugly Review


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 63% (Critics) / 86% (Audience)
Directed By: Paul Hyett
Written By: Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler
Starring: Elliot Cowan, Rosie Day, Calvin Dean
Studio: Starchild Pictures
Synopsis: When passengers on a train are attacked by a creature, they must band together in order to survive until morning. – (Source)

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The Good:
I really liked the tension that was built up by having the passengers trapped on the non-moving train. Also thought all of the characters were really fleshed out so that I was invested in whether they died or not.

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The Bad:
Some of the effects were rough but not distractingly so and you have to give a certain amount of leeway in that area for low budget indie films like this one is.

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The Ugly:
Didn’t really love the ending for this movie. it just felt hugely underwhelming to me especially after how much I enjoyed everything up to that point.

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Final Verdict: A fun horror film that revels in its innate B-movieness. Even though the ending left something to be desired, the movie overall was hugely satisfying and well worth a watch.

Grade: B

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