An Average Movie-Goer’s Review
No spoilers! If you would like spoilers – check out the Spoiler post
I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.
Today we’re looking at 2021’s Deadware
When two friends catch up over a video call, they learn another mutual friend’s disappearance may be tied to a mysterious point-and-click horror game.
Is Deadware Scary?
Deadware has a couple of jumpscares and one or two tense moments but it never gets to the point of being a “scary” movie. Unfortunately, the low budget of the film is detrimental to a few scenes which causes the scares to feel a bit more silly than anything else.
In the end, you won’t leave Deadware scared of much unless you remember the days you had to pay for internet by the minute.
Deadware No Spoiler Review:
Deadware is good, sure some of the scares aren’t really effective because of the low budget but the other aspects of the film make up for it. The acting, dialogue, story, and the fact that the movie is only slightly longer than an hour all help its case. That’s not to say those aspects are perfect, some dialogue is cringy, some acting is a bit over the top, and the story can be predictable.
Tying the “main antagonist” to real mythology and making it revolve around a game that feels like it could be real is always a plus in my book. But don’t expect the entire movie to revolve around just the game, the characters at the center of it all have a good reason to be our main ‘protagonists’.
Overall I would recommend Deadware especially since at just over an hour it’s not much of an investment and the scares are tame enough that even those easily frightened would enjoy it.
Stuff to Ignore
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