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Goblin (2011/Lionsgate DVD)


Picture: B-     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Feature: B+



Long ago in the village of Hollow Glen, the villagers threw their diseased items into the fire to 'purify' the evil, but when a witch's baby is thrown into the fire the witch placed a terrible curse on the people of Hollow Glen, that no child will be safe on Halloween there.  Out of the ashes a Goblin appears, immortal and unkillable, once a day out of the year on Halloween eve he appears to take the lives of any child... and of anyone who gets in his way in Goblin.
Nikki is just on another boring family vacation with her family, her father, mother, and her little brother, but little do they know of the curse on Hollow Glen until it's too late.  What they thought was only a story to scare people turns out to be real, and what was thought to be a prank turns suddenly deadly serious as the Goblin begins to hunts them down one by one, but it turns out the Sheriff of the town lost his own boy to the Goblin, and has now kidnapped Nikki's brother in attempt to make a 'deal' with the goblin.  Their only hopes lies in the town drunk, who says he know how to break the goblin curse.
What I thought was going to be another horror flick, the story wasn't as bad as usual as usually, a bunch of ignorant or clueless teenagers find themselves suddenly being tortured and killed by some gruesome being, this film was a bit different.  It set up the characters first and then the true horror began, they had all the chances to escape or run away, but by the time they realize it wasn't just a story it was too late.  Now their only hope lies in finding some way to kill the un-killable creature. The Goblin's CGI animation itself was well done, it stalks the characters, suddenly appearing and disappearing, standing in the dark, waiting... for the kill.  Now you can see for yourself.



-   Ricky Chiang


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