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Way Of The Wicked (2014/Image DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: D

Kevin Carraway's Way of the Wicked (2014) is a forgettable and un-original indie horror/supernatural thriller that was forgotten about as soon as it was released. Fading stars Christian Slater and Vinnie Jones do their best to salvage what is a terrible screenplay and a bland flick from frame one to end. The film can't escape the low production value and the similarities to many other films in the same genre. The ending is also a predictable yawn, which could have been the one thing to save the film.

When he was a child, Robbie (Jake Croker) tried to defend his friend Heather (Emily Tennant) from bullying classmates. The attempt ended with one of the bullies dying. Robbie possesses demonic powers that are very similar to Carrie (or an evil Sith Lord from Star Wars.) Years later, Robbie has returned to town and is keen on befriending Heather again, much to the ire of her classmate Greg (Aren Buchholz). However, Robbie is also at the center of several strange deaths where every victim had an altercation of some sort with Robbie prior to their deaths. Henry (Christian Slater), a defrocked priest, is convinced that Robbie is the Anti-Christ and is set on convincing John Elliott (Vinnie Jones), Heather's father, that Robbie is to blame for everything. Of course, Robbie is a rough and touch Mohawk sporting, leather jacket wearing badass that convinces Heather that he's the good idea, painting her Father to look like a jerk - even though he is just trying to protect her. Daddy knows best in this yawn of a film.

Picture and sound on the disc are standard for the format and nothing to write home back presented in standard definition in an anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 aspect ratio from the digital source it was shot on. The film has no color scheme for style really, just a standard production look - another thing that could have helped elevate it to be more than just another boring horror entry. The sound is also standard for the disc with a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track.

No extras on the disc with the exception of Scene Selections.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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