Supernatural Horror Film Exeter

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I'm not sure what drew me to Exeter. But what ever it was, I'm pleased at the outcome. Exeter does a fantastic job of establishing a tone and sticking with it. As Exeter is a straight up horror film, well technically its a Supernatural Horror film. Though the exact nature of whats going down was a little confusing and a couple of the actors were a tad inconstant with their deliveries, overall I liked this film. Probably more than I should have if I'm to be completely honest. Than again, I never claimed to have refined tastes.

Exeter opens with a woman, shooting up right before blowing her brains out. We're then treated to the history of Exeter School of the Feeble Minded. Which treated children with mental and behavioral problems... in an
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There's a revenge twist to it that makes little sense and it's inclusion does cause the film to suffer a bit. But it's delivered well enough that it feels forced. Ham-handed is the best way for me to describe the end of the film. That said the post credit scene does salvage a lot of it.

What I liked were the teens, who honestly look way to old for their roles. But that sort of comes with the territory. Brittany Curran is by far and away my favorite actor in this film. But the other two notable actors are Michael Ormsby, who came off a bit like a Jason Mews knock off at times and Stephen Lang, who is always a delight.

What really sells this film is the atmosphere created by the location. As it was shot on location, all be it not in an actual haunted build. But was filmed in the state that it was found in. Which really works wonders for this film creating a very tense and spooky backdrop, one that the actors and story could have capitalized on a bit more.

Final thoughts, I like it and I do recommend it. But you also need to be willing to kind of turn of you mind a bit to really get into it. I was aided by a couple of cold beers and it was a wonderful experience. One that I might try to recreate.
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