But don't take my word for it - knock yourself out. There were also continuity errors as well; one scene where the guy found the elf doll it was snowing behind him then as the camera angle changed the snow was gone but it magically returned as the camera angle changed again. Nothing really memorable here and there are so many better movies of this subject matter in the horror genre, you're better off checking those out or just re watching them. Instead they simply get in their car and drive away leaving the man to perish, I guess. Horrific darks and glaring lights. All streaming links will be submitted by visitors using a comment section. Found too many of the supposedly shocking moments not surprising or scary and the atmosphere dreary, due to the excessive obviousness, a lot of dumb and vague moments and explanations and the lack of tension and suspense.
The little bugger is pretty useless at his job. When the pair arrive home, Nick is shocked to see the elf doll sitting on a shelf there. The characters were one-dimensional cardboard cut outs that had no personalities and were portrayed by actors whom seemed not to buy into the movie themselves. Nothing freaky or interesting, no development and too derivative, while everything is unimaginative and are more odd than scary, completely failing to show any sense of dread. I don't normally write reviews especially negative ones but this film was just frustrating to watch. The Pikchure Zero Entertainment production stars Natassia Halabi, Lassiter Holmes and Les Best.
There is honestly nothing good about this movie except the storyline had potential until this crew of film production school dropouts got their bumbling hands on it. The sound mixing isn't the film only issue. The cinematography is beyond amateur, and the camera operator should have been fired or shot! That it was low-budget, which from frequent personal experience is rarely a good sign due to that there are so many poor ones out there though there are decent to good ones as well , made me though apprehensive. The story- which is completely void of any potential whatsoever- has no narrative structure; is poorly developed and riddled with plot holes. Flash forward to the present and pair of pretty people—flop haired and stubbly Nick Gabriel Miller and his overly botoxed fiancé Victoria Natassia Halabi rummage their way though an antique store. Nothing, and I do mean literally nothing, had happened in the 35 minutes. We then follow Nick and Victoria home where they encounter a man who has just been in a car accident.
Even the more action-orientated moments go on for a lifetime, one in particular sees a character being stalked in a small garage by the doll. We never upload any files or allow movie streaming from our site. The Elf can be best compared to the modern-day Puppet Master movies rather than the Chucky films. He visits it with his fiancé Victoria Natassia Halabi where he discovers an elf doll sealed in a chest. Especially the editing, some of the worst ever with more continuity errors than one can count. Do people actually make money from films like this?? The music seemed to overpower the mumbling dialogue to the point where I couldn't even follow what was happening throughout the film. Filled with inconsistencies, contrivances, and illogical actions, with bewildered characters drifting through scenes and situations which negate earlier moments and sometimes never receive any clarification at all, the plot drops in front of the viewer like a discreditable lump of wet clay formed into a vague, and barely discernible, shape.
Stay well clear of this movie! Either that or he's under the mistaken impression that this constitutes method acting. I can't think of what to write it's so bad apart from avoid this film unless you like torture which is what this film is. After inheriting an old toy shop, he discovers a cursed elf doll sealed inside an ancient chest with a naughty list of his family's names written on it. A lot of 'The Elf' has really dull and going nowhere plot elements and often nonsensical and confusing character motivations, while too many of the things to make you shocked are far from creative or unsettling. The elf of the title is a small doll approximately the size of a man's fist, who wields a miniature knife the length of a sewing needle.
For a second early on I thought it might get interesting but the pacing and build is just so odd that even that falls flat. Those hoping for at least some suspense in regards to the elf doll will be extremely disappointed. All the characters are too sketchy and with cardboard thin and colourless personalities and with nowhere near enough to make one want to endear to them. I have no idea what all that nonsense about being able to remove a name from the list was about and after trying to find a plot explanation on wikipedia - and ultimately discovering that the movie in not even worthy of an entry on the website - I'm still not really sure how the movie was even resolved. There's nothing scary about it. He soon discovers that the elf was an evil conduit meant to unleash a supernatural killing spree during the Christmas Holidays by whomever set it free. And despite only having suffered through 35 minutes, then I can in all honesty say that I am not returning to finish it ever.
A waste of 90 mins of my life. It's supposed to be a horror but I spent more time laughing. The direction is leaden, got the sense their heart was not in it, and the music is ill-fitting. And also when the couple was having a conversation about the elf doll in their home, the woman's shirt was alternating between being pulled up or down as the camera angle changed. I even try adjusting my audio settings but that didn't change anything. I heard about this movie because I am a big fan of killer doll movies.
My only advice to the director would be to go back to square one, brush up on basics, watch movies, learn how to tell a cohesive story, cast actors in your film not people you know or people who are just around that day at the bus stop , then and most importantly, hire an editor and edit your movie. And there is no gore whatsoever did that one girl puke out of her neck. . But I would be more sorry if anyone misconstrued this review as anything but negative and had the unfortunate luck of experiencing what I just saw. While the acting is awful across the entire board. Bad acting, bad directing, bad editing, awful props and effects, absolutely no thought in set design and no story development to speak of, this amateurish film is a waste of time. I'm a huge fan of low budget horror flicks but this tried to take itself way to seriously its a movie about a killer elf doll.