Freakdog (Red Mist)
(Unrated, 1:25:29, Released 2008)
|Genres:||Drama, Horror, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Release Date:||Feb 10, 2009|
|DVD Release Date:||Feb 10, 2009|
|Starring:||Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Carter, Martin Compston, Stephen Dillane, Andrew Lee Potts, MyAnna Buring|
|Directed by:||Paddy Breathnach|
|Synopsis:||Shrooms director Paddy Breathnach returns to terrify horror hounds with this supernatural shocker about a dangerous loner who falls into a deep coma, and travels out of body to seek revenge against his tormentors. Kenneth Chisholm is a depraved hospital janitor with a penchant for snapping voyeuristic cell phone pictures. One night, while out at a local bar, a group of trainee medical students work up the courage to confront the sleazy shutterbug. Devastated, Kenneth suffers from an epileptic fit and falls into a deep coma. Later, when remorseful trainee Catherine Thomas attempts to revive Kenneth by administering an experimental drug cocktail designed especially for coma patients, she inadvertently sets off a horrifying series of events that will put the lives of both herself and her fellow students in grave danger. As a result, Kenneth is jolted into an out of body state that allows him to enter the bodies of his enemies and manipulate them into doing his bloody bidding. But who can you turn to for help when the person you always counted on could be possessed by a madman? When anyone can be the killer, no one can be trusted. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi|
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November 10, 2013
It's difficult to describe how bad Red Mist really is. But let's just say this is one of those movies that you'll probably find at the bottom of the DVD remainder bin or gloss over on Netflix without feigning much interest in watching. That's probably for the best.
The story primarily plays out like a "I Know What You Did in Med School" with a paranormal twist. A group of medical interns get carried away one night with drugs and alcohol and decide to play a prank on creepy loner Kenneth by giving him a hefty mix of these toxins. To their surprise (and keep in mind these are supposed to be med students who should be educated in the outcome of overdosing and mixing drugs and alcohol), Kenneth falls into a deep coma. Terrified for their futures, they make a pact to swear they had nothing to do with it. Soon enough, one by one they're all slaughtered, as Kenneth starts having out of body experiences by possessing other people to do his murderous bidding.
If this premise alone doesn't sound ridiculous/cliched enough to detract you, think about watching the dumbest and least interesting characters parade around trying to figure out what you already have. Or having to sit through botchy medical science. Or very lame and poorly constructed kill scenes. Or a really slow paced film devoid of anything suspenseful or scary. Needless to say, do not watch.
June 25, 2010
This could have been so much better. Nice idea but on a tight budget, and thin plot lines it doesn't live up to potential. I thought Arielle Kebbel being in this might be a good sign, but it's not up to the usual quality of films she is in.
I also have to add I really don't understand why they try to Americanise this film? It was obvious to me this was made in the UK, Northern Ireland, so why not set it there? Why try to make out it's a small town in America? Only for those who don't mind low budget horrors.
April 18, 2010
Eh, nothing new. Usual back of posing, vapid medical students are taken care of one by one through "strange" circumstances. The type of film where you are rooting for the bad guy since no one else is likable. Some nice stylistic flourishes help elevate things.
October 26, 2009
June 3, 2009
Boring and slow and not much of a idea.Seen it all before and better.Keep clear of this one.Watch Jason goes to hell a much better and fun ride to watch..
August 17, 2009
This medical thriller which also goes by the title Freakdog tells the story of a group of medical students who plays a prank on a somewhat emotionally-troubled man (Kenneth) by inviting him to a bar and getting him drunk. Not knowing that (Kenneth) was epileptic, the combination of alcohol and drug sends him to a coma. Desperate not to get themselves involved in the crime, the group leaves Kenneth on the road until someone brought him to the hospital for treatment. Kate, guilty of what they have done, thought that she could help Kenneth's condition by injecting him with a "wonder-drug". Little does she know that the said drug only made matters worse, as her friends were mysteriously murdered one at a time.
Really interesting plot. Never expected that the paranormal and medical science has a connection (if anything in this movie was true). I liked the gore and the acting too. Worth checking out.
fb555928095April 20, 2013
Laughable at best (and not intentionally), Red Mist follows a bunch of jerko medical students who accidentally put a friend in a coma, only to have his spirit begin to seek vengeance on them. Bad acting, an uninspired plot, and no really memorable death scenes makes Red Mist a pass unless you just have nothing else to watch.
fb677587177July 22, 2012
There is absolutely nothing unique about this movie. Nothing at all. And not only that, but the effects are terrible and really the whole thing is just laughably bad. I only bothered to keep watching it because I like Arielle Kebbel, but I shouldn't have bothered. In fact, I only rated this two stars because it was so bad it was comical.
December 31, 2011
Certainly was not expecting much going in, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Sort of 'Carrie' meets 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' meets 'Anatomy', but taken a bit more seriously.
Plenty of flaws include some questionable acting, issues with pacing, a mediocre script and a somewhat rehashed plot line, but it manages to stay a step ahead of your standard B-list direct to DVD horror film. Alot of its success lies in its lighting and cinematography. It creates a real mood of darkness and claustrophobia, and never quite lets the viewer get comfortable.
As I said, the plot isn't terribly original, but it does put an interesting spin on the haunting/telekinetic angle. The score is a plus, as its subtle and unconventional, but does not overpower. It does spiral a bit out of control towards the end, as the first half of the film slowly builds, and then rushes into a frenzied and somewhat chaotic 3rd act.
Definitely nothing spectacular, but it does manage a few scares/jumps, and creates a general feeling of unease. I don't get all these mega-negitave reviews. Sure it isn't fantastic, but considering where horror films are today, this is certainly an above average low-budget horror flick.
July 31, 2009
Oh brother. 17 year old party bimbo girls with M.D.'s. It took an hour to get past the jocko-homo-asshole high school clique style posturing to the more interesting part of the premise. One for the teenage, Paris Hilton idolizing, Survivor series viewing crowd. Where's Ted Bundy when you need him? The guy in the coma simply wasn't working quickly enough. If you identified with the med students, please drink a bottle of Jaggermeister drop some Ecstasy, and go play in traffic.
July 29, 2009
This movie was predictable and cliche. Not bad if you are all about the gore factor, but not really strong on plot. Rich kids hurt a "lesser" kid, dump his body, he ends up in a coma, girl feels bad and tries to help, he possesses people and kills the kids responsible, conscience girl ends up in a mental facility "possessed" by the dead kid that she helped but into a coma.
June 13, 2009
Red Mist (Freakdog) has to be one of the best movies to come out of 09 so far. Ok so the plot is based around this group of medical students who go out to party one night, and while partying decide to humiliate a loser by making him do a Freakdog. After he does it he collapses and the students rather than risk losing future employment or their current scholarships decide to just drop him off outside of the hospital. The next morning they find he's in a coma and soon guilt takes over one and she injects him with an experimental drug that is supposed to bring coma patients back. Well it brings him back, just not in the way that she had imagined. Soon he is taking form of all of her friends and picking them off one by one can she stop him before he gets his revenge on them all? I know it may sound a bit done, but this movie was all original. The way that the plot played out was perfect, and a nice twist from the stereotypical possession movies that we've been seeing a lot of lately. Starting with the acting, you get great performances from the entire lead cast. And a reasonably good performance from Sarah Carter who made a nice comeback after that disaster of a performance from Skin Walkers. Gore, you get a ton of the red stuff in this one, arm and wrist cutting, someone beaten to death, guts, someone being brutally run over by a car, and a really cool chemical swallowing seen. Soundtrack, a decent score. Not anything memorable, but nothing to awful. Two problems with this one, problem number one the poster, can we say generic? Problem number two the name change at last minute. Ok I don't know about a lot of you, but I have been waiting to see this one for quite a while and for the longest time the name was Freakdog. Then out of no where they change it to Red Mist. I don't even know were they got the title, I think they just pulled it out of the sky because it has nothing to do with the movie. Bottom line even with a couple of marketing flaws, Red Mist (Freakdog) is still a great supernatural slasher film that delivers in most if not all aspects. I say if you haven't already go check this one out.
March 21, 2009
Released as Red Mist, this is the story of the typically troubled loner who is accidentally killed when a prank by the cool kids goes bad. He of course wreaks bloody revenge on them by possessing various people from out of his coma, it's somewhat engaging but seems familiar at the same time.
Worth a rental or a cable viewing.