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It's here, it's here, it's here, hot damn, it's here! The much-anticipated follow-up to Shreco Bakari's Isolation exceeds all expectations and crafts a fine pint of nightmare fuel sprinkled with a dash of comedic relief. Shreco has proven time and time again that he is a wizard of the horror genre and is destined to one day put James Wan out of business. Where big-time directors say "we need CGI, such-and-such can't be done", Shreco says "hold my beer" and finds a way.
The film takes a new approach, making the first half feel like a lost Unsolved Mysteries episode. Then we dive into the found footage, only to be shocked and terrified all over again as the film takes a sinister turn.
Carnage was co-directed by Shreco Bakari and Eryn Murphy, both of whom have solidified their status as more than capable directors, executing the film with precision and intellect. I'm already looking forward to Eryn's next directorial project and you all know I remain on tiptoes looking for Shreco's next film.
The visual effects were brilliantly done. Emily Temeyer is a talented young lady and should be proud of her accomplishments. Her work looks just as good as the big-time productions. She worked on Bloody Mary as well, and her work here is just as impressive.
Many of the actors in this film were beginners but they were directed and coached so well that they came off as actors who had been in the profession for a few years. Usually when you see a first-time actor, it can be obvious, sometimes even painfully obvious. But everyone in this film was believable and fantastic. Here's to hoping they pursue more acting roles and perfect their talents.
In conclusion, I can't say enough good things about Carnage. Once again, Shreco keeps me wanting more. The man knows how to keep his fans coming back for more and he is an absolute master at the art of the cliffhanger. Will there be a third chapter in the Isolation saga? There's no telling, but if there is you can bet I'll be right here to review it. I give Carnage a 4 out of 4.
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