Have you ever eaten your own words?
After all, that’s one of the things you have to accept in this era of trailers and news. We are asked to make rash decisions on one or two pieces of put together footage and sometimes, our opinion comes out wrong. A film that looks brilliant could leave you hollow and broken inside (cough, Spring Breakers, cough) whilst a downright awful film could lift your spirits by being well executed and greatly done. With Judas Ghost, after one trailer I thought I had it pegged and after a lot of criticism, I did the harshest thing - I narrowed my mind as I went into the film.
Fortunately, I was heavily mistaken and Simon Pearce directs a triumph for independent low budget horrors.
You see, reading that it’s pretty easy to see why I came to my conclusion that this film is naff. After all, in this day and age, it’s truly difficult to bring a horror film to success on a small budget that isn’t riddled with the amount of clichés. Yet with the insurgence of intellect with the genre, including impeccable films such as The Babadook and It Follows, it’s clear that low budgets often gift films with more imagination and exploration. Judas Ghost is a definitely incredible feat that sees Pearce’s wield his skill upon developing the story and accruing amazing shots as the film flows greatly. Judas Ghost is terrifying and has stellar effects despite the lowly budget. It effectively creeps and shocks, even after viewing. It really works and Pearce should be congratulated on the whomping fete he has done to make an epic horror movie.
This is a great example of why low budget films are important and why you should throw your support behind the talents of people who put in to. Pearce’s film is a great exploration of effective horror drama and the power of cinema that takes you into the dark heart of cinema. The director, producer and screenwriter definitely showcases with Judas Ghost how much hard work he put in in bringing it to life which earns him another star across his name. It’s grim and haunting with some truly good performances at the core of it. A must see for horror movies, Judas Ghost is a triumph for horror and indie film.
What Do You Think?
Is this a great horror movie?
Will you be watching ?
Judas Ghost is out on DVD and VOD now!