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The Resort (2021)

Overview

Four friends head to Hawaii to investigate reports of a haunting at an abandoned resort in hopes of finding the infamous Half-Faced Girl. When they arrive, they soon learn you should be careful what you wish for.
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Incluvie Movie Critiques


Jennifer Pike-Cruz
September 13, 2021
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'The Resort': Five Perfect Minutes and Countless Missed Opportunities

The climax of The Resort (2021) does everything right. The scene uses a well-executed blend of CGI and practical effects and features two gruesome, memorable deaths. While many low budget horror films use quick cuts and evasive editing to distract viewers from poor effects, here, the camera lingers confidently on the horrific imagery. Every element of the climax works. The editing is disorienting. The suspense is tangible. Even the color palette is vivid with intense reds and blues. As a stand-alone short film, this scene could win prizes. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie is a disappointing bunch of missed opportunities. Despite taking inspiration from a genuinely frightening source—urban exploration—outside of its clever climax, The Resort misses nearly every opportunity to be scary. This is too bad since the exploration of abandoned sites serves as the basis of so much excellent horror: movies like Grave Encounters, web series like
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Four friends head to Hawaii to investigate reports of a haunting at an abandoned resort in hopes of finding the infamous Half-Faced Girl. When they arrive, they soon learn you should be careful what you wish for.

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Genre:Horror
Directed By:Taylor Chien
Written By:Taylor Chien
In Theaters:4/30/2021
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Runtime:75 minutes
Studio:Double Down Pictures

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