Director – Abe Goldfarb
Starring – Maine Anders (Nefertitty in Space, Yule a Go-Go), Rosebud, and Brian Silliman (Orange is the New Black, Blue Bloods)
Release Date – 2018
Rating – 2/5
Horror is such a vast genre and the possibilities are endless. I’ve seen some amazing horror films over the years. Some had stories unlike anything I had seen before while others hashed together different ideas from other movies. I don’t care how they got their ideas. I just want to see a good movie.
Sometime ago I was approached to review the new horror fantasy film The Horror at Gallery Kay. I had no idea what the film was about but I’m always curious to check out something different and I’m glad that Horror Society was considered among the first few to check out this unique film.
**Spoiler Alert**The film follows two young ladies who is getting relationship counseling after they start drifting apart. Things were perfect for the young couple until they went to a private showing at Gallery Kay. Since then one of them has been acting different and distances herself from the other but still very much loves her.
The counselor is trying to listen to their problems but learns of a curious train ride they were a part of when things changed. Then the counselor receives a phone call and is forced to go to the gallery where all this started with the young couple and learn that there is a world hidden with their own and an ancient presence has been revealed.**Spoiler Alert**
I like all horror for the most part and can find redeeming qualities in almost any horror flick but sometimes a movie just isn’t for me. It doesn’t make it a bad movie but one I just didn’t get into.
The acting in this one is fantastic. The entire cast is phenomenal and work perfectly together. Their characters are well written and they do an amazing job bringing them to life. This horror flick wont be for everyone but the cast is still mesmerizing to watch.
The story for this one has so much potential but is lost somewhere in the scenes. The film moves along on the words of each scene and not with the actions of the cast. The film is very dialogue rich which makes for a unique film but a slow one. The story is a rich one and visually seeing it unfold before our very eyes would have been more entertaining that hearing others talk about what they saw. The movie moved at a snails pace and tried my patience.
Finally, The film isn’t that bloody or gory but does have a few scenes with some blood. The gags take place off screen but does have a little of the red (black) stuff. The effects are minimal but effective. Overall, The Horror at Gallery Kay is a well acted and stunning film that has a solid story but delivered in a way that I did not find entertaining. If you like unique horror films with broad stories you may want to check this one out.