Friday, 6 July 2012

Horror Review: The Divide (2012)

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Apocalyptic films are nothing new but that doesn't mean they aren't entertaining. With "The Divide" we have a gritty, disturbing, uncomfortable film and it truly makes for great viewing.

I stumbled upon this film by chance, it's certainly a film that has been spread by word of mouth. I'm quite surprised the studio didn't do more to advertise it. The up-side with lack of advertisement is you go in with very low expectations which I always try to have in most cases.

First off I want to give kudos to the entire cast, every single one of them acted their asses off and it paid off, especially for the viewer who gets to watch it. My favourite was veteran actor Michael Biehn but I don't want to take away anything from any actor, they all out did themselves.

With the mixture of characters it makes the cast seem realistic which truly helps. The dialogue between everyone is outstanding and Director Xavier Gens is a man who has a very bright future in this genre, you may know of his other films like "Frontier(s)".

Yes the film has a few plot-holes but don't let that deter you away from what I believe to be one of the best films of the sub-genre, if not the best! There are a few little twists and you're left with a few questions which I always like, it's good to be left with a little mystery. It is a slow starter but be patient, you will be rewarded.

I would recommend this film to any Horror fan, but be warned it isn't for the easily disturbed or queasy, remember there are things you can't un-see!

If you want to see "The Divide" trailer then just click on the video below:

Miscellaneous facts about the film:

Melissa George, Seann William Scott, Robert Patrick and Raphaƫl Personnaz were originally going to star in this project.

Shooting was delayed in part by the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which paralyzed air travel between Europe and North America.

The film was shot in chronological sequence.

The production hired a nutritionist who started the actors on a diet plan.

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