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USA 2015
produced by
Jason A. Covey (executive), Matthew A. Peters (executive) for Mad Angel Films
directed by Matthew A. Peters
starring Ryan Santiago, Wayne W. Johnson, Charity Buckbee, Mark Joseph Peek, Joe Cappelli, Cristina DiCarlo, David J. Plescia, Christina Dixon Reeves, Janine Caswell, Mariah Joyce, Steve Handzel, Steven Fletcher, Gina Petronella, Edward J. Saunders, Greta Volkova, Melissa A. Seelman, Jason A. Covey, James S. Cacciatore, Jamie Morgan, Patricia Rodriguez, Martha Hampshire, Maci Harrington, Joy Canfield, Shawn Uebele, Shannon Cook, Alex Bell, Patrick Regan, Bryan Cerny, Leanne Seda, Ian Stedman, Regina Internicola, Brandon Ferraro, Jarvis Bullis, Hailey Bassett, Regina Ajtai, Issaiah Vergara, Ulric Henry, Nate Taylor
written by Jason A. Covey, Matthew A. Peters, music by Rich Fortuna

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Ever since the death of his girlfriend Sarah (Janine Caswell) in a car accident, Jake (Ryan Santiago) has fallen into a deep depression, a depression his sister Tila (Charity Buckbee) is determined to get him out of by inviting him to a camping trip with her, her boyfriend Chad (Mark Joseph Peek), his best friend Brad (Joe Cappelli) and Brad's girlfriend Beth (Cristina DiCarlo) - their destination being the hometown of their grandfather (David J. Plescia), now a ghost town after an unspeakable tragedy has happened. Now what they don't know is that a gang of hooded figure led by powerful warlock Merlock (Wayne W. Johnson) roam the countryside, killing campers left and right to open one of the seven Gates of Hell. Searching his ancestors' place Jake finds his grandfather's journal and learns that he too has lost a loved one but tried to bring her back, which gives him an idea. Soon enough, Jake's friends drop like flies, killed by the hooded figures, and Tila is abducted - and now Jake has to spring into action, even if that means fighting his way through not only the local hooded figures but also the zombies his resurrection ritual has raised. But all that said, Jake has a terrible secret of his own that might make him appear in a less than heroic light ...


A remake of the same director's Brackish from 2007, this film is a definite improvement over the earlier movie on a technical level and shows a more refined filmmaker at work. Narratively it's more a variation on its predecessor, taking over many a dialogue pretty much verbatim, but adding quite a few edges to the narration - especially the new ending/reveal sure packs a punch.


Taken by its own terms, the new Brackish is a fun blend of slasher, backwoods horror, and witchcraft flick, with suspense and jump scares in all the right places, some properly macabre bits, and as mentioned above, an ending/reveal that sure packs a punch. Now sure, the film might not exactly be the re-invention of the wheel, but it's very enjoyable genre entertainment nevertheless.


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