Movie Review: ‘Elves’

Review by Monique Thompson

When a group of friends discover ancient elves locked in a cursed chest, they unknowingly unleash their wrath on the world. It’s a race against time to survive the elves’ wrath before Christmas ends.

As if the Truth or Dare movie wasn’t enough, an Indie film had to go and take a stab at an almost equivalent basis, minus the Christmas-y feel with the elves. Now Indie film is one of my favorite genres, for the simple fact that is has produced a lot of decent and quality films, without the backing of these big name distributors/production/budgets. Unfortunately, Elves just doesn’t do it for me.

In a nutshell, anytime one of these sinister elves appear, they trick your mind into believing you should do some type of horrible act, whether you’re killing yourself or someone else. Once you’re being controlled by the elves, you see others with this “Snapchat –looking” warped smile; the exact same smile as in Truth or Dare.

Elves happened to be one of those films I decided to sit through to the end, not because it was good, but because I was just curious to see if it would get any worse. While the video quality was at least clear, the special effects were not and the acting was frightful. The good thing is it’s only 80-minutes so it isn’t dreadfully long if you decide to suffer through like me. At least the pain won’t endure for long.

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