Movie Review: ‘The Snare’

Review by Monique

Three friends head to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force.

For surely, not a good start for indie horror flicks for the year. THE SNARE, based in the UK, is one of those films you’ll have to watch a second time, maybe even a third, before it even starts to make sense. Alice, Carl, and Lizzy are three friends that decide to go to a seafront apartment to spend the holiday, only for weird things to stay happening in the home. What should have been a weekend of crazy sex and drunken shenanigans, turns into the trio battling a mysterious paranormal spirit. While it seems like this should be a pretty good thriller, it ends up being a dud for me.

One of the hardest things to overlook are the transition scenes that last entirely too long. At one point, it almost seems as if the screen is stuck, sitting for almost 10 seconds on what looks like a stock beachfront photo. Quite honestly it just didnt match with anything in the film.

Then comes the acting, which really isn’t that bad, but still not believable. The random sex scenes are also very odd and quite frankly unnecessary.

All in all, not impressed.

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