Horror/Mystery | 2018 | 33 min |
Written and directed by Andrew J. D. Robinson
Films dealing with sensitive subjects can be tricky to pull off. There has to be a subtle approach as the way you do things, because audiences don’t want to feel like they’re being preached to throughout the entire of the film. There’s also the added pressure of trying to get the message across. The Becky Carmichael Fan Club deals with these aspects well, but you can’t help but feel it didn’t full utilised its potential.
The film is well-made, well-acted, and has its twists. However, for a horror film, it has little to no scares; it deals with cyber-bullying, and really could have been shocking in the way it told its message. However, it seems as if the filmmakers seemed like they were afraid to go full-on horror, and as a result, it sadly lacks in the horror department.
What it is though, is very good drama, and tells us how the world is scary around us. Even though we think we’re shielded on the web, this is not the case; and the film takes an interesting approach as to how it wants to tell you what the world is really like.
The Becky Carmichael Fan Club is a very good drama film; it’s just not a very good horror film, and if it could have found a balance between the two, it would have taken it up to a different level.
*** out of *****
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