Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Movie Review: Animals Among Us
In Animals Among Us, a camp is set to reopen 15 years after two campers are killed, but something still lingers in the woods.
In a genre filled with SyFy channel schlock Animals Among us genuinely rises above and brings the audience something new. I personally hate phrases like “subverted expectations” because it is usually just pretentious pabulum, but this film REALLY DOES subvert expectations. This is a Bigfoot film that includes found footage (sparingly and with good reason) that includes a lot of meta references and comments that are done so well that it never takes you out of the film or feels forced.
Everything you want and expect from a good horror movie is there but done in a slightly different way. It is a genuinely original story and absolutely worth watching. I know that at this point I tell you that there are spoilers and all that but I am going to end the review here because anything I can say could ruin the experience. Just go see this movie and enjoy it, I guarantee you’ll enjoy it if you sit all the way through it.
(Review by Jason McLean)