The Unkindness of Ravens

2016

Action / Drama / Horror

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67%
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 293

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Reviewed by jon_dolan2000 9 / 10

The Raven warriors are coming for your eyes

I took a chance a couple of years ago by throwing a few quid on Kickstarter on a spooky looking film called "Lord Of Tears". This was one of the best things I did as it was exactly the sort of atmospheric horror/ghost story that I've wanted for a long time. When I saw the campaign for this follow up film there was no hesitation in adding to the funding. Today I received my copy......

Like Lord Of Tears/The Owlman there's a very isolated feel to the film. The protagonist spends the majority of the film alone in a cottage surrounded by bleak misty hills, fields and forests. It's established that he's an ex soldier living rough. We learn over the course of the film just how much of a toll Afghanistan took on him. He's dealing with PTSD from the things he saw and experienced. The titular Ravens soon appear to torment and push him into madness. He ends up dragged into a living hell where the Ravens have claimed other damaged soldiers. Unfortunately these have already suffered the tortures of the Raven warriors (who have a penchant for eye removal). From this point he either has to face his demons or remain trapped in their realm.

It's an intelligent film with a lot to say about how the experiences of war can affect our troops. It's easy to see the Raven warriors as a metaphor for the creeping depression that can so easily take hold of men and women who've seen the unspeakable horrors of war. The Ravens themselves are visually imposing and an excellent design for the film.

It has a vibe of the original Wicker Man due to it's surroundings and gentle music (another high point). I also got the feel of one of the old BBC Christmas Ghost stories whilst watching it (but that's more me than the film as it's that time of year). It's a film that will stay with me for a couple of days and probably deserves multiple watches to let it all soak in.

There's a definite talent and vision behind The Owlman and The Unkindness Of Ravens which is sadly lacking in today's horror industry. Thank god for Lawrie Brewster and Sarah Daly for their atmospheric, haunting and creepy productions. I can't wait to see what they come up with next.

Reviewed by Chocolatemountain21 8 / 10

Much better than Lord of Tears!

I did like Lord of Tears and gave it 6 out of 10 but there is simply no comparison with The Unkindness of Ravens. Lord of Tears showed potential but the latest movie to come from director Lawrie Brewster shows that he got his act together with the issues that film had.

The acting is utterly intense and the pace is insane especially in the last half. I don't think I've actually seen an indie horror put someone through so such hell since perhaps A Serbian Film! I'd compare The Unkindness of Ravens to The Evil Dead with parts reminding me of Phantasm. If that doesn't make much sense it's because there is not many films as strange as this.

Some of the scenes are graphic and at times I had to look away as I have a thing about eyes... and so does this movie. It also made me feel for the character and the problems are vets come home with. You really care for him. Most important for me was that it didn't have a cop out ending - but an epic finale, won't say more than that.

Another plus is that they got the guy from Lord of Tears with the beard who I thought was really good.

Lord of Tears had me on the fence, but The Unkindness of Ravens seals the deal.

Reviewed by glyptoteque 6 / 10

Not as creepy as Lord Of Tears

Hmm, contributed ( although meagerly) to this project, and I must admit I had hoped for a slightly better outcome. I felt a bit underwhelmed by this as opposed to Lord of Tears, which was a superior film in my opinion. The same sense of desolation and hopelessness is definitely present, but what is lacking here is the intangible sense of dread. When you choose to display the enemy so frequently, much of the uncanny and the creepy loose its impact, I felt there was such an over-saturation of the raven-men, that it became boring. In Lord Of Tears, the creature was used sparingly, appearing now and then to utter prophecies of doom, but here the raven- men is used to so such an effect that they almost cancel themselves out as figments of horror and madness and instead becoming mere men in beaked costumes. Which of course diminishes greatly the alternate reality you are supposed to be swept up in as a viewer. But all in all, compared to the soulless dreck being released with the label of horror these days, this film is without a doubt a work of passion for horror, and despite the flaws, I suggest you check it out. And whenever Mr. Brewster has a new project, you should support it, there is always room for improvement.

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