THE PLOT THUS FAR
Every Halloween, a small hamlet in the deep woods is visited by a fierce goblin, intent on capturing infants and brutally murdering anyone in it’s path.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
The villagers have banded together and created this huge bonfire out in the middle of the woods. Apparently, there is one who walks amongst them that has brought forth an abomination. They’re talking about this one lady and her hideously deformed child. They snatch it from her and throw it into the bonfire as if it were a log. Big mistake. The lady turns out to be a witch and puts a curse on the town of Hollowglen where no child will ever be safe again. Take us to present day where Neil Perkins is moving to Hollowglen in order to build up the town via some real estate deal.
Goblin is meant to be set during Halloween everyone is wearing summer clothing, also much of Goblin takes place during broad daylight which does nothing to build the tension or suspense. While the Goblin is definitely a monster the makers decided to place a cloak over him for most of the film so there are scenes of this cloaked figured chasing teens around the woods that feel more like a slasher than a creature feature but the cloak does come off eventually & while the special effects vary from poor to average the Goblin looks alright for the most part.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is decent enough for an indie horror flick. Still, the audio track could’ve used a bit of remastering to keep the back channels from sounding so stepped upon. It won’t stop you from watching the movie, but you might miss some exposition. Oh well, it’s worth a rental.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!