THE PLOT THUS FAR
A group of friends stranded near a desolate cornfield find shelter in an old farmhouse, though they soon discover the dwelling is the center of a supernatural ritual.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
This film finds five friends stranded in deserted farm country after crows mysteriously attack their car. Terror mounts as undead human scarecrows begin to stalk them. The friends, including an egghead, a jock and a blue-collar worker, must work together to avoid being turned into zombies. “Husk” is a short, sweet and creepy little film with tons of atmosphere and a great sense of dread. I admit, I’m a sucker for horror films involving corn fields and/or killer scarecrows so I was kind of an easy mark. But this was a really effective low budget creeper.
“Husk” kicks into gear once the mask-sewing weirdness starts and you begin to be genuinely excited and intrigued by the premise. Throwing in sprinting scarecrows, freaky flashbacks, possession and a horrible sense of foreboding, “Husk” propels you into a dark, ghostly horror that is strangely compelling. Still, there are many unanswered questions that leave you wincing with confusion, especially after the frustrating final reel. It’s enough to make you wonder why you’re even watching it.
The DVD comes with a production featurette, commentary and various trailers. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp for an indie horror, but it starts falling apart in the final reel. There’s a lot of compression that produces tons of jaggies throughout the film. The director’s commentary provides for a ton of information in how to adapt a film short into a feature. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!