Movie Review: Rot 2019
As a movie critic, I recently watched the film “Rot,” and I must say that it is not a film for the faint of heart. From start to finish, it is dark and twisted, an emotional rollercoaster that leaves you feeling tense and uneasy.
The plot follows the story of Mona, a young woman who discovers she has an unusual illness that causes her body to decompose while she is still alive. Her journey takes her through despair and hopelessness as she tries to find a cure for herself while also trying to come to terms with her condition.
The acting in this movie was raw and intense. The lead actress playing Mona did an exceptional job portraying such a complex and difficult character. The supporting cast also delivered believable performances, making it easy for the audience to become invested in their stories.
Director Andrew Merrill deserves credit for his work on “Rot”. He expertly created an atmosphere of dread throughout the movie using dimly lit sets, eerie sound design, and unsettling camera angles which intensified every scene’s creepiness quotient. Furthermore, the cinematography offered a bleak view into Mona’s world as we witness her physical decomposition.
The score was hauntingly beautiful with its fitting melancholy harmony throughout the film. It complemented all scenes appropriately yet emphasized crucial moments’ intensity; overall contributed massively towards building tension in key sequences.
Production design efficiently captured Mona’s decrepit living environment with decaying props between walls spraying waterlogged floors being significant highlights contributing majorly towards building captivating atmospheric scenery at every turn of events happening in front of us simultaneously.
However – my only criticism lies within individual editing choices made; some scenes fell short compared against some others where suspense-fueled excitement could’ve been expected instead we were presented dull shots depicting nothing much worth taking note off or telegraphing information already well established by previous scenes – causing pacing issues that broke immersion momentarily at points inside storyline continuity
In conclusion: “Rot” is a thought-provoking and engaging movie. It left me emotionally drained but also with many questions about how society treats its outcasts, the value of life itself, and the uncertainties of modern medicine. It isn’t for everyone, but if you’re looking for something that’s gritty, suspenseful, and mind-bending all rolled into one package – then “Rot” is an excellent choice.
Release : 2019-11-07
Genre : Horror, Drama
Runtime : 92
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Cast : Kris Alexandrea as Madison, Johnny Kostrey as Jesse, Johnny Uhorchuk as Aaron, Sara Young Chandler as Nora, Daniel Amerman as Malcom
Grime: Colors of Rot – Official Launch Trailer official trailer