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The Synopsis: In The Void, police officer Carter (Aaron Poole) discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road and rushes him to a local hospital with a barebones night shift staff. As cloaked, cult-like figures surround the building, the patients and staff inside turn ravenously insane. Trying to protect the survivors, Carter leads them into the depths of the hospital where they discover a gateway to immense evil. Writers / directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski (assistant art director and special effects artist on Suicide Squad and Hannibal) evoke movies of an earlier generation, namely John Carpenter’s The Thing and Clive Barker’s Hellraiser. The movie slides along at a hellacious clip, and though the acting is great, the performances are outshined by the practical effects. Though it takes place in an enclosed space, The Void never grows stagnant because Gillespie and Kostanski give the characters plenty to do within the walls of the mostly abandoned hospital. Without giving away too much of the second and third acts of The Void, suffice it to say that the movie takes a turn from being a kind of schlocky-but-quiet creature feature to something of an existential horror picture. The characters turn from bewildered innocents in this confusing, almost opaque plot [...]

The post EP 183, The Void (2016) l The HorrorBull Podcast appeared first on The HorrorBull Podcast.

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