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Australia 2019
produced by
James Di Martino, Rhys Sherring, Lucinda Bruce, Daniel Facciolo, Claudio Di Martino (executive), Shaun Miller (executive), John Fox (executive), Julian Barbor (co) for Chapter 5 Studios
directed by James Di Martino
starring Sophie Thurling, Lucas Pittaway, Andy McPhee, Roger Ward, Albert Goikhman, Daniel Reader, Brendan Bacon, Daniel Facciolo, Lorin Kauffeld, Martin Astifo, Sunny S. Walia, Damian Oehme, Maria Tevelis, Tom Vogel, Dirk Faller, Dave Beamish, Peter Flaherty, Ellie Tevelis, Leanne Campbell, Peter Spowart, David Hart, Leslie Lawrence, Olivia Sprague, Thomas Patten, Matthew Slocum, Chris Thomas, Douglas Embry, Erin Love, Kathryn McDonald
written by James Di Martino, music by Bart Walus, makeup effects by Emma Rose

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Cancer survivor Emily (Sophie Thurling) and her friends Kyle (Lucas Pittaway), Brad (Daniel Facciolo), Nina (Lorin Kauffeld), Dave (Martin Astifo) and Chad (Sunny S. Walia) have rented a house in the country over the weekend to party hard ... to run into a conflict with the locals even before they get to the place. And it goes downhill from there, the owner of the house (Andy McPhee) and the caretaker (Daniel Reader) don't like them very much and have occasional violent outbursts, without knowing our youngsters have taken a briefcase of cocaine with them and it's "rightful owner" wants it back and hopes he can torture it out of our heroes, then there's a killer on the loose who eventually kills Chad, and the killer could be one of them. Then there's the village leader (Roger Ward), who really isn't into outsiders, especially when they have drug parties, and thus wants to punish them. But that's all peanuts compared to the fact that the house our heroes are staying it is haunted by the "Faceless Man" (Brendan Bacon), a demon who has a weird predilection for Emily ...

 

So ok, The Faceless Man isn't exactly the reinvention of the horror genre - but it's sooo much fun for this very reason, as it mixes elements from various subgenres - from slasher to haunted house to backwoods terror with a hint of gangster movie - to a intentionally pulpy and highly explosive mix where you can always expect the unexpected and where the only thing that's for sure is that things might blow up at any minute. This is of course also supported by a very dynamic directorial effort that doesn't shy away from blood and guts, and a very able cast, and one can't shake the feeling that everybody involved had a bloody good time making this wild movie, something that's really infectuous. And the result is of course very enjoyable genre fun.

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