‘Evil is eternal’
Consumption is a 2014 American supernatural horror film written, directed and co-produced by Brandon Scullion (60 Seconds to Die: “Found” segment; December). It was originally known as Live-In Fear.
The film stars Sarah Greyson, Arielle Brachfeld, David Lautman, Chris Dorman, Myles Cranford, Geoffrey Gould and Maria Olsen.
A group of friends travel to the snowy Utah mountains for a weekend retreat. One brings with him a dark secret that could destroy their lives forever.
As the friends prepare to face an ancient secret buried in the woods outside their winter resort, an unstoppable evil begins to grow, consuming them one by one…
“The actors in the four main roles do a good job with their parts and effectively show the range required to swing from nice, normal, and caring characters to possessed, confused, dazed, or belligerent. The special effects are mostly practical and also work within the story. But the story? Aye, there’s the rub.” HNN
“To some extent we have seen most of these horror tropes before but, if they weren’t included in a cabin-in-the-woods-type film, as viewers we’d be disappointed by their absence. I did enjoy the camerawork of this movie. There were some shifts in image that hastened the speed of the narrative but also leant something to the sense of the uncanny that was being presented.” UK Horror Scene
“In the first half of the film, the storyline was quite confusing and I had no real understanding of where it was going or indeed what was going on. We then had some odd intermission moment, which did brake up the film but it lasted way too long. It was like this swirl of psychedelic colours that added no real purpose to the film.” Scream magazine
Brian Head, Utah