Bornless Ones; Demons, Victims, Isolated Cabin, Déjà Vu ?
Bornless Ones Film Details
Director: Alexander Babaev
Writer: Alexander Babaev
Release Date: February 10th 2017
Release Format: Video on Demand
MPAA Rating: N/A
Running Time: 1h 21min
With the help of her friends, Emily moves to a remote home to take better care of her brother, Zack who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. But what they don’t know is that the house kept a terrifying secret that will haunt them one by one.
Horror connoisseurs have a divide over revisions and the reenvisioning of cemented ideas. The irony here is that the genre itself has a foundation centered on emulation.
From Slashers to the supernatural, many films borrow or contort a great many concepts before them. In Horror cinema, the debate between remakes and originals are neverending. Often times, the winning argument lie with leaving classic ideas well enough alone.
What about those film that infuses a different spin on an established idea?
Therein lies the debate on which filmmaker conveys that narrative with success. For Bornless Ones the observation is clear to any Horror aficionado. Alexander Babaev parallels Sam Raimi‘s 1981 Horror film but with a modern flair. A nostalgic narrative is repackaged modern influences and a different perspective.
Cited below are assets and flaws that bring come together into Bornless Ones.
Babaev offers a sense of nostalgia that Horror connoisseurs can appreciate. There are moments in the film that parallel the source material. Yet, the modernization is a welcome approach to an aging concept. The plot for Bornless Ones seems logical enough to digest with ease.
Provided is an established reason for placing the characters within the haunting setting. Tossing a set of party revelers at a random location is a case seen many times over. Babaev stayed away from this approach and provides a touch of drama into the narrative.
Before the carnage commences an entertaining backstory takes precedence. The antagonizing force has name and purpose. This is a different viewpoint from what audiences accustom to. Characters also have a definition but with a limited run. An explanation for the latter is offered below in the section below.
Bornless Ones shines with the many layers of practical effects. From the demonic possessed to mutilated victims each gory detail is impressive. The cornucopia of carnage is the main attraction in these type of films. Babaev ensured his film production remained true to the craft.
Bornless Ones tries to build itself over an established idea. Despite the alteration in the narrative, the production falls flat with crippling faults.
Synthesized chipmunk voiced demons serve more as a comedic relief than terrifying torturers. This approach was unnecessary given the serious tonality Babaev delivered. Predictable outcomes, circumstances, and narration makes this film uninteresting.
The cast of characters serves no intellectual purpose. This is a tragedy. Each role had a structured backstory. Why bother providing rich information for disposable characters?
Emphasis to rehashing archaic ideas muddled this production. Babaev was on the right path with character and story. Yet, somewhere along ACT II Bornless Ones mirrors Raimi’s vision.
Some viewers may enjoy this rehashed concept others won’t. Bornless Ones may not be the film of choice if originality is fundamental. If enjoyment is sought watching unfolding carnage then Babaev’s film is a good selection.
Bornless Ones brings Horror to supernatural Horror. Amazing practical effects and well-composed atmospheres awards this film worthy attention.To Access information DecayMag Film rating metric: 0-10 Avoid | 11-20 Mediocre | 21-30 Good | 31-40 Average | 41-50 Satisfactory | 51-60 Stunning | 61-70 Terrific | 71-80 Must See | 81-90 Amazing | 91-100 Impressive