SiREN, Adds Story For Amateur Night Concept Character
SiREN Film Details
Director: Gregg Bishop
Release Date: 2 December 2016 (USA)
Release Format: Video on Demand
MPAA Rating: N/A
Running Time: 1h 22min
A bachelor party becomes a savage fight for survival when the groomsmen unwittingly unleash a fabled predator upon the festivities. A feature adaptation of the segment “Amateur Night” from the 2012 horror anthology “V/H/S.”
SiREN is the full-length film derived from the short “Amateur Night”. The featurette had inclusion on the Horror anthology film V/H/S released in 2012. Actress Hannah Fierman reprises her role as Lily, a mysterious yet sexual creature.
SiREN serves as an incorporating tale not an introduction venture to the central character. The writers developed an interweaving plot that centers on the supernatural, Fantasy and Horror.
The highlight in SiREN resides with the portrayals. Each member of the cast exhibited a solid performance. Actor Justin Welborn delivered a prominent role as the mysterious Mr. Nyx. Casual cinephiles often overlook villains as the intricate component to the plot. Its more challenging to portray the antagonists than the protagonist. Expected are unremorsefulness and maliciousness in convincing fashion. Welborn exhibits villainous with ease and elevates the production as a result.
Hannah Fierman graces the screen to seize immediate attention. Fierman’s allure is captivating. The character Lily has limited dialogue. Yet, Fierman animates the role with a presence that is both terrifying and attractive.
Incorporating elements of the supernatural is an absorbing component to SiREN. The screenwriters introduced a backstory that separates the film from its V/H/S “Amateur Night” roots. Yet, the story is lax with its foundation on the central character.
SiREN is a mash-up of several Horror film concepts. While viewing Bishop’s film astute viewers will notice many visual similarities. Robert Rodriguez’s 1996 Action, Horror is the centerpiece in SiREN. Victor Salva’s 2001 Horror film also provides a critical infrastructure to the storyline.
Citations also include Vincenzo Natali’s 2009 Horror, Sci-Fi. In fact, the character Lily has design parallels with Dren from Natali’s film. The poster for SiREN has aesthetic similarity with the art for David Jung’s 2014 Horror film.
The plot although unique in comparison to “Amateur Night” lacks emphasis. The writers penned a basic set-up and conundrum surrounding a group of friends. Yet, critical components to the narrative are not explored. While SiREN centers on Lily the film does little to nothing on reinforcing the character.
Audiences would appreciate a solid backstory on Lily. A common cat and mouse formula did little to connect with the sexual entity known as Lily.
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