HORSEMAN (Theatrical Release USA 2009)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Horseman—gore, blood, and disturbing imagery—mark this film as a fair-to-middling horror film based on the concept of tracking and bringing to justice a deranged serial killer. While this movie is not in the class of Silence of the Lambs, it provides a solid format that tests Dennis Quaid’s ability to act within the horror genre. This is not one of his best performances.

Storyline

Forensic Dentist Aiden Breslin (Dennis Quaid) investigates a murder that is soon followed by a series of murders with common links. He believes he sees a connection to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and attempts to solve the case based on commonalities in that theme.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Jonas Åkerlund for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Joseph Drake, Ted Field, Nathan Kahane, and Joe Rosenburg for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Kristin (Ziyi Zhang), Alex Breslin (Lou Taylor Pucci), Stingray (Clifton Collins, Jr.), Tuck (Barry Shabaka Henley), Corey (Patrick Fugit), Taylor (Eric Balfour), Father Whiteleather (Paul Dooley), Thug (Thomas Mitchell), Sean Breslin (Liam James), Police Chief Krupa (Chelcie Ross), Bob (Manfred Maretzki), Navratil (Arne MacPherson), Terrence (David Dastmalchian), David Spitz (Peter Stormare), and Control Room Guy (Darren Felbel).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?                 

Maybe. The movie redundantly returns to a single shocking imagery which minimizes its ability to work well within its horror genre.

Ben Meyers

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