Everything Old Is New Again

Read Time:2 Minute, 33 Second

MOVIE REVIEW
Snow Falls

 –     

Genre: Horror
Year Released: 2023
Runtime: 1h 20m
Director(s): Colton Tran
Writer(s): Luke Genton, Colton Tran (story,) Laura M. Young (story)
Cast: Victoria Moroles, Anna Grace Barlow, Johnny Berchtold, Jonathan Bennett, Patrick Fabian
Where To Watch: Available on Digital and On Demand January 17, 2023


RAVING REVIEW: This feels like something we’ve seen before, but with a new twist. The potential was there for more of a thriller than a horror film, but the unknown added an intriguing twist. I wish that they had explored that further.


The latest horror offering from the independent film scene, SNOW FALLS, presents a compelling concept but fails to realize its potential fully. Stranded in a snowy wilderness, a group of characters is plagued by strange occurrences that leave them questioning the nature of their reality. While the idea of the "entity" at the story's center is intriguing, the film falls short in its execution.

One of the most egregious issues with SNOW FALLS is its haphazard tonal shifts. The film switches between severe tension and comedic relief, leaving the audience unsure how to react. This lack of commitment to a consistent tone detracts significantly from the overall experience.

Another major problem is the underdeveloped nature of the characters. Despite a talented cast, the script fails to give them much to work with, making it difficult for the audience to invest in their survival. Additionally, the scares in the film are lackluster and entirely predictable.

I’ve always supported working within your means, especially in horror. As a horror film, it's painfully slow-paced and lacks the scares that genre fans have come to expect. Furthermore, the film's budget constraints are all too apparent. If you want to do something but can’t afford it, find another way or cut it altogether.

In the end, SNOW FALLS is a missed opportunity, with a promising concept that must be revised in its execution. This ambiguity is frustrating and leaves the audience with more questions than answers.

Overall, SNOW FALLS is a film that will likely disappoint most mainstream horror fans. With a concept that promises so much, it's a shame that the film fails to deliver on its potential. The talented cast and intriguing premise are not enough to save this film from its many shortcomings. Unless you're a die-hard horror fan and want to check out all the new horror films, I recommend skipping this one. If you’re a fan of B horror that have intriguing concepts, it may be worth checking out.

For more reviews and my YouTube channel, please visit linktr.ee/Overlyhonestmoviereviews

Follow me on Letterboxd, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Find my social media accounts on most platforms simply by searching Overly Honest Movie Reviews.

I’m always happy to hear from my readers; please say hi or send me any questions about movies.

[photo courtesy of LIONSGATE]

Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
75 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
25 %

Average Rating

5 Star
33%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
17%
2 Star
17%
1 Star
0%

8 thoughts on “Everything Old Is New Again

  1. This sounds like an amazing and refreshing horror movie! Definitely throwing it at the top of my list! I will update once I watch it!

  2. I haven’t seen the movie but even with the negative feedback and the way the author describes the film, I still want to see it!

  3. It sounds like you have mixed feelings about the film. While you found the potential for a thriller intriguing, you also felt that the horror aspect could have been explored further. It’s possible that the film didn’t fully meet your expectations, but it sounds like you found it to be an interesting and thought-provoking experience nonetheless.

    1. That’s pretty much dead on, there was so much there with potential, but every time I turned around, it was letting me down again. Overall though it was still enjoyable (wasn’t a pain to sit through.)

  4. I think I may skip on this one. I love a good stranded at a cabin movie. Classic. But if they weren’t sure on their intended mood for the movie. I don’t think I will be able to really keep my attention focused. I think some directors want to use that mood shift chaos to create drama. But often times it just falls flat.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Previous post World Cinema Is so Much More Than Blockbusters
Next post A Genuinely Disturbing Look Into a Subject That Doesn’t Get Enough Coverage