Screener Squad: Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Movie Review

DREAMCATCHER MOVIE REVIEW

To be clear this is not a remake of the Stephen King adaptation from 2003. Which came as a relief at the time when we signed up to review it. Oh, how we laugh now at our naivety. Those were the good times. But now, having seen this EDM slasher movie nonsense we long for the days of shitweasels. The story follows a group of startlingly unlikeable young people who go to an exclusive rave with the famous DJ Dreamcatcher (?) as the star attraction. One of them hangs out with the attractive young lad in the green room and takes some drugs with him only to freak out and, in front of her friends who have come looking for her, bloodily commits suicide. Stunned, they are led out of the party by the DJ’s manager who assures them that they can’t beat her in a legal situation over this and they’d be better off just taking payoffs the next day at a party at DJ-D’s swanky home. And then, well, it’s a series of scenes featuring terrible people being offed by *someone* wearing DJ Dreamcatcher’s signature mask in yawningly tame ways. Which seems refreshing next to the ending which…well…look, just listen to Chris, Jordan, Adrian, and Brad get mad as hell at this thing.

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DIRECTED BY: Jacob Johnston

STARRING: Niki Koss, Zachary Gordon, Travis Burns, Blaine Kern III, Olivia Sui, Emrhys Cooper, Elizabeth Posey, Adrienne Wilkinson, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Nazanin Mandi, Ryan Powers, Al Calderon, Ben J. Pierce, Bijon Hill, Jay Sincere, Krystal Vayda, Jacques Kurdian, Brandon Vayda, Thomas Bert, Kareena Clark, Julia Fae, Grace Rizzo

 

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Photo on 2011-10-02 at 13.02Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)

Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.

 

Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)

Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.

 

Adrian El Critico (Screener Squad)

Though born and raised in Chicago, this film critic is Mexican to the bone. Adrian has been watching movies since he was a child, many of which might not have been age appropriate. Still, he couldn’t get enough. All throughout his life, friends and family would look to him for his recommendations and reviews on whatever films had come their way. Inspired earlier in life by the likes of Ebert and Roper at The Movies and then later Spill.com, Adrian decided film criticism and analysis provided a great outlet to further his love of film. He began to craft his reviews and thoughts on film in ways he thought would be accessible to devout film hounds as well as the casual viewer. Mixing in jokes, entertaining observations and robust critical analysis, Adrian El Critico may be new to OneOfUs, but he is already making a name for himself on our site. If Horror movies are your thing, get ready to hear his voice.

 

Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)

Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Through out the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.

 

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