Soul Survivors

Starring: Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Eliza Dushku and Luke Wilson
Momentum Pictures
Certificate: 15
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After losing her boyfriend in a car crash, Cassie begins to rebuild her life at college with the help of her best friend Annabel, but ghosts of the past come back to haunt her sucking her into a world where fantasy and reality meet...

Soul Survivors starts promisingly but never really managed to take off as it should do. I may have watched too many horror movies of this type, but I had pretty much worked out what was going on after about 20 minutes. Scary men with plastic masks and a dead boyfriend are the two main crutches this movie relies on.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Faith (Eliza Dushku) seems to be playing another gothic chick with an attitude problem, but the sad thing is that I really couldn't bring myself to care for the characters - they just seemed shallow individuals who deserved what was coming to them.

The one saving grace in the whole movie was the wonderful original score by Daniel Licht which help to give the whole movie more credibility and the music at the finale is inspired.

While this is not a terrible movie, it is one that you need to be in the right mood to view. It is a little hard going on the eyes, with loads of wierd camera angles which grow wierder as the movie draws to its conclusion.

Not that scary, just wierd.

Pete Boomer