Saturday, May 17, 2014

Sin Reaper (2012)

Sam goes to see her psychiatrist Dr. Hoffman - played by Lance Henriksen who appears to be someone's living room - to talk about her years of ongoing nightmares.  Hoffman advises her to go to Germany since her drawings are similar to a medieval monastery there and he thinks she may be able to get to the source of her nightmares. No one shall ask why the issue of the  pencil drawings of the nightmares done while she's sleeping isn't a bigger concern. Or why the Doc thinks it's okay to send her on an international trip by herself when she's a bit on edge and her nightmare drawings seem to predict future events.

At the hotel bar, Sasha tries to pick her up but Sam isn't interested.... until ten seconds later when she realizes she'll need someone to give her a ride to the monastery.  Surprisingly Sasha is not a serial killer and Sam arrives safely at her destination.  

Everyone who works at the monastery stares at Sam as if they're seeing a ghost and a few creepily take her photo with their cell phones. Amidst this odd behavior, Sasha and Sam are unconcerned and take a tour of the grounds.  

Later that night Sam decides to go back to search the monastery office for something that doesn't look right. So vague.... and yet she finds it.  But she's also found a whole lot of trouble since there's insurance fraud and a mystery killer both on the way to the very monastery that she and Sasha's friends are roaming through.

Sam sometimes weaves in and out of an American accent. Also some of the actors don't speak English as a first language which makes for some hilarious line reads that veer into Tommy Wiseau territory.  Plus the movie gets confusing because there are flashbacks which aren't always obviously the past.

The killer actually does look like the cover illustration so that's cool. He's got a pretty impressive weapon, although oddly enough people survive multiple hits and still keep running.  But other than a cool mask and weapon and around five minutes of Lance Henriksen, there's nothing to recommend this.

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