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2014 | 15 | DVD
The cover art for The Device suggests something cyberpunky. It’s nothing of the sort. The “device” is just a large black marble, while the general tone of this low- budget horror is “dullest episode of The X- Files ever”.
While competently shot, and acted with a commitment way beyond the call of duty, there’s no disguising the script’s conveyor belt of clichés. A dispiritingly over- familiar tale of estranged sisters, a cabin in the woods, a rape that’s actually aliens, a possessed boyfriend and alien greys who inexplicably hang around in forests giving women nightmares, it’s also immensely dull. You can probably work out the plot – and the “twist” – from that description alone.
There aren’t even any decent gore or effective horror moments to redeem it. Utterly tedious.
None. Dave Golder