Madison County director Eric England writer Eric England starring Ace Marrero, Colley Bailey, Adrienne Harrell, Matt Mercer, Nick Principe, Joanna Sotomura, Natalie Scheetz site madisoncountymovie.com Official Score: Average User Rating: ADD A USER REVIEW 2 comments Posted By MattSlash on May 12, 2012 @ 1:50 am Log in to Reply ★☆☆☆☆ Madison County is the little engine that couldn’t. The film brought nothing remotely fresh to the slasher genre and contributed zero scares, terror, suspense or inventive kills. Pointless comes to mind when I think about the film, which also has to be one of the worst, mindless slasher I’ve seen in recent memory. Madison County doesn’t need to exist as it’s already lost in the shuffle of countless others. The actors are actually pretty likable and give ok performances, despite the slim to none that they are given to work with. Thanks to a lazy script though, the characters they play are extremely dense and underdeveloped. The poor decisions they make are obvious rules of what not to do in a horror movie, which makes their demises all the more predictable with no room for suspense. The actors had nothing interesting to say or do but to run and scream for their lives, with zero payoffs. The killer is just plain typical and also had nothing intriguing to do and was a Leatherface wannabe, delivering no chills, thrills or surprises in the process. The disguise of choice for him though was appropriately grotesque, but the film doesn’t give it a chance to deliver the full effect of it. Scarier on the poster I must say. No one to root for here. The director, Eric England does have some skill at creating an atmospheric, moody, 1970′s ish vibe. I give him props for it as this is one of his very first feature film at age 24, but I think he should let someone else do the writing next time around. The story was just very uninspired and more of a rehash of countless other slasher films of the same ilk. The film also had some uneven pacing issues even for an 81-minute movie and didn’t have a strong opening, middle or end for that matter and was never gripping. Had the look but not the walk or talk. For a slasher film, Madison County was dull right from the beginning. The chase scenes weren’t thrilling or terrifying and the kills like I said were uninventive, predictable. The film never became its own because of unoriginal ideas and the climax or should I say anticlimax was rushed with no shock value and quite asinine. Overall, Madison County is not worth the trip. The film looked good but had zero substance or cleverness. The film had a lack of scares, suspense, effective kills, and a killer with little inventive skills and characters with little to no logic. Failed at delivering any entertainment value. Avoid this County! 1 out of 10 Posted By DefinitelyDazed on August 10, 2012 @ 3:26 pm Log in to Reply ★★☆☆☆ I don’t really know what to say about this movie. The story seemed like it could have had potential, but the outcome wasn’t great.