We introduced director Marvin Kren to Bloody Disgusting readers with the release of our Selects title Rammbock: Berlin Undead, and now he’s back with another genre offering that had its World Premiere at the ongoing 38th Toronto International Film Festival.
Part of the Midnight Madness program, Kren’s Austrian horror film The Station takes place in the Alps, where environmental changes create the horror. Scientists are stunned as the nearby melting glacier is leaking a red liquid that quickly turns to be very special juice — with unexpected genetic effects on the local wildlife.
Mike Pereira was on hand to catch Kren’s creature feature, which he says was decent enough horror fare, although never really finds its footing.
“The Station is a perfectly decent horror thriller,” says Mike in his review, calling it pretty text book stuff. “There’s really nothing here that we haven’t seen before.
“The contemporary message dealing with the dangers of climate change works. It’s as realistically portrayed as you’d hope for in what essentially is an old-fashioned creature flick,” he explains before talking about the films inability to take it to the next level. “I was with the film from start to finish, patiently awaiting it to take it to the next level. Unfortunately it never does. When the action breaks out, it’s all fairly generic. There is solid scare or two but that’s about it…”
The 38th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 to 15, 2013. Watch our continuing coverage.
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