DVD Review: GOTHIC HARVEST

GOTHIC HARVEST was directed by Ashley Hamilton from a screenplay by Chris Kobin and stars Lin ShayeBill Moseley Abbie GayleCarol Sutton, Ashton Leigh, Thomas Francis MurphyTanyell Waivers, Sofia Mattsson, Ciara RizzoYohance Myles and Ashley Hamilton.

GOTHIC HARVEST tells the chilling tale of four co-eds who head to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. When one of them disappears after connecting with a charming local, her friends race to find her before she falls victim to a sadistic Southern family plagued by a centuries-old voodoo curse.

Gothic Harvest follows a group of girl friends who go toMardi Gras with plans to party it up. What happens is, when one of them meets a guy in a bar, she ends up disappearing so the other girls begin combing the town for her. The thing is, the missing friend goes home with the guy not thinking anything about it but when she meets his disturbing family she realizes that she’s in big trouble. The other girls meet an off duty police officer who’s willing to help them look for their missing friend but when they all finally discover her location they become the latest targets for this sinister family with a dark past.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, an image and specs. The DVD disc is black and features the movie logo. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Gothic Harvest ended up being an okay watch, with a little sense of humor at times, that’s one part missing persons thriller and one part voodoo creeper. I don’t think we get enough horror movies that take place during Mardi Gras because this “party till you puke” event has some dark history connected to it. With all the people who go missing, not to mention the curses and graves to go along with it. Anyway, I thought the story was pretty interesting and the cast did a great job with their characters. Lin Shaye and Bill Moseley both deliver some fun performances. The movie does have its creepy moments but unfortunately there’s a big flaw with the editing or maybe that’s how Ashley Hamilton wanted everything to look. Either way, Gothic Harvest had this amatuerish indie vibe to it that we used to get with low budget attempts from first time filmmakers back in the day. Still, the movie is okay for a one time watch for horror fans. I guess? Gothic Harvest will be available on DVD on November 5th.

Distributor: Cinedigm

Run Time: 83 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

DVD Video: Widescreen Presentation

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English

Special Features: N/A

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