Hangman (2015) (Blu-ray Review)

Hangman (2015) (Blu-ray Review)

Hangman (2015) (Blu-ray Review)

📅09 February 2016, 00:52

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Hangman (2015) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Adam Mason
Starring: Jeremy Sisto, Kate Ashfield, Ryan Simpkins
Rated: UR/Region O/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Alchemy

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Returning from vacation, the Miller family find their home has been broken into. After cleaning up the mess they continue with their lives, shaking off the feeling of being violated. But little do they know the nightmare has just begun.

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Best way I can think to describe the experience of Hangman is by saying that it sorta does the Paranormal Activity route with the whole camera around the house stuff. It kind of feels like one of those movies a lot actually, only instead of ghost we have a crazy man in the house secretly in a mask as he follows the members of the house around both inside and out, with creepy things happening here and there. Of course that opens the door up for a bit of dragging the plot in between the moments when actual good things happen. I could have done without some of the drag, but when you have a person in the house with a found footage movie, like all the others, you gotta find a way to pad stuff out, but at least this one actually tried to remain entertaining in those spots. It didn’t always work, but what can ya do? The creepy man in question in this one, our “hangman”, is totally creepy enough to keep most uneasy and the weirder he tends to act the more his seems to do stuff to make the hair on the back of your neck stand-up. I guess you kind of always have a feeling how movies like this are supposed to go, but at least this time around they did mix it up just a bit before we reach those points overall.

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One thing totally worthy of mentioning the very random moments of violence this movie tosses at you. Bad things happen to people and the whole thing does try to make you at least care. I’m not sure I’d say we always do, but bloody moments in the movie are at least really blood more times than not. You may see where things are heading rather quickly overall with this one, but I still don’t think too many of you will be turning it off before you reach that point. From an HD side of things, the movie looks about as good as you can expect from a “found footage” movie with lots of hidden camera and different sources for the footage. Some looks really good and others not so much. That’s why you won’t see me giving the looks of the disc a popping score, because it doesn’t pop that much while watching. You also only get trailers for your extras, so that is a bummer as well. Still, the movie in general is a solid movie. Predictable a bit, but entertaining more times than it isn’t entertaining. Plus, we at least get a creepy killer that could very well have sequel potential if they wanted to run with this whole concept.

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Extras

– Trailers

Quality of Transfer: 78%

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