Abattoir

2016

Action / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

31
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 38%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 29%
IMDb Rating 4.4 10 3712

Synopsis


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Cast

Lin Shaye as Allie
Joe Anderson as Grady
Michael Paré as Richard Renshaw
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735.23 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
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English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
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Reviewed by lizhalexander 6 / 10

Odd Movie Based On Comics.

This wasn't the worst horror flick I've ever seen, but much like other reviewers, I felt that the end lacked a great deal of explanation.

It had a lot of great ideas, but the way they were presented were confusing, and would likely require a re-watch to fully understand. For a lot of the movie, I was completely confused as to what time period it was supposed to be set in. It was addressed (sort of) in the beginning that the main character's flare for the "old timey" was endearing for the paper(?) she worked at, but this didn't help when they showed the boyfriend dressed in a similar era style. It wasn't until she was using a cell phone that I was more certain what time period it was supposed to be, and that she was meant to have unique tastes.

Fast-forward to the last half hour. The house was super-interesting and very well done! However, the reasons for the main character to enter the house was a little unclear. It's pretty obvious by that point what the house is, and what waits for her inside. (It's painfully obvious why the boyfriend went in.)

After they are both killed, the explanation for why all this was going on is confusing and somewhat unrealistic. Are we meant to think that the whole town got together and said, "Yeah! Let's get this mysterious bad guy's family back from Hell by killing our own kids!"? Or...was it just for random stuff that the various town citizens wanted? And why, after all that, didn't it show the villain's family being reunited...or Hell taking over earth...or...whatever was supposed to happen?

At one point the main character keeps asking "Why?!", and the explanation is unsatisfactory. It seems to be little more than "Just 'cause."

The villain's entire deal is what? He was a bad guy in his life, and that caused his family to get killed, and I guess him too? Is...is that what happened? What kind of bad guy was he? Gangster? Gun-runner? Drug-dealer? Underhanded canasta dealer? It's never said, which bugs me for some reason. He's just "generic evil, creepy old man bad guy". Not the devil or a demon, but...acts like one? I guess?

After doing a little research, it seems that this movie is loosely based off of a comic series of the same name. This explains a LOT, as those who have read the comic may get a great deal more out of this movie than someone who just found it on Netflix randomly like me.

One good thing, I guess: I'm now interested in the comic so I can fill in the holes!

Reviewed by destinylives52 7 / 10

Original Story, Mediocre Execution

A low budget horror flick, "Abattoir" is about a strange, old man (played by Dayton Callie) who buys houses where brutal crimes have happened. The rooms where the crimes occurred are removed, and the house is put on sale again at a loss. One such house belonged to slain relatives of a reporter (played by Jessica Lowndes). Finding it extremely strange that the house would be sold within a week of the crime, plus the crime scene was gutted out of the house, Lowndes starts an investigation that will lead her to Callie and a creepy town where evil secrets are tied with Lowndes' past.

My most memorable, movie moment is the scene when Callie shows off his Abattoir to Lowndes, revealing all the horrors within. This is where the movie really shines, showing the audience dozens of murder rooms and seeing the ghosts within go through an endless loop of suffering and dying.

Unfortunately, "Abattoir" suffers from many shenanigans that ruined a very good, original idea. How did the cop/ex-boyfriend know exactly what house Lowndes was in when she went to the creepy town? Despite being way in over their heads and warned repeatedly to leave and never come back, Lowndes and ex come back immediately instead of leaving and coming back with a larger force of cops, or at least more guns. **SPOILER ALERT** How stupid and desperate and retarded were the people of the creepy town to have followed Callie and sacrificed so much for a better life?**And why would the police allow a crime scene to be gutted out of the house within days of the crime?

But for Callie's good performance and the originality of the plot, "Abattoir" would have plunged into a much lower grade. For horror fans, there is enough here to warrant at least one viewing…just don't expect too much.

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Reviewed by Michael Ledo 6 / 10

House of a thousand tragedies

Julia (Jessica Lowndes) is a real estate reporter who wants to be a crime reporter, but is not allowed because she has pretty skin and no scars. Her boyfriend is Grady (Joe Anderson) a gumshoe who opens up imitating Sam Spade, which apparently was an act as it discontinues. When Julia's sister Amanda (Jackie Tuttle) is brutally murdered, the house is sold in less than a week and the the murder scene room is ripped out. Her investigation leads her to the small town of New English where she was originally from before her and her sister were adopted. Here she meets the town's strange residents and works to unlock its secrets...given away in the one line description of the film.

The film is a mystery and a slow burn. We see enough of throw backs Grady and Julia but they never managed a good character building scene to make us connect with them. They were an item at one time and then split. We are spared the details. The twist ending I didn't see coming, although the unique subject matter made that difficult as there was no formula to follow. Kudos on the plot. The execution could have been better. I also couldn't get into the character of Jebediah Crone (Dayton Callie) who needed something like a scar or a hook and some lines.

Abattoir is a slaughterhouse, something I didn't know. I love to have to look up titles.

Guide: F-word. No sex or nudity. Killing is mostly done off scene, except for a few scenes.

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