Watch: A Wounded Fawn 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – A serial killer brings an unsuspecting new victim on a weekend getaway to add another body to his ever-growing count. She’s buying into his faux charms, and he’s eagerly lusting for blood. What could possibly go wrong?.
Plot: A local museum curator who is dipping her toe back into the dating pool is targeted by a charming serial killer. When a fateful romantic getaway between the two becomes a tense game of cat and mouse, both must confront the madness within him.
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They just have forgotten to add Comedy as a genre
It is how it is. Cabin in the woods. That is oc where normal serial killers have their parties, This one here is like a psycho trip, of what happens when your chosen victim gets first to you and hits you really nicely on your head. You loose part of Your Brain in the process and You are fighting against Your own Demons which make You do this horrible serial killer things in the first place, I ask myself why they require me to make such a long review. It is clear to me, that this way giving away some spoilers seems rather impossible, so I will write around until the required 20 more characters are met. NOW!
Artsy indi flick with a disclaimer
First and foremost, I would like to put a disclaimer that if you are not a fan of something without a distinct throughline, some artsy fartsy-ness and a true indipendent production… this is plainly not for you. Please, give it a shot, but your close minded 1 star review means nothing in that sense.
Now, with that being said… this was a mixed bag for me and as an indi actor who knows much about the scene, I’ll judge it accordingly. There were a lot of pros and cons to this one, yet there are still aspects to be appreciated and enjoyed despite it’s missteps.
The first thing you will notice is the grainy filter with dust specs all over it, giving it a 90s film reel feel. At first I was not a fan and found it distracting, but settled into it and liked the older filtered look with the over saturation while assisted by a lot of nice shots. Lots of artsy close ups that felt expected that I could have lived without but it’s fine.
The story started out solidly engaging, which the first act was more successful with that than the second. You will notice a lot of spoon fed foreshadowing along with a decent amount of contrived dialogue. Neither were super horrible and almost felt like it was in a purposeful 90s style… at least we can hope. I will say, in the first act they did not do a great job at establishing the level of her and the “mystery mans” relationship. It was like one line would feel like they were strangers, next it would feel like they have known each other for two months, the next three dates.
The second half was when it went into full mania, slowed down a bit and kind of fell off the rails. I’m sure there were plenty of metaphors and allegories that went over my head, which is okay, but if you don’t mix that in with a little bit of laymans then your message gets lost and doesn’t reach as many people as it could… and if you’re not making a movie for the masses, that’s fine too but it also runs the risk of edging on pretension.
As far as the acting goes, this was also a mixed bag. On one hand i thought the lead girl did a great job. Her delivery was natural and down to earth yet still had a little flair making it her own and unique. I would love to see her in something else. Whereas our psycho dudeman maybe paled in comparison a bit. He totally looked the part, but a lot of his delivery felt a tad “silly” which could have lent itself to that socially awkward, quirky psychopath… However, it just didn’t quite get there for me and came off more stilted and contrived for the majority of it unfortunately. I did however love that extended final shot. So weird and disconcerting. I know that was uncomfortable and not easy, so good job.
Some technical stuff – as I said before I ended up really liking the way it looked. The audio levels were off at times making dialogue a little difficult to hear. Also the sound design/effects were a little much at times and edged on distracting. The score was interesting and I liked it. Loved the costume design, particularly in the first act. Owl man and the reveal both looked a little juvenile and silly while horned twig man was the most creepy and successful. I was pleased with the special effects/ gore for the level of production this was, I thought they did a good job. The only thing was the color of blood was off.
Over all I think that this was a successful indi flick and should be judged as such. This is not meant to be your typical, brainless Hollywood blockbuster…so keep that in mind. I do think that there were a lot of ideas here and maybe their “mission statement” got a little convoluted but with a plethora of ideas there are going to be hits and misses. I don’t usually write reviews this long, so when I do I always say it obviously made me feel something. So I’d rather that, than not. Would recommend.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Director Travis Stevens
Writer Nathan Faudree, Travis Stevens
Actors Sarah Lind, Josh Ruben, Malin Barr
Country United States
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Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
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