Residue Review (2017)


The Story

Residue is about a struggling private investigator played by James Clayton who came across a strange and mysterious book which turned his life upside down.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

I wasn’t quite sure what the movie is really about but the movie somehow grabbed my attention. The story started out as a simple story where a private investigator somehow got hold of a strange supernatural book, and next thing you know, he started seeing demons, ghosts, and weird looking creatures. Soon the story does get pretty complicated as the movie introduces many different characters and many sub-stories.  But the main story involves the main character and her teen daughter who he hasn’t seen for very long time.

Residue is definitely not a typical horror movie.  It has combine many of different genres into one.  It is part comedy, part supernatural horror mixed some kind of weird cosmic horror.  The movie is supposedly set in some time in the future as we see different futuristic devices the characters are using but it kept the look at feel of old detective stories of the Bogart-era.

Special effects are pretty decent considering it is independent movie.  I was just glad that they didn’t use cheesy CGI effects. Acting are also pretty good. In fact, I did see some familiar faces in the movie such as Matt Frewer and William B. Davis. I’ve known Matt Frewer as Max Headroom.  William B. Davis appeared in many different TV shows and movie, but he is famous for appearing X-Files.

As I mentioned before, the movie gets complicated and lots of things are left unexplained. The ending is also bit confusing. Personally, I am not a big fan of complicated and ambiguous movie, but maybe you might like it.

Residue is written and directed by Rusty Nixon.

In the Nutshell

Residue is complicated cosmic comedy horror but it will grab your attention.  Let’s support these Independent horror film makers! I give 4 out of 5 stars. 

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Genre:  Cosmic Comedy

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