“Trick-Or-Treat Smell My Feet!”
From the very beginning introduction “Nevermore Production Films” logo, The Barn is an excellent callback to 80s horror and the first few minutes of the film alone is a loyal devotion to the Halloween holiday. The film is set in the year 1989, and Justin M. Seaman along with his team did an extraordinary job of keeping true to the era, the film looks as though it was shot a few decades ago. Everything about this movie screams to an era that I grew up in, and it was unbelievable. Adding to the magical nostalgia of the film are appearances by Linnea Quigley (Night of the Demons) and Ari Lehman (Jason Voorhees from Friday The 13th). As a bonus, the score was composed by Rocky Gray, and it was an impressive puzzle piece to movie’s existence. The songs on the soundtrack include “Mr. Cool,” I immediately recognized from Full Moon’s Bad Channels back in 1992.
Even with a limited budget, The Barn delivers some impressive death sequences that will make your head turn in disgust. Throats are cut open, heads are crushed, and people are stabbed, everything is done physically in front of the camera, no CGI to disappoint the moviegoers. The design of the demons was unbelievably imaginative and creepy, to say the least. Justin M. Seaman created not only a story that was interesting, but a story that showed off is knowledge and passion for 80s horror.
Before viewing The Barn I was deeply concerned that I was going to be faced with a parody, I assure you this is no parody, and I am thankful for that.Quick-Witted and full of fun, The Barn is more than just another low-budget horror film, and will not be forgotten, in fact, this will be a film traditionally watched by many during the Halloween season. The Barn is a must see, you won’t be sorry!
On Halloween 1989, best friends Sam and Josh (Mitchell Musolino and Will Stout) are trying to enjoy their last “Devil’s Night” before graduating high school. Trouble soon arises when the two pals and a group of friends (Lexi Dripps, Cortland Woodard, Nikki Darling and Nickolaus Joshua) take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and aweking the evil inside…The Boogeyman, Hallowed Jack and The Candycorn Scarecrow. Now it’s up to Sam and Josh to find a way to protect their friends and defeat the creatures that lurk within The Barn.
Fortunately, The Barn is available in DVD format and the extra features kick some serious ass!
The Barn is available in a 2 Disc Limited Edition DVD Set includes the following:
Disc 1: DVD
- Special Intro by Linnea Quigley.
- Feature Film
- Audio Commentary with Justin M. Seaman (writer/director) and Mitchell Musolino (actor-“Sam”)
- Rebel Flesh “Harvest” Music Video
- Video Game Commercial
- Deleted Scenes and more!
Disc 2: CD Rom (Free Bonus Disc)
- The Barn: The Video Game (PC Only)
- NES Style Digital Instruction Booklet
- 8 Bit Music Album By Rocky Gray
DVD available at thebarnmerch.com
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-ABOUT THE AUTHOR-
Ryan T. Cusick is a writer for ihorror.com and very much enjoys conversation and writing about anything within the horror genre. Horror first sparked his interest after watching the original, The Amityville Horror when he was the tender age of three. Ryan lives in California with his wife and Eleven-year-old daughter, who is also expressing interest in the horror genre. Ryan recently received his Master’s Degree in Psychology and has aspirations to write a novel. Ryan can be followed on Twitter @Nytmare112