The Roommate Movie Review & Trailer
These working ladies have such a wonderful time living together, sharing their new home. Their friendship gets deeper, until a bond of love forms between them. But soon their world is terrorized by an uninvited “guest” who possesses one of them.
The demonic entity uses her like a puppet to murder innocent people, leaving her lover torn between protecting her roommate and unwillingly aiding the evil actions of the spirit. She soon must take a final stand.
Childhood friends who now room together and have an intense, loving bond (but not the lesbian lover relationship that’s in the product details) are the focus of this derivative J-Horror entry from Cinema Epoch.
As a fan of most of their releases, something told me this one wasn’t going to rate high on the production value meter, and I was right. Sometimes, it sucks to be right… It’s a familiar formula with an over-used story line akin to dozens of other Asian horror flicks, and it’s a tired one with stretch marks and liver spots that’s been done better many times before.
Being shot on video, there’s no room for post-production special effects, which bodes poorly for horror films. So there’s no palpable terror, shocks or WTF moments we’ve come to expect from this genre. As a result, there are too many predictable scenes and a ghost spirit we’re way familiar with to derive any horror from, kinda like a dreadful relative that makes holiday visits. Was it painfully bad? No. But you won’t be sad to see this ‘Roommate’ pack their bags either.
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