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|09.20.07||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2007|
A group of couples head off on a fishing trip onboard a yacht from New Zealand to Fiji. All's good until they catch a shark and find a human hand in its belly. Along the lines of The Hidden, Fallen, and Carpenter's The Thing, this movie is about a malevolent spirit that can switch bodies with the use of a special dagger. The twist is that the spirit is running from Death (or the ferryman, mythologically speaking). John Rhys Davies plays the initial host that a group of yachters pick up.
This movie was much better than I thought it would be. Every aspect was just better. The depth of character, the abundance of twisted humor throughout, and the places they went that I didn't really expect them to go all brought this movie up in my eyes. I wouldn't say it's a FUN movie, but I definitely had fun watching it (if that makes sense).
For instance, at one point, the spirit has just switched into the body of a beautiful yet shallow and bitchy girl, leaving her spirit in the bruised bloodied and gutshot body of the guy before. She then proceeds to masturbate in front of "herself" while the guy whines in disgust and yells "you can't make me cry!" over and over again. I really didn't expect to see that when I sat down an hour ago!
The big difference may be that I like all the characters. They're fun before they're possessed then most of them get to be even more fun when they get possessed. This movie wouldn't be nearly as good if the evil spirit wasn't such a bastard. Thankfully for the audience, he is. Not so much for the poor dog who undergoes some (hopefully) fake movie-violence. And never mind that shark.