Distributor: Accent Films
Genre Sci-Fi Horror
MA15+ (Strong horror violence)
Run Time: 80 mins
Visual Format: 1.78:1
Dolby 5.1 LanguageEnglish
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Author: John Mathews
Almost human brings horror back to the old school days, when horror was all about gore and more gore. It is a film that anyone who appreciates 80's horror will immediately fall in love with. A true trill ride from start to finish with the pacing you'd expect to see in a classic Sam Raimi film. So what is Almost Human? It's essentially and alien film, with elements of the slasher genre. The story starts with out protagonist Seth running a house frantically, convinced he is being chased by something. His friend Mark and girlfriend Jen tells him to calls down, however a sound causes his friend to go out side and get sucked up into the sky.
Two years later the story takes us foward, explaining that his friend Mark has gone missing. Seth now works in a hardware store, there has been a recent occurance of strange activity in the town invoking lights again. Two hunters explore the forestry when they come across what appears to be a body. We then realise that it's Mark, but he looks different. He's in a psychotic rage and kills the two men. Moving back we have Jen who now works in a diner, Marks mission is to track her down. There are some truly terrifying moment in this film that will leave you stunned and shocked.
As a DVD the transfer is presented in it original aspect ratio of , the transfer is strong. It has an intentional blue hue colour lighting to suit the vibe of the cold outdoors. The black levels are rich and there are no signs of digital grain. Not sure if this film was shot digitally or on film, but it has a film like feel. Almost human is a very visual film and there is a great level of detail it seems. Overall a strong DVD transfer, watching it up scaled on a 1080p television looked fine still maintaining quality.
The audio is presented in a 5.1 Dolby mix, the screeching alien sound will make your ears bleed. There are times where It was rocking the room. The dialogue comes off clear and the audio levels don't drop and remain consistent.
Unfortunately no extras, but we do ge the usual entertaining and awesome trailers for Accent upcoming releases. These trailers are always very well presented with intros and are highly entertaining.