Banshee Chapter


Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 78%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 42%
IMDb Rating 5.5 10 7478


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Katia Winter as Anne Roland
Ted Levine as Thomas Blackburn
Michael McMillian as James Hirsch
Jenny Gabrielle as Callie
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696.89 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 27 min
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1hr 27 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Moviefreak 6 / 10

Well... If you like creepy stuff, you should give it a shot.

I watched Banshee Chapter because the topic had my interest. Actually, MK ultra is a real experiment that was done between years of 1953 and 1973. The story-line of the movie was very clear and easy to follow, but there were really bad mistakes of the movie. They were unreasonable, and not even related to the stupidity of any character. These mistakes made the movie unrealistic. There were also some stuff left unexplained at the end of the movie, this also made it unrealistic. Even though, I was really captured by the movie and its jump scares. Some scenes were so tense that I knew a few jump scares before coming. Though, they still made me jump. If it was also realistic in reasonable consideration, I would find the movie much better.

What I can say is that watch it if you are interested in the subject matter of the movie and if you like creepy stuff. And watch it as a creepy thriller movie. Otherwise, watching the movie would be a waste of time for you.

Reviewed by rapid_randy 5 / 10

Excellent Subject Matter, Less Impressive Execution

The first ten minutes are extremely interesting and sets the stage for what should have been a one of a kind classic. Unfortunately, it's all down hill from there. As a huge fan of Found Footage, I don't like the addition of scenes not recorded by the camera which supposedly filmed the footage. If you're somewhat familiar with MK Ultra and the drug DMT, you'll probably be letdown and frustrated by the direction they take. There's some jump scares and very little thinking required so as an average horror movie, it succeeds.

Reviewed by metalmonkeymike 10 / 10

Opening the gates of perception just might drive you insane, or worse.

How much can I say about the true beauty of this film, without dropping spoilers?

It's a delightful synthesis of Hunter S. Thompson and H.P. Lovecraft, mixed with the creepy real-world events surrounding the MK Ultra program - the CIA's experiments with psychotropic drugs (LSD, etc.) on unsuspecting American civilians.

If none of that means anything to you, you're not likely to fully appreciate this film. It doesn't exist in a vacuum; it's a pure homage to - and AWESOME synthesis of - material that came before it.

If you want to get up to speed before you watch this film and pass judgment on it, I would recommend that you watch "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and the HST episode of "Final 24"; read at least the Wikipedia entry on MK Ultra; and finally, read Lovecraft's short story "From Beyond."

Lovecraft's classics are too old to be protected by copyright, and this is one place you can read it:

I hope this review helps you find a deeper appreciation of this film, which by itself is not overwhelmingly impressive. It seemed like a relatively low-budget amateur production; but I loved the concept, Lovecraftian ambiance, and the way they dovetailed that with the character of notable real-world wingnut writer HST.

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