Charlie's Farm

2014

Action / Comedy / Horror

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IMDb Rating 4.6 10 2462

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Tara Reid as Natasha
Nathan Jones as Charlie Wilson
Bill Moseley as John Wilson
Kane Hodder as Tony Stewart
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Reviewed by jadavix 3 / 10

What went wrong?

"Charlie's Farm" is one of those movies that to watch is to wonder what went wrong, because it seems certain that something did.

There are some basic things wrong with it from the get go, but these would be forgivable in a horror movie, especially if it delivers on the gore or, hell, maybe even a few scares. For starters, the dialogue and action of the characters feels unnatural. They make the decision to see the titular "Charlie's Farm" right at the beginning of the movie, a place once owned by a family of serial killers but now thought abandoned. You'd think they would either, one: require some convincing or strong justification to visit such a place - especially the women, who are generally less interested in such things, or two: be afficianados of the weird and macabre, in which case you could at least understand their interest in the setting of serial murder. They are not the latter and don't have the former. If the conversation leading up to visiting the farm convinces the characters, it doesn't convince the audience, so why show it in the first place? They could have just skipped it completely and begun the movie on the road, introducing the characters as connoisseurs of carnage like "House of 1000 Corpses", a movie the makers of "Charlie's Farm" have most definitely seen - they've even got Bill Moseley in this movie. He could've given them better advice.

The characters travel in the general direction of the farm where the killings happened, apparently having no idea exactly where it is - if a place where a bunch of people were murdered seems like a strange destination for a road trip with your girlfriend, how about a place you don't even know the location of? They stop in the requisite local pub to ask for directions, where, wouldn't you know it, all conversation immediately dies as soon as the protagonist mentions Charlie's farm. He is, of course, warned strenuously against visiting the farm - all the locals know it is BAD NEWS - but, for no real reason, he starts a fight with one of them, and he tells him exactly where it is for making him angry! It couldn't be any more obvious that the filmmakers needed the locals to warn the protagonists about the farm to build suspense - but also to tell them where it is to keep the plot moving. The attempt to start a fight was so lame and forced it leaves you wondering if the filmmakers couldn't have come up with a better way of having the characters find the farm, or make it more realistic that they'd get in a fight with a p'd off local.

All these things are problems that could have been fixed with a better screenplay. But now we are moving into the real what-went-wrong territory. For starters, this is an R18+ rated horror movie here in Australia... and there's practically no violence, nor any attempt to scare, until over an hour in. That's when, not coincidentally, the bad guy shows up, played by ex-wrestler and strong man contender, the giant and musclebound Nathan Jones. Casting him as the bad guy was about the only good idea the producers of "Charlie's Farm" had. But why do they make us wait so long before bringing him on screen? There is no suspense at all involved in his eventual appearance. He just shows up, and you expect him to apologize to his victims for keeping them waiting.

The movie does, then, make good on its promise and have at least a couple of creative death scenes, involving a penectomy - surprisingly rarely seen in horror movies - and the removal of someone's jaw, with an interesting shot showing what the victim's head looks like without the mandible.

Before we get to the kills, though, there is yet another improbable action on the part of the protagonists, and this time I'm not even sure it was necessary to move the plot forward. The set-up: the character and his gal-pal strip off (her not showing nudity) to swim in the creek. The girl spots the killer. He is, admittedly, one of the most fearsome looking bad guys I have seen in a horror movie. He is seven foot tall, deformed, covered in scar tissue, dressed in rags, and, to top it all off, with contact lenses making his eyes a colour no human eye ever could or should be. He also just has a completely deranged look on his face.

The girl is scared. What does the guy do? Does he suggest to the girl that they run away? Does he also get as scared as anyone would in that situation, and freak out beyond all reason? No, he gets out of the water, telling the enormous maniac to "piss off", and remarking to his (understandably) terrified female friend that "it's all right, I think he's a bit retarded".

Look who's talking, buddy.

It was unnecessary to have the protagonist approach the bad guy so moronically. And completely unbelievable.

After a while, and a few more kill scenes (though only one other really good one), the movie makes another questionable decision as it leaves us in the company of one Miss Tara Reid, she of the "rock scientist" fame. Reid was never much of an actress, granted, and I'm not sure what she's doing in this movie. The filmmakers were savvy enough to cast horror legends Bill Moseley and Kane Hodder, and even though they're both completely wasted, it does make you wonder - not for the first or last time - what they were thinking when they made that particular decision. Reid was hardly a star in '14, her heyday in "American Pie" some 15 years ago, and her looks aren't what they used to be.

And then, after a lame and unconvincing death scene, the movie ends. Just like that. The movie's snooze-inducing pacing, lack of gore or death except for only a couple of scenes, negligible usage of its only real stars, and completely unexpected ending and lack of resolution all add up to a big fat "what the hell happened?" Something must have gone wrong before, during or after. When the killer in a horror movie shows up and doesn't seem to belong, something is probably wrong with the movie from a production stand point. When the movie ends, and just feels like someone pulled the plug out of the TV rather than the movie actually ENDING, something is definitely wrong. Did they run out of money? Did the studio demand re-shoots or edits, or edits of re-shoots? Did some of the actors quit?

One thing that seems sure is: you probably won't care enough to find out.

Reviewed by Paul Magne Haakonsen 5 / 10

A trip back to the 1990s slasher era...

The reasons for why I opted to sit down and watch "Charlie's Farm" was solely because of two things; of which the first was that it is a horror movie, and the second being that Kane Hodder is in the movie. It turns out that my horror heart skipped a beat when I saw that Bill Moseley also was in this movie - a fact which had eluded me.

"Charlie's Farm" started out quite nicely with some brutality and slayings, so the scene and mood of the movie was established right away. So it was off to an impressive start.

The atmosphere of the movie and the build up of the storyline is very reminiscent of the horror movies from the 1990s, so there is a sense of familiarity and nostalgia to be experienced here. Personally, I think that worked out well in favor of the movie.

The cast was for the most part quite interesting in this movie. I was initially thrilled to have Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley together in a horror movie, but was somewhat disheartened when I came to realize that they didn't actually have any on-screen time together. Also, I feel somewhat bamboozled because Kane Hodder didn't really have that big of a role in this movie. Now, I don't claim to be much of a fan of Tara Reid, and for some reason she looks exactly the same in every movie she is in, exactly the same - so she could potentially just be the same character in all of her movies.

The special effects, props and make-up department had done some pretty good work in bringing the movie to life on the screen, and the gore and mayhem looked rather realistic, which really added to the enjoyment of the movie. Well, at least most of the time anyway, there were moments when it was obviously a prosthetic being used, and was painstakingly visibly so.

I have to admit to having a good laugh when Kane Hodder was standing in the dark and asking "is that you Jason?"

If you enjoy the old school slasher horror genre then you will most definitely get a kick out of "Charlie's Farm". However, the movie does follow that traditional blueprint of how the horror movies were made back then, so on that note don't expect any great surprises in terms of innovation or creativity.

Reviewed by Saiph90 1 / 10

Beyond stupid

I wish I could give this -1, it was up there with one of the worst movies I have ever endured. Where do you start, well here is what I learned.

1 You get anyone and their relatives to write a review to boost the rating. 2 There is so little to do in Australia that it is better to travel hundreds of miles to stay in a s### hole rather than spend time next to a pool with a few beers. 3 No matter if you have a huge beer gut, wear women's knickers and have the social skills of a wilder beast you are still attractive to the stunning brunette because you are called donkey. 4 When confronted by a bloke who looks like the side of a house and has a four feet machete you should stumble up the riverbank naked and call him "a retard". 5 Although it took them a few days driving and camping their boxer mate can teleport there. 6 When said boxer arrives he thinks it is a good idea to offer the seven foot machete wielding maniac a Queensberry rules boxing match.

This film was awful and the makers knew it was stinking the place out so thought we will make it funny so everyone knows we are doing it tongue in cheek. Unfortunately it is neither funny or a horror movie. There is no empathy with the characters you start rooting for Charlie. Australia is a beautiful, fascinating country but this manages to waste it, it wants to be Woolf Creek but ends up as time you will never get back, I have been more horrified by finding we had run out of coffee than anything in this movie.

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