Unrest (After Dark Horrorfest) Movie Review
Unrest stars hottie Corri English as a medical student who is tasked with working with a team to dissect a cadaver. She, unfortunately, gets stuck with a self-torturing suicide victim who even after death likes to taunt and kill people.
English is okay in the lead. At the very least, she looks good, almost like Britney Spears... only with hair. Surrounded by a bunch of good-looking men, the movie has enough eye candy for everyone to enjoy. There's even some nudity, though it doesn't come in the form of English (but she does strip down to her undies to go diving in a formaldehyde bath with a bunch of cadavers) - they show the boobs of a dead woman. Yes, exciting, isn't it?
Unrest is a moderately good film, though ultimately is a rather forgettable horror flick, if it can even be considered that. The movie has some deaths, a couple minor scares, and a whole lot of mumbo jumbo about an atheist who sleeps with a Christian dude and then starts wondering about spirituality after she begins to sense that the spirit of her cadaver is hovering around. I can't say I was overly thrilled with the character development - not that there isn't any, but the direction the characters go ends up getting cheesier and cheesier.
Still, the movie as a whole isn't cheesy, but even at only 88 minutes it begins to feel a bit long. The first act or so is quite engaging and well done, but the movie loses focus and never really has a point. And to blow the ending, what English does really doesn't make sense. She determines that the body needs to be laid to rest, so she incinerates it... I would think burying the body would be a better alternative in my opinion, wouldn't you?
Unrest has its moments and overall is well done, but is inconsistent in its presentation. A good-looking lead isn't enough to do itself justice. Recommended for those who like something a bit different and more subtle, but most horror buffs will be a tad disappointed more wasn't done with this interesting premise.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.