Madison County (2011) - Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Hohum Score

95

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A group of college kids travel to a small, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of several grisly murders that happened there. But ...

IMDB: 4.1
Director: Eric England
Stars: Colley Bailey, Matt Mercer
Length: 81 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 15 out of 40 found boring (37.5%)

One-line Reviews (30)

Above Average Suspenseful Slasher Film .

Madison County is worth watching.

Yes, I do feel that it was quite tedious and boring and that it was like many other films I have seen, especially naming "The Friday the 13th" and "Wrong Turn" franchises since the majority of both series were set in the backwoods of an isolated area.

(in boredom) .

Possibly one of the worst movies ever made.

The movie follows the cliché' blueprint of getting five attractive twenty-somethings to a secluded rural area where they can be placed in proximity with the trademarked deranged locals.

However, Madison County wouldn't have been your enjoyable murder movie is they had all lived.

There is a point in the film where the characters just keep returning to this diner to talk to this elderly woman behind the counter (who is easily the worst actress in the film), this got incredibly repetitive and I found myself screaming "SOMEBODY JUST DIE ALREADY!

slow moving masked killer...

That said, there's some fun to be had with it's back-half being loaded with all the stalking being done in a pretty creepy location, a rather imposing killer and his mask that make quite an impression, and a really intriguing mystery explored in the first half that make this one a lot better than it really could've been.

Do YOU like disjointed, nonsensical films where the characters behave stupidly and unrealistically, where the "plot" is an excuse for some highly unimaginative killings of tedious bad actors whom you won't care to root for, and which end abruptly without any sense of closure?

I think the opening pretty much gives you a fairly predictable plot.

Madison County was slow.

Pretty much everything: Predictable plot, cardboard characters, sluggish pacing...

This movie started out with the typical theme, and morphed into an even more predictable scenario.

Myself, I haven't really been a big fan of slashers since the 80's because they're all mostly repetitive with predictable plots.

Guess what happens next…From the very opening scene in which the soon-to-be-dead teens load up their car for a few days of camping in the wilderness, Madison County is in very familiar territory, but still manages to be reasonably entertaining for a while thanks to the initially likable characters.

Watching characters this stupid soon becomes tiresome in the extreme, and any sympathy towards them goes right out the window.

I I especially the love the gripping cinematography and great performances, and the Direction is mad talented.

The improvement in these areas would've distinguished it from what is a very formulaic plot idea: teenagers go to an isolated place and meet a crazed killer and of course an inevitable twist at the end.

Writer/director Eric England boldly places Madison County almost entirely during the day, and being able to spot Damien advancing through the distant trees is a thrilling image.

Still, every once in awhile something comes out worth watching.

Anyhow, it's an alright horror film which has it's decent and boring moments.

Even the pig masked killer, Damien Ewell, that is the main nut job, is very ho hum even when on the attack.

Overall this film was boring/decent.

I enjoyed it enough, as it had some of the elements I wanted in the genre.

An all round cliché.

Great cover, boring as hell...

Madison County is an indie horror that falls flat on its face by boring the viewer for the first 45 minutes, then torturing them with mild horror as the cliché bunch of all American teens run about screaming and flexing muscle...

But it moves so slow and after a while you get the typical slasher clichés that it becomes rather predictable.