The Girl in the Photographs (2015) - Crime, Horror, Thriller

Hohum Score

28

Watchable

A bored young woman in a sleepy community called Spearfish starts receiving photographs of brutally murdered young women. Are they real or staged? The culprit is either a serial killer or some creep with a sick sense of humour.

IMDB: 4.4
Director: Nick Simon
Stars: Kal Penn, Claudia Lee
Length: 95 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 13 out of 35 found boring (37.14%)

One-line Reviews (36)

β€œNext (CLICHE #3), we have the cops who don't believe the lead girl, Colleen, who comes to them with the dead parking lot girl photo that was left posted on a bulletin board in the grocery store she works by someone who obviously got in after hours.

β€œ I only like the photographer because he's an idiot and has a few good lines in itπŸ˜‚ I would say you might enjoy it if you're bored though.

β€œ Not worth the watch i found myself skipping through it because it was so boring.

β€œ Protagonist and antagonist, boring.

β€œ The muted suspense is possibly the result of the script not seeming to know where it's quite going, but the ambiguous conclusion reifies the apparent confusion in narrative direction, and is quite disturbing in its own right.

β€œEither that or the smaller names that took their places would have realized they had to actually work at making a film worth watching.

β€œ Opening on VOD and to a small circuit of indie theaters (I caught the film at Cinema Village in New York), the reviews overall have been lukewarm to terrible, so I went into the film with barred expectations–and was actually somewhat surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

β€œ Practically unwatchable .

β€œ She was one note, monotone and forgettable which is really unacceptable seeing as how our villain becomes obsessed with her when there wasn't anything to be obsessed about.

β€œ (CLICHE #2) This girl gets followed home by the killers and is killed.

β€œFor me it was just a big waste of time.

β€œ If you are bored to death and you have no slightest idea what to do with yourself, then you could maybe consider watching this movie.

β€œ It has suspenseful jump shock scenes that remind me of Wes Craven's signature in films.

β€œ Plot, boring.

β€œ It was well produced, just no story.

β€œ So boring and dumb and I couldn't even finish it I was so bored

β€œ The synopsis on IMDb reads: "A bored young woman in a sleepy community called Spearfish starts receiving photographs of brutally murdered young women.

β€œ I'm so disappointed,the killer's charter is very weak and boring.

β€œSo, (CLICHE # 5) Colleen tells her boyfriend "I can take of myself" and decides to go back to work in the dark grocery store - in the middle of the night ALONE because she works the "AM shift" - even though she knows that a possible murderer got in after hours and posted a photo of a mutilated girl on the bulletin board.

β€œ They worked so flawlessly on this film and put so much detail into the plot it was truly mind blowing.

β€œ An absolute waste of time .

β€œ And then, (CLICHE #8) she decides it's best to go home ALONE rather than accept a police escort!

β€œ After the end credits, I stood up in the empty theater for that peaceful moment, and gave a huge, massive salute towards the big screen, for this was the last film to involve Wes Craven.

β€œ It's conventional, but stylish and entertaining enough that I found it worth my time–and maybe that's enough.

β€œ Oh yeah, because the writer has to try to build suspense and tension by getting the girl alone in the dark somehow (CLICHE #6).

β€œ First (CLICHE #1) we have a girl who walks alone through a dark parking lot late at night even after her friend offers to give her a ride to her car.

β€œBut in the end I'm still a horror junkie and I have to judge the overall package against it's fellow B horror competitors and there is enough here to possibly warrant some degree of entertainment for those with the same genre affliction, there were some OK kills and to be completely honest the picture the killers leave for the girl in the final seconds was brilliantly done, though a photo cannot undo the overall average plot and mundane feel to this film.

β€œ Pefectly Entertaining Villains make film worth watching .

β€œ Instead (CLICHE #4), the cops dismiss it as a hoax by a photographer.

β€œ Colleen (Claudia Lee) is a bored grocery store cashier in the small town of Spearfish (in west central South Dakota).

β€œ She seems too intelligent to just plop down in some boring town working as a cashier with a scanner that doesn't work.

β€œ But I thoroughly enjoyed it.

β€œ Entertaining contemporary slasher .

β€œ So insanely boring and filled with unlikable , unrealistic characters it's maddening.

β€œ (CLICHE #7) When the killers leave another pic of a dead girl, this time on Colleen's car, once again, the cops don't really take it that seriously.

β€œ Setting, boring.