All through the ‘80s, a standard horror trope had evil doers possessing inanimate objects and tormenting their new homeowners. From dolls (Baby’s Play, Puppetmaster) to vehicles (Christine), comforting possessions have been turning towards the individuals who held them most pricey. These movies weren’t meant to be taken significantly, although. Somewhat, they normally served as tongue-in-cheek commentaries on consumerism with few actual scares however a depraved humorousness. Director Jordan Rubin faucets into these together with his entertaining new movie The Drone.
Simply earlier than the police break down his door, a serial killer, referred to as The Violator (Neil Sandilands), makes use of black magic to ship his soul into the business drone he used to stalk his victims. Later, newlywed couple Rachel (Alex Essoe) and Chris (John Brotherton) are shifting into their new home once they discover a seemingly deserted drone. It’s a more recent mannequin, so Chris fortunately claims it as his, even going to an electronics store to purchase a brand new distant management for it. When a few of their neighbors disappear, and mysterious messages pop up of their electronic mail, although, it’s as much as Chris and Rachel to determine what’s taking place and cease it.
“…makes use of black magic to ship his soul into the business drone he used to stalk his victims.”
Fact be instructed, it’s precisely what it seems like. Rubin provides us one thing that may have match completely on the Empire Worldwide Footage or Full Moon Options rosters 30 years in the past. There’s a ridiculous premise, corny dialog, and a tacky soundtrack clearly evoking the orchestral synth of Richard Band’s seminal scores. Bear in mind when you might lease some crappy Charles Band film from the native video rental store and invite some buddies over for pizza and beer? That is a type of.
In case you’re on the lookout for lavish cinematography or a deep message, you gained’t discover it right here. The Drone is simply foolish leisure with some enjoyable kills. It doesn’t ask to be taken significantly; it simply needs us to smile. We’d like extra of those.
The Drone (2019) Directed by Jordan Rubin. Written by Al Kaplan, Jon Kaplan, Jordan Rubin. Starring Alex Essoe, John Brotherton, Anita Briem, Neil Sandilands, Rex Linn.
7 out of 10 stars