Reviewed: Netflix Streaming
to us by writer, director and producer Lary Banning, AB-Negative is officially
described on the official blurbs as follows:
Carneal always does the right thing. But when he loses his wife, his job and
his home, a desperate Wooster is extorted into harvesting human organs for the
black market. While hunting down his unsuspecting victims, he also takes
revenge on those who ruined his life. But to save himself, Wooster must stay
three steps ahead of police, savvy news reporter Claire DuBois, and the organ
for better or worse, that pretty much sums up the plot of this low budget
movie. Officially classified as a horror film, I would have classified it
more as a drama, or suspense type film and not so much horror.
me say that again – in my opinion, this is not a horror movie. There is some minor violence, and they
try to get there, but it just isn’t horror. It isn’t scary, spooky, disturbing, or anything else that
would denote horror. The plot had
possiblilities, but I’m not sure that it would have ever become anything but
Touristas even with more money and a better cast. Having said that, it is by far not the worst movie out there,
nor the worst that I have seen.
acting is passable for a movie at this price point. It isn’t great, even at its best, and there are some
downright awful performances, couple at the park, I’m looking at you here, but
overall despite its unevenness, it manages to get its message across, for
better or worse. I guess it
be like having your friends act in your movie, if they all went to drama class
in high school. The locations
set work is ok. Think whatever
director could get, or maybe places that were owned by friends that were
available to use for free. The
special effects were competent, but somewhat rare for a horror film.
was it any fun to watch? Simply
put, not really. Truth of the
matter is, it is very slow, even at it’s best. The violence is sporatic, and not plentiful enough, nor
graphic enough to make it a pure horror film, nor is a horror film type mood
ever set. The movie takes
too seriously, and as such, just never gels into a good time that I can recommend. Even the somewhat plentiful gratuitous
nudity can’t save this movie’s good time rating. This film fails to meet all but one of my requirements for a
worthwhile horror film. Here is
how it rates:
Nudity: Enough to be
a plus to the
Violence: A little, but
to get thumbs up in this category.
Story/Plot: Nothing special here. Not enough to save this movie.
Acting: Pretty typical for a film at this
budget level, which isn’t good.