Since The Babadook I’ve had this idealized perception that indie horror was on the cusp of a revolution—and maybe it still is!—but a few films lately have dampened that view, The Void included. The film is visually creative in shots and designs, and the Lovecraftian elements are a nice change of pace from the standard “demonic” angle I half expected. But The Void is a failed pastiche where assembled elements of 80’s horror don’t feel creatively assembled together but yet sloppily assembled and ultimately derivative, and coupled together with some atrocious acting, makes for an experience which disappoints; my hope is another viewing could improve my feelings. 

6/10 

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