The Snare - Decay Mag review
The Snare embeds real horrors with fictitious elements. The underlying message once revealed strikes a chord with the viewer. The film is not a typical Horror,Thriller. Projected are scenes with dual messages.
The plot may seem generic with its approach, setting, and set of characters. Yet, as the story develops therein lies a unique direction. The Snare offers quality portrayals with light uses of practical effects. The highlight of this production resides within the story.
Pros: The Snare is an elaborate craft best summed as a psychological Thriller. Horror elements don't accent events. Removed are traditional scare tactics. Instead, frightening aspects are an intricate part of unfolding grim scenarios. The film combines Horror and Thriller with flawlessness.
The script offers a clever strategy. C.A. Cooper penned an intimate depiction of conflict. External and internal forces are the sources of opposing forces. Is it physical versus metaphysical?
Haunting apparitions are not derived from a conventional origin. In fact, The Snare presents a visual journey into an unstable human psyche. The fabric of reality is torn with delusion stitching the synopsis together.
A frightening circumstance of survival is the core concept. Therein lies the Thriller aspect. An otherworldly Horror soon plagues victims. What befalls these characters is anything from traditional unknowns.
The characters expel a sense of realism. C.A. Cooper does great work of presenting the world seen through the eyes of the protagonist. Alice Clarke is a complex entity plagued with mental and physical attrition. Actress Eaoifa Forward portrays the role of Alice Clarke with utmost passion.
Actor Dan Paton and actress Rachel Warren offer supporting roles. Both Paton and Warren display a layered set of emotions. Their portrayals are well established. From Act I to Act III each character undergoes a transmogrification of mental deterioration.
Cons: For the average viewing, The Snare may not seem suitable. Missing out on scenes can lead to the film becoming confusing. The film has a design for appreciation from the onset. Subliminal messages pepper the presentation. Deciphering these clues is not an issue for the astute viewer. Once the final scene materializes the subject of the film becomes evident.
By Ken Artuz - Dec 4, 2016