Late Phases

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"The hunt is on"
  • NR
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.0  (8,398)
  • 51

Late Phases is a 2014 horror movie that explores the story of an elderly and blind war veteran, Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici), who moves into a gated community exclusive to senior citizens. The community is believed to be a peaceful haven where elderly people can enjoy their retirement by basking in the sun and relaxing in each other's company. However, following a series of gruesome attacks on residents during the full moon, McKinley discovers that the community harbors a secret dark affair.

Throughout the movie, McKinley rapidly starts to unveil the mystery behind the monster responsible for the killings. He becomes friendly with his neighbors who believe that he regards all of them as burdened and frail, but in the end, they cheer him on. McKinley is a no-holds-barred tough-talking character, but his physical disability has hardly made him less capable in rising to the challenges he faces. The tension ramped up several notches when McKinley zoned in on the possible location of these monsters and later discovered some clues that made him narrow down the suspect.

The movie delivers a thrilling sequence of events that push McKinley beyond his limits. He must outsmart the creatures and confront them with unmatchable bravery head-on. Late Phases is a horror movie that delivers multiple scenes of pure horror, from bleak shots of an eerie, flickering moon to the gory aftermath of the monster attacks. The sound effects also heighten the mood perfectly, with each squelch and scream noticeable from the haunting quietness of the retirement community.

Late Phases managed to elevate the traditional werewolf story with its unique approach to the aging hero, as well as introducing the twist that the werewolves themselves are a nuanced society rather than faceless evil antagonists. One boss monster leader is given somber context and backstory, and the story builds up enough tension for recurring appearances by these monsters to become genuinely scary.

The cast also delivers great performances, with Nick Damici as the lead character, Ambrose McKinley. He exudes a feeling of frustration and bitterness about his state of being, but he holds tight to his principles even to the end. Ethan Embry plays his loyal son, Will, who provides stellar support from the sideline. Lance Guest puts out an excellent performance as Father Roger, the priest assigned to the community. He struggles with his faith and begins questioning the beliefs he has always held. Adding to the poignant performances is an excellent cast of senior citizens who play a crucial part in the plot.

Late Phases is not just about horror and gore. It explores themes of the elderly and how they're often overlooked or rejected by society, with their weaknesses used against them. The film takes a heartfelt stand on aging and the trials and terrors that come with it. McKinley's character is a perfect representation of seniors. He desperately craves independence and hates pity. His fight against the monsters symbolizes his struggle with age and the changes that come with it. The movie also presents a powerful narrative on mortality and the importance of legacy, which all drives home the theme of family.

In conclusion, Late Phases is a must-watch movie for anyone who loves horror flicks. It offers an excellent blend of suspense, mystery, horror, and heartfelt drama. The fantastic performances by the cast, coupled with the well-thought storylines, incredible sound, and haunting visual effects make it a must-see. The film does not just throw frights at viewers but touches on deeper subjects of family, aging, mortality, and purpose. With great performances by the cast and the movie's outstanding production, it's a horror movie that's not for the weak-hearted.

Late Phases is a 2014 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 51.

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    6.0  (8,398)
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