End of the Line Review
Written by: daniel
It was scarcely a minute after the opening credits and I already had a grin spread from cheek to cheek, the movie showed a lot of promise in very short time but it was not long until my grin was gone and my expectations of horror bliss shattered – yes, I cried a river.
The plot is very simple, after a long day of dealing with rowdy patients with ‘delusional’ warnings of demons, Karen a psychiatric nurse boards a late night train, which is deserted with the exception of a few civilians, the train conductor and a handful of Voice of Hope Church members. The train is abruptly stopped, and the church members receive a message on their pagers alerting them that it’s the dawn of the apocalypse and they have to save (kill) as many people as possible before the dead rise and condemn the living to eternal damnation. The church members go to work with their daggers and swords, the surviving passengers flee the train to the subway tunnels while the gleeful church members take on slow but steady chase.
If I was to rate this movie on gore alone then hands down it would be ten stars, from throat cut to knife abortion the effects were excellent for what I assume was a low budget, but the gore scenes were few and far between boring plot and irritatingly bad acting and dialogue. The awkward girl meets boy acting of the protagonist Karen and character Mike is worse than Twilight, the rat-like villain Patrick and the perpetually retard-smiling church members, are unconvincing and awful. I’ll concede about the church members solely because there is something very amusing about a smiling man in a button-up shirt repeating the line, “God is love”, while digging into a lady’s stomach with a dagger.
To watch End of the Line I’d advise you to bringing along a deck of cards, knitting needles and wool, a magazine or something else to keep you occupied during the numerous boring parts.