Rot (2019)

Rot (2019)
4.0
  • 59
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release year: 2019 ()
  • Running time: 90 min
  • Original Title: Rot
  • Voted: 59

A grad student breaks up with her boyfriend to focus on her thesis, not realizing something has infected him and that he's going to wreak havoc on her life.

#PersonCharacters
1Eileen DietzKatherine
2Daniel AmermanMalcom
3Jill EvynRachel
4Johnny KostreyJesse
  • well its a kind of horror... by 4

    Made by i guess semipros and civilian amateurism actors. its a kind of 1,2,3,4, every step in a row film about a sinister disorder made by a fungobacterivirus that has erupted within the walls of a senior care center, its spread via direct contact, e.g. kissing and biting, and the first spreader is a male nurse(its me???, kissed by a little ol lady.

    its also the story about a adult group of adults that are somewhat connected to it all, and the crazy outrage starts spinning of, a bit original take i would say, its without any special effects, and use scream and sound as best as it can. musically its not much to tell, its a big minus the way the music has been edited.

    but the humongous problem with the edition i saw was the sound quality, that appeared like two youghurt and a mile of fishing line to talk to one another with, like living in a box, a metal box, terribel and double terribel.

    but if you are lucky they might work that out later, the filmographic impression are good, the acting are what i did expect considering economy, and the story do have some tense moments.

    and if you are extremely patient you will be able to experience some sexual horror too!!! when and where i shall not say other than my adhd relative got the eyes wide open and making me start howling, so its a small recommend from the grumpy old man

  • Good until the end by 5

    Ok movie, but the ending sucked. If it had a different ending, I would have given it a 6. I am guessing the director ran out of ideas or was watching too much porn on his phone.

    Basically an infected zombie movie.

  • Rot is what this movie will do on the movie shelf far, far in the back... by 2

    When I sat down to watch "Rot", I must admit that I had expected quite something else than what this movie turned out to be. And for a horror movie, I must say that "Rot" was a swing and a miss.

    I am not really sure what writer and director Andrew Merrill tried to accomplish with the script and storyline for this movie, because it felt more like a collection of randomly shot sequences that were put into a pseudo-chronological fashion in order to make a movie. I can't claim to have been entertained by what the script turned out to be. In fact, I found it to be a random scrambled mess that lacked proper coherency.

    The characters in the movie sort of faded into one another for me. I couldn't really differentiate between the characters, as they were lacking motivation, background, personality and traits. It just felt like I was watching a puppet show of people milling about randomly.

    When I read the synopsis, I must admit that it sounded like this movie had the ingredients of being a movie that could be set in the early stages of a zombie outbreak. But turns out that it was nothing of the kind. In fact, I have honestly no clue what "Rot" turned out to be; aside from being a boring movie.

    As for the acting performances in "Rot". Well, don't go expecting to be blown away by any up and coming grand performers here. This is by no means award-winning material. And I think that the actors and actresses were definitely hindered in performing properly given the fact that the script was just downright bad, and the characters were flaccid and lacking details.

    I managed to sit through the entire ordeal up to the end, hoping that the movie would become better along the way. But it just never did that, and I was left unimpressed and unentertained. I am rating "Rot" a generous two out of ten stars, mostly because the production level of the movie was actually adequate.

#PersonCrew
1Bogdan Yansencinematographer
2Josy Svajdacomposer
3Andrew Merrilldirector
4Beth Crudeleproducer
5Stephanie Ottingerproduction_designer