Bone Sickness (2004) Review
"Bone Sickness" is an unbelievably resourceful shot on video splatter movie. about half of its running time dedicated to gory happenings, though several of the atmospheric chiller scenes work quite well (especially the pool sequence).
thankfully, this movie is NOT at all ironic in its approach, but an earnest indie horror movie--- one that is a total 100% pleasure to watch. it just glows with a bright love of the genre (creepy and fun splatter). if you accept its flaws (eg. all of the adults/married people look about 21 years old, the sound, some weak performances and occasional 180 rule flubs)--- it is a very charming and engrossing 7 out of 10.
and it has EXCELLENT music.
as with much of this stuff, the writer director is a special effects guy, first and foremost, like timo rose & olaf ittenbach over in Germany. "bone sickness" compares in a lot of ways to "darkness (the vampire version)," which is similarly gory and inspired, though "darkness" is not nearly as good and has little in the way of atmosphere.
creepy, resourceful and inventive, "bone sickness" is a celebration of horror and indie film fire. if you can accept (or embrace) its DIY flaws, it smolders and shambles like fulci in a manhole with perhaps some hints of bizarro literature as well (carlton mellick III).