But obviously the film isn't based on fact. It is in fact based on the very talented artist Alex Pardee's work.
We here have a fauxmentary by Adam Green, the acclaimed writer/director behind the Hatchet movies. I've only seen the first one but I didn't think much to it. This fauxmentary is as far away from the feel of it as possible.
It holds nothing on Troll Hunter as a fauxmentary but as a horror film in general it exceeds and excels way above most.
It begins with artists, musicians and noticeable people in the horror genre in one way or another talking about what Monsters are for them. Alex Pardee is one of them.
We then find out that someone has reached out to Adam with apparent proof that Monsters are real but aren't really monsters per se, but normal people deformed and disappeared.
Of course Adam having an extensive knowledge of monsters and having always wanted to have believed in them, decides to meet this person.
A guy named Decker, played perfectly by Ray Wise.
If someone didn't know who Ray was and saw him in this role, they would truly believe he is a crazy person.
But everyone knows who Ray Wise is. Or they bloody should, he's a brilliant actor that has been in many amazing productions. Including both short lived shows Twin Peaks and Reaper.
Decker hands over drawings, painted by 'a stranger' on commission, then slips up and says another one was by his son, but flat out refuses to speak about his son any longer.
This only adds fuel to the fire in Adam's mind as he and his cinematographer and friend Will Barnett decide to pursue the case further and want to catch one of the 'monsters' on film.
I won't release any more spoilers here, so you can enjoy the film without knowing too much.
But then that was the problem with the film in my eyes. Although brilliant for what it is, it doesn't really tell you anything.
Everything you see is the main plot and sub plot all at once. it blends everything you see so everything is important to you, the viewer.
We are left to wonder if Decker is lying about anything throughout the film, and although the part about the monsters is revealed, we don't know about anything else the man has said and other certain things about his life and The Marrow.
Then the ending was a bit strange. You'll see what I mean when you come to it. There was nothing wrong with it minus the few minutes that could have been cut out for all we see are roots and walls. But I was left asking for more.
Now most people would think that as a bad thing. But in this case I was asking for more because it was a great movie. Not to please myself, but so I can be more immersed in this world Alex and Adam have created.
I wanted more story, more Marrow, and more monsters.
It's a shame that we don't get to see that many creations by Alex's hand in the film.
He has been an artist for many many years and is one person who I look up to for inspiration in my own drawings, and rage and jealousy because I can't draw as well as he.
His artwork has always been out there, with his crazy, scary, and sometimes cute creatures. But unfortunately not many people (at least that I've spoken to) have heard of him.
You can check out some of his artwork by simply googling him or grabbing a few Post Hardcore bands albums, The Used's Lies For The Liars being a popular one, in which he created a whole host of creatures and stories behind them.
When you see his artwork, you'll understand why I wanted more of his creatures come to life and have more screen time.
So all in all, I have to give this film an
It was a brilliant film, I just wish it had more. And before now, I wasn't an Adam Green fan, watching this movie has made me want to give him a second chance and watch Hatchet again along with its sequels, and of course the very popular show 'Holliston'.
You can view the film now on VOD, it is on iTunes today.
US, pre-order the DVD or Blu by clicking here.
And UK here.
I'll definitely be buying it when it's released.