The Good 

“Thought-provoking finish”. 

“Tension built well”. 

“Darker romantic themes used well”. 

“Gore and nightmares feature”.

“Frequent setting changes”.

“Mind captivating finale”.

The Bad 

“One dimensional plot”. 

“Insufficient scares for Horror”.

“Genre unclear”.

Introduction 

The Beta test is a Comedy, Horror, and Thriller movie, according to IMDb. 

Horror impact 

Gore was notable from the off. The different language spoken in the introduction was a little off putting, however following this, tension was quickly established, yet cut quickly.

Romance was used as a temptation and weapon, to lead individuals astray. The Horror element came in with gore, nightmares, and tension-building, which occurred frequently throughout. Sound and camera zoom were used effectively to build tension. Settings were changed frequently, to maintain entertainment value. 

The film focused on unravelling one key mystery, and whilst this quest began entertaining, I found the plot became a bit too one dimensional, as time passed. 

The ending twist flipped the whole morals of the film on their head, and was a truly inspiring ending. 

Summary 

Strong beginning and finish, slightly one dimensional mystery. 

Recent reviews 

Last review – Interstellar https://reasea.org/2022/01/14/interstellar-movie-8-10-rich-in-action-emotion-and-thought-provoking/

Last Horror – Morgan https://reasea.org/2022/01/07/morgan-horror-movie-review-slow-builder-lacked-consistent-horror-impact-6-5-10/

Joyride 2: Dead ahead (2008) https://reasea.org/2021/11/26/joy-ride-2-dead-ahead-2008-movie-review-entertaining-with-more-elaborate-horror-mechanisms-than-the-original-8-5-10/

Joyride 1: (2001) https://reasea.org/2021/11/19/joyride-2001-movie-review-tense-entertaining-with-a-twist-at-the-end-not-dated-one-bit-8-5-10/

Sources 

Photo credit = https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2021/10/57th-chicago-international-film-festival-capsule-review-the-beta-test/

Photo edits = The, beta, test, horror, comedy, thriller, 2021 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11738830/

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