Synopsis: In Horsemen, a detective finds a link to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in a serial murder case.
Release Date: March 6, 2009 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Drama, Horror
Horsemen provides a decent mystery but is lacking on the thrills side. It does keep you invested in the story while making some interesting twists that may leave you perplexed and stunned. Aside from the graphic displays of the victims, there is not much else that incites any amount of fear or suspense in Horsemen; although the images will make you cringe and want to look away from the screen.
At the core of Horsemen is not necessarily a religious mantra, as the synopsis may imply. This is a tale of revenge, redemption, regret, and the ability to cause pain to those who have caused others pain – whether directly or indirectly given their circumstance.
When it comes to bondage or purposeful physical mutation, Horsemen has succeeded in providing the audience a true to life effect. The rigs built for the torture scenes, and the bodies displayed upon them, come across as unbelievably realistic. You have no choice but to believe that these people are in fact hanging there, lifeless or not, with their bodies being manipulated and mutilated for the killer’s pleasure. It is not a pretty sight to behold, but the effect is done incredibly well.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Jonas Akerlund
- Screenwriter: David Callaham
- Cast: Dennis Quaid (Aidan Breslin), Ziyi Zhang (Kristen), Lou Taylor Pucci (Alex Breslin), Clifton Collins Jr. (Stingray), Barry Shabaka Henley (Tuck), Patrick Fugit (Corey), Eric Balfour (Taylor)
- Editor(s): Jim May
- Cinematographer: Todd E. Miller
- Production Designer(s): Eric Broms
- Costume Designer: Sandy Cochrane
- Country Of Origin: Canada, USA