Over the years numerous rock stars have gotten involved in the film industry most notably horror with Dee Snider’s awesome Strangeland and Rob Zombie’s slew of films. Now famed guitarist Slash is trying his hands at the film industry with the first film out of his Slasher Films Nothing Left to Fear, but does it deliver the horrific punch of it’s predecessors or will this be a quick end to this venture?
Nothing Left to Fear follows a family who move into a small community where everything seems nice, but soon the teenage daughter begins to be tormented by grisly visions and her younger sister has been marked for a depraved ritual that demands the blood of the innocent to unleash the creatures of the damned. The story is actually pretty good here, but due to slow pacing makes it really hard to get into. The film has a decent cast featuring Clancy Brown and Anne Heche and everyone does a fine job, but nothing that really stands out. They were trying to use the slow build with a hint of mystery as opposed straight horror to bring this story to its climax, but there just isn’t much happening. There is too much down time that at times you forget you are watching a horror film and when something does finally happen throws you off. The second half of the film works a bit better when something actually starts happening. The effects used in the film are actually pretty cool and work well adding a creepy element that it needs, just not enough of it.
This movie isn’t horrible it just doesn’t have a whole lot going on. There is a decent story here and some good performances, but needed a bit of a push to get to the point. For a debut film it’s not too bad it just had the potential to be so much more. This is going to be one of those films that will have audiences split on their opinions so give it a shot and see for yourself.