THE VOID - 90min
The Void draws inspiration from a number of horror influences, including Hellraiser, The Beyond, H.P. Lovecraft, and Lucio Fulci. The film premiered at Fantastic Fest 2016 in Austin to a packed house.
Aaron Poole plays Officer Daniel Carter, a cop who stumbles upon a man crawling in the forest in need of help. A trip to a nearly closed rural hospital kicks off the beginning of the end for several characters unlucky enough to be in the hospital at the time. Carter's estranged wife Allison is the head nurse (Munroe) --- who along with Dr. Powell (Welsh) --- are the two in charge at the desolate hospital when Carter brings the drifter in. A father and son tracking the drifter burst onto the scene to demand that the man be given over to them. Also, there's a dangerous cult in white robes following the pair and everyone barricades themselves in. The trick is to survive the night and the monsters. To any horror fan who knows the work of Fulci, many scenes will feel familiar, particularly the homages to The Beyond.