Nothing Left to Fear (2013) Anne Heche, James Tupper, Ethan Peck, Rebekah Brandes Movie Review

Nothing Left to Fear (2013)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Nothing Left to Fear (2013)

Nothing to See Here

After a long drive Dan Bramford (James Tupper) and his family reach their destination, the seemingly sleepy back water town of Stull where Dan is due to take over from Pastor Kingsman (Clancy Brown) who after many years is retiring. What Dan doesn't realise is that Stull is one of the gateways to Hell and unless a human sacrifice happens the gateway will be opened and the town will be plunged in to darkness.

As I sat there watching "Nothing Left to Fear" I realised that I had stopped really watching it, just staring at the screen but taking none of it in. There reason for this is that sadly "Nothing Left to Fear" is painfully slow going with nothing seeming to happen for around the first half of the movie. I know that because I actually started the movie again and realised my disinterest came from it being uninteresting rather than for any other reason. But I will say this, forcing myself to watch it again lead to me picking up on some subtleties which you don't see the first time because they are lost in a sea of seemingly nothingness.

But my dissatisfaction with "Nothing Left to Fear" is not just down to its laborious opening 45 minutes but because it isn't really that frightening. Yes we get a scene of a sheep being slaughtered, some mystery over what is going on and some special effect driven characters that are meant to creep the audience out. But none of it is frightening and I kept on thinking to myself when is it going to get good and sadly this is one of those movies which simply doesn't. Oh it tries to create a dark, mysterious atmosphere but it doesn't succeed and in the end it just fails to be gripping.

What this all boils down to is that "Nothing Left to Fear" really failed to entertain and was far too much of a slog for my liking. Maybe those who enjoy effect driven horror will find some scenes exciting but for me there was nothing which had me gripped.