It’s day twenty-three of my HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE where I have to see a horror movie a day during the month of October and write a short review for each one.
REBIRTH is a story of Kyle, a middle aged guy stuck in his home-work-home routine, who goes to a spiritual camp weekend recommended by his old pal, he had not seen in ages. To give away anything that transpires would be a spoiler… just to mention its not a comedy we are reviewing after all!
REBIRTH is a Netflix commissioned movie and there’s been a row of very successful ones in recent years: art-house movies with descent budgets, that would never have been produced otherwise. Bravo Netflix.
The one word to describe REBIRTH would be “intriguing”. It has the same “lunacy” vibe as THE INVITATION, one of my favorite horror of this year. It does not go as far, but it does not have to. We can make up our minds ourselves. In my books, REBIRTH could be a prequel to THE INVITATION also but it has no connection whatsoever to it.
It always fun to watch a movie that does not play by the rules and makes you think, but is also engaging at the same time. If it was a book I would have finished it in one day, just because the ending is so hard to predict.
And, ironically, it is the ending of REBIRTH which is the only let down. While it not at all a disappointment, there’s nothing spectacular or shocking about it. On the bright side, it will make you want to discuss it with a friend. Don’t watch it alone!
SCORE OUT OF 5
SCARY SCORE: 👻👻
GORE SCORE: NONE
FUN SCORE: 🎃🎃🎃🎃