Movies On HBO: “THE EMPTY MAN”

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“Who or what is that?”

We could not find a reviewer for this supernatural horror film but regardless we wanted to draw your attention to this Saturday night movie premiere. Beware, THE EMPTY MAN. The movie was released in the U. S. on October 23, 2020, and didn’t see a large audience or major critic review but seems to obtain ‘cult classic’ status never the less. The work, directed by David Prior, is based on a graphic novel and runs over two hours. If you haven’t seen it, now is your chance as it debuts on HBO on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 8:00pm.

Movies_TheEmptyMan_ThumbSo, just who is the Empty Man? He first comes across as an urban legend. You know the kind, up there with the Slender Man, Bloody Mary and that ilk. The movie has former detective James Lasombra caught up in whether the legend is true or not. Well, this movie is not categorized as a thriller but as a supernatural horror, so what do you think the answer is?

The official website states – “This supernatural horror film, drawn from the Boom! Studios graphic novel, centers on shocking events originating in a small Midwestern town. After the mysterious disappearance of a group of teenagers, James Lasombra (James Badge Dale), a troubled retired cop, is thrust into action to investigate. Following leads that may tie a secretive occult-minded group to a terrifying local legend, he soon realizes that his life — and the lives of those close to him — are in terrible danger.”

So, a cult is keeping the urban legend alive by recruiting members but ends up that the Empty Man is a real entity. I get it. How gripping and terrifying is this thing? For that, you got to seek out the movie. Rotten Tomatoes did not summarize reviews like it usually does so we will snag one positive review from RogerEbert.com that states – “A truly surreal and strange piece of work, anchored by some top-notch craft elements, but weakened a bit by a bloated running time and a conclusion that likely left the few people who saw it in theaters more annoyed than thrilled.” RT deduces that those who weighed in agree with the ‘cult status’ it generated by giving it the following rating –

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Have fun with it and let us know what you think. Do you dare invoke THE EMPTY MAN?    

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