‘The Revenant’ is outrageous, jaw-dropping, genre-busting filmmaking

- Advertisement -


revenantThe Revenant

Directed by D. Kerry Prior

Screenplay by D. Kerry Prior

2009, USA

Written, produced, directed and edited by D. Kerry Prior (visual effects artist on films such as Bubba Ho-Tep, Phantasm II – IV, The Lost Boys, The Abyss), The Revenant is a truly remarkable experience – a dark comedy that creeps up not to scare its audience so much as surprise us again and again. Part buddy comedy, The Revenant is anchored by David Anders (Heroes) and Chris Wylde (Strip Mall), who’s chemistry is the real strength of the film; the glue that holds the pic together. Of course it helps that the film has a great supporting cast, colorful characters, a perfect blend of dark and ridiculous humor, rich dialogue, graphic violence, raucous splatter, over-the-top theatrics, and a unique supernatural premise –  a premise that can easily fail on screen only director Prior handles the dramatic scenes surprisingly well, balancing the serious and light admirably, while always keeping the audience firmly invested.


Prior’s film doesn’t seem to bear the marks of a limited budget since his experience working with special effects aids him in getting the most for what little resources he may have had. The best effect is a talking head that really does look severed; used in the film’s most memorable scene alongside a vibrator. The production values across the board are solid and perhaps its only real flaw is the tiresome reliance on profanity.

The Revenant is outrageous, jaw-dropping, genre-busting filmmaking. Often described as the Re-Animator of a new generation, the film has slowly found a cult following since 2009 that continues to grow.

– Ricky D

10 Different Types of Financial Aid
Top 10 Richest American Idols
V-Moda Crossfade Wireless
The 5 Most Expensive Wireless Headphones: Ultimate Auditory Clarity
Business man watching business go bankrupt
25 Iconic Companies that Filed for Bankruptcy
20 Different Types of Balloons
12 Different Types of Tubas (Plus Interesting Facts)
Minivan loaded with beach stuff for day at the beach
The Ultimate Beach Checklist When Taking Young Kids to the Beach
Boy playing a trombone
10 Different Types of Trombones (Plus Fun Facts)
20 Different Types of Limes
Table with a variety of nuts in bowls
20 Most Popular Types of Nuts (with Nutrition Fact Charts)
Bowl of cooked broccoli with walnuts
20 Types of Broccoli
12 Ideal Alternatives to Butter
Motorhome on highway going through Bryce Canyon in the USA
13 Types of RV’s (Recreational Vehicles) for All Kinds of Vacation Fun
Mechanic working on car in garage
10 Gift Ideas for Mechanics (Under $20, $50, $100 and $200)
A mechanic is repairing a car brake.
5 Different Types of Brake Pads and 6 Different Types of Brakes
9 Cool Minivan Alternatives
15 Awesome Alternatives to Skateboards (Plus Interesting Facts)
Baseball player hitting ball
10 Types of Baseball Bats that Rip the Leather Off the Ball
16 Types of Barbells for All Types of Lifts and Workouts
Basketball player slam dunking
29 Great Gift Ideas for Basketball Players (Under $20, $50, $100 and $200)
Inside a beautiful spa business
6 Capabilities the Best Spa Scheduling and Business Software Should Have
Ballet dancers in a dance studio
7 Features of the Best Dance Studio Business Software (Checklist)
Massage therapy clinic
7 Types of Massage Therapist Software for Growing the Business
10 Features the Best Hair Salon Scheduling Business Software Offer (Checklist)
Natural herbal vitamins.
10 of the Best Online Vitamin Stores