As good as gone
Actress Lin Shaye has such a singular style that putting her as one of your leads guarantees a certain vibe. She’s been focusing on serious characters, lately, has become a notable scream queen, but this movie isn’t all about her. This is a somewhat generic slasher. Slasher fans can have conservative tastes but the only thing slasherish we aren’t getting, here, is nudity. We’ll call it progress.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is plastered all over this movie. There’s the redneck family dynamic, the mentally challenged son that puts on the masks he creates, and the fact that too many characters turn out to be involved in this conspiracy. You can only catch lightning in a bottle so often before the bottle breaks. With every film this payed homage to, I stopped seeing the forest for the trees.
The redneck family isn’t particularly well assorted, and the actors constituting it sometimes look silly. Weston Cage Coppola makes every scene he’s in feel like a comedy. Michael Thomas Daniel wrote and directed Get Gone, and he did an impressive job with an empty resume. He managed to deliver something decent, but he’s not fooling die hard horror movie fans.