I don’t think I’ve ran across a film this year that I hated more with a passion than I do with “The Haunting Of Sharon Tate”. It is the embodiment of everything sick, disgusting and diseased with the modern film industry and as a film whose impact on the industry as a whole going forward can only be summarized by cold-hard cash, this was completely unbearable. Hillary Duff, while not the worst actor of the bunch, is not believable as Sharon Tate, all other actors are completely static and unmemorable, the film is cheap as all hell with abysmal sound design, overkill with the gore and butt-ugly CG effects, there’s no story to speak of so it had to pause and delay itself constantly for no reason and make stuff up, there are literally no scares in the whole thing, the editing was lazy, the directing was terrible, it keeps pulling the same bullshit trick asking about fate while insulting, degrading and desecrating everybody involved and I don’t think I need to remind anybody how it was so damn insensitive and repulsive seeing the brains behind this film cheapen the most notorious mass murder in the 20th century and turn it into shock value for entertainment and to make a quick buck.
I honestly don’t know which is worst: The fact that this was made in only TWO WEEKS, the fact that they managed to get away with so many cheap effects and lazy screenwriting, the fact that Lionsgate and director Daniel Farrands have stupidly tried to censor negative backlash and reviews to protect this film or the fact that this piece of shit won three awards at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival for Best Director, Best Actress and Best Horror Movie. Were they high when they gave out the awards that night? How could you look at THIS and say this film was worthy of such awards?
Every single person who made this thing: the director, producers, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, every single middleman, they are all to blame for this film ever getting out because it proves once again that none of these executive Hollywood studios care about quality control or respecting the past for that matter. It doesn’t add anything we don’t already know to the lore nor does it have any respect for Sharon or her victims let alone their friends and family who have to live out the rest of their days knowing they’re not gonna see them again and knowing that this film spit in the face of everyone who died that night. This film isn’t even a film; it’s a black mirror: a dark reflection behind the corporations behind all our favorite films and characters and documentaries and how often they simply DO NOT CARE.
Forgive my use of profanity but I couldn’t stand this. I’ve got nothing else to say. Fuck this movie.