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      Pod

      R Released Aug 28, 2015 1 hr. 18 min. Horror TRAILER for Pod: Trailer 1 List
      80% 10 Reviews Tomatometer 26% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Lyla and Ed rush to their family cabin to stage an intervention for their brother. When they arrive he is in an apparent episode of psychosis and claims to have a monster trapped in the basement. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Jaxon N This is a great movie. It is not scary at all. It said that it was a horror film and it is rated R, but I showed it to my 6 year old before bed and he still slept like a baby. My 8 year old however peed his pants and couldn't sleep for the next 3 weeks. I don't know why. I thought it was about as scary as a kids show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/10/24 Full Review Carl S Ugh. If you enjoy banging your head against a brick wall, you may enjoy this movie. The crazy vet with the "Pod" in his basement is in a constant state of extreme panic. It quickly becomes tiresome and ridiculous. His stupid haircut is supposed to supplement his distraught state of mind, but it is just flat out annoying. Eventually the sister in law sheiks and panics in an equally tiresome and ridiculous performance. (*spoiler*) When you finally get done watching the panicked shrieking, and see the "Pod" creature, you never get to seen anything but a rapidly moving CGI monster in poor lighting. Note to the director, sometimes less is more. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 04/14/20 Full Review Audience Member Genre: Horror Directed By: Mickey Keating Written By: Mickey Keating Stars: Lauren Ashley Carter (Lyla) , Dean Cates (Ed) , Brain Morvant (Martin) A family intervention goes horrifically awry within the snowy confines of an isolated lake house. When Martin's brother and sister arrive at the lakehouse, they find him out of his mind with paranoia, rambling about his experience serving in the military in the middle east, claiming that the government performed experiments on him and his fellow soldiers, saying he's part of a conspiracy that stretches back to Lee Harvey Oswald. A conspiracy to use soldiers to pull off assassinations and terrorist attacks. A conspiracy that has culminated in the creation of "pods", terrifying things programmed to kill and destroy. Martin says he has found a pod in the woods around the lakehouse. He captured it. He has it locked up in the basement. I think as long as the film has a good script, solid acting, good characters, and a decent soundtrack it will be successful to me. This is how I feel about Pod. Pod doesn't tread new ground; it's more of a throwback to older films. But, with a decent script and some great special effects, it still kept me on my toes as well as making me jump now and again. Pod doesn't bring anything new to the table, but it's a successful attempt for a low-fi sci-fi action horror flick. 7.5 /10 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie could've/should've been much better. It was a great premise. A family intervention for a mentally ill brother claiming to have a POD in his basement. I think the army brother should've stayed alive til at least act 3. He was the one creating all the suspense/tension. Anyway, it wasn't the worst movie, by far, but it's failed potential leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member This was some of the worst acting I've ever seen. It was mostly enjoyable just watching it to laugh at how bad it was. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the critics on here pointed out that this movie plays out like a lost episode of "The X-files", and I have to agree, although an R rated version. I found certain parts of this film to be truly scary what with the question, "what's going on in the house?", constantly running through your mind. It's very low budget, but well directed and acted and it has a nice short running time, so nothing seems drawn out. One of the better horror flicks I've watched on Netflix in the past while. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Richard Whittaker Austin Chronicle Pod, director Mickey Keating's deviously intriguing followup to cultist murder mystery Ritual, taps into a supernatural/suburban ambiguity reminiscent of the best of The X-Files. Sep 16, 2015 Full Review Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter While there's something to be admired in the film's economy and tightly controlled atmospheric tension, its effectiveness is limited by the derivative storyline, mostly unmodulated performances and the obviously miniscule budget. Aug 24, 2015 Full Review C.H. Newell Father Son Holy Gore This is a riveting family drama for the first quarter or so, then it plunges into a mystery thriller before hitting the horror stride full-on within the last half hour. Rated: 3.5/5 May 6, 2020 Full Review Emilie Black Cinema Crazed ... a low budget sci-fi film with horror elements that is worth seeing as its entertaining and the leads will capture the viewer's attention while the titular "pod" will mystify until its reveal. Rated: 4/5 Apr 19, 2020 Full Review Heather Wixson Daily Dead Pod uses its micro-budget to its advantage and rises above some uneven performances to deliver a story that feels akin to a lost episode of The X-Files, filled with uncertainty, conspiracy and real emotional stakes. Rated: 3/5 Jan 6, 2016 Full Review Matt Donato We Got This Covered Pod is able to find tension, but it's just too undercooked. Rated: 2/5 Sep 16, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Lyla and Ed rush to their family cabin to stage an intervention for their brother. When they arrive he is in an apparent episode of psychosis and claims to have a monster trapped in the basement.
      Director
      Mickey Keating
      Executive Producer
      Mickey Keating, Lauren Conoscenti
      Screenwriter
      Mickey Keating
      Distributor
      Vertical Entertainment
      Production Co
      Illium Pictures
      Rating
      R (Bloody Violence|Language Throughout|Gruesome Images)
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 28, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 6, 2016
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