Lifechanger (2018) Review

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Lifechanger (2018) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on March 20th, 2019 | Movie Review | Indie Horror, Sci-Fi, Love Sick, Serial Killer, Body Horror

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It's about a guy who has to claim people's lives just to stay alive.

Lifechanger was directed by Justin Mcconnell and stars Lora Burke, Jack Foley and Bill Oberst Jr. (from Ayla, The Chair, Scream at the Devil, Hunting Grounds, The Den).

It will drain the life out of you

Lifechanger Review

Lifechanger is one of the most intense and original shapeshifting movies I've seen. From the very first scene it grabs you by the face and demands your full attention. And the second scene is no less intense.

It's like Fallen in concept, where a being can jump from body to body at-will, only the transfers are way more brutal. In Fallen it only took a tap on the shoulder. In Lifechanger it involves rotting flesh, soul sucking and corpse dumping.

One thing that jumped out at me from this film, other than the sheer intensity, was the captivating cinematography. It's a visually stunning film. This was supported by the effective score, the impressive practical effects, the script and by the strong acting. Everything in this movie just works.

There are some pacing issues that develop around the hour mark which slow everything down. A full-blown romance blossoms unexpectedly, and although it has a purpose, it does pull the movie away from the horror genre for awhile.

But overall, Lifechanger is a super intense and gory body horror that I'll be adding to my permanent collection. This is one of those movies you have to watch at least twice.

Worth Watching?

Definitely. It's a solid body horror that pulls you in from the very start and treats you to mounting dread throughout.


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