Allegoria (2022)

Krsy Fox, John Ennis, Bryce Johnson, Adam Busch,
A group of artists' lives become unwittingly entangled as their obsessions and insecurities manifest monsters, demons, and death.
  • 4.5 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2022-08-03 Added:
  • Writer:
  • Spider One, Director:
  • Steven Barton, Producer:


3 / 10

A mediocre turnout for spider one's first full length film

I feel like a lot of people are going to try to compare Spider One's directing/writing to Rob Zombie's directing/writing, but I don't think that's necessary. Allegoria is Spider One's first full length movie. Allegoria wasn't the worst thing I've ever seen, but it definitely wasn't great either. I managed to watch the entire thing, hoping that maybe it would get better. It didn't. The writing was pretty light on plot, horror, and excitement. I can imagine Spider One sitting at a table as he was writing this, thinking how every little tale was awesome and scary....but really, the stories didn't have much happening. At all. There were nice little ties between the stories with the characters, but that's about it. Really weak writing. Each story had a shred of horror to it, but barely. The ideas didn't feel fleshed out, the stories felt unfinished, and there was a severe lack of horror to the whole thing. The acting wasn't terrible, I didn't feel like anybody in particular did a bad job. The camera work was fine. The music felt a little trite, lots of intense piano key slams indicating you're supposed to feel terror or suspense. But I never felt terror or suspense. Overall, my biggest disappointment with the movie is that basically nothing happened throughout the whole movie. Just several short stories, one after the other, where some characters do some things and talk for 5-10 minutes, and then it's on to the next. Yawn.

3 / 10

Seems Longer than 70 minutes

Lots of talking about art and philosophy. Each character babbles about something art related and then something spooky happens. That's it...I think.

Some of the scenes at the beginning reminded me of a David Lynch film, but it never went anywhere and was far less engaging.

For a 70 minute film I found myself checking the clock often, patiently waiting for a monologues to stop so something strange would happen or a point could be made.

4 / 10

where's grandmas hearing aids..

Had to turn on subtitles.. the talking was whisper quiet compared to the blaring, speaker destroying soundtrack.

Some of the stories worked well... others were a bit long winded with no real payoff, nicely linked through out though.

Kinda spooky, mostly boring.

5 / 10

There is an upside to this

Haven't seen it, but the makers need to be applauded for one thing - there is no flood of 10/10 spam shill comments from cast and crew members. Thus they show a level of dignity and integrity completely absent in most of their peers. Thankyou.

1 / 10

Big baby back at it again with the white vans

Underwhelming. No coherent story and it simultaneously felt too long and underdeveloped at the same time. The minute tension starts to build- it just ends. Usually a fan of nonsensical anthology horror, but this one just wasn't it. Also, the worst short is the one that got an end credits scene? Not a fan of the big baby in the vans haha. Some of the shorts did have potential, I thought the painter one was pretty creepy, but for the most part they landed flat. Heard a lot of hype surrounding this film before it was released. But it hurts me to say that this was kind of a stinker. Would watch more from this director, but only because his second feature couldn't possibly be worse- I hope.