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When a disgraced architect awakens from a coma, he is confronted by an agent of evil with a proposition; kill five people to reconcile his life's misdeeds and live, or decline the offer and die. As he proceeds with his grim assignment and begins collecting the fifth and final soul, he learns that his pact may have eternally horrifying consequences.
How far would you go to save your soul? That is the question "5 Souls" asks as we meet Noah, a Architect who has fallen into a coma. The building which is worked on collapsed and killed numerous people now the devil himself has come to visit Noah with an offer, kill 5 people and save yourself or die.
I liked the premise here and even though the devil is portrayed in human form he is at times pretty creepy. The story starts off promising enough but as it moves along there just seems to be a lot going on in the building but it never seems to go anywhere. I think they could of done without the whole building conspiracy thing and just dealt with Noah.
I really did like the film early on but it just never went anywhere for me and I thought the ending was a bit of a let down as well. Now do not get me wrong here, I am not saying that "5 Souls" was a complete wash out. I have seen worse films than this one and it does have some things going for it. For starters I thought the acting was very good here, Steve Bacic, Samaire Armstrong and Ian Bohen were all very good in their roles and the supporting cast all did a fine job as well. Secondly I thought the film looked very good considering this was done on a low budget. There are no fancy effects used and there is not any gore to speak of but the story was still effective enough as long as it stuck to Noah and his dirty deeds.
I do recommend this to those out there that like Indie horror. Mainstream movie goers may fight it a bit too boring to sit through .I would say the story itself is a little bit below average but since the cast did such a good job with what they had to work with I will give it those extra points.
Released by Inception Media
** 1/2 Out Of *****