"It shouldn't be a surprise that the movie never approaches the madcap brilliance of its inspirations but if you're tired of the ultra-gritty serious vibe of most horror films today... you might just enjoy Dead and Gone."
"Will the day ever come when genre-related filmmakers grow weary of making films which feature a gaggle of generic teenagers being stalked through a nondescript forest by a deranged killer with a penchant for unchecked brutality?"
"A brigade of union soldiers find Matt LeBlanc crucified upside down with a belt buckle from the Alabama 51st Brigade shoved in his mouth. As awesome as that sounds, it’s not worth getting excited about."
"Mix this with some dangerous character types such as violent prisoners who are so bad that they can't be trusted around any other life forms, and you should have yourself the trappings of a nice little space scare. "
"Moira is a braless, unmarried single woman in her thirties who has just moved into a house on the outskirts of town. Because of her seclusion and single status, the town's religious zealots start rumors that Moira is a witch and a whore."
"Unless someone with a distinct creative vision wants to completely overhaul the Stateside version of this simplistic franchise, the only person who should consider another entry is the creator himself, Takashi Shimizu."
"If they were smart the filmmakers would have sold this thing to Vivid entertainment and let them cut in some sex scenes. The producers would have likely made more money and been spared having to read reviews like this one."
"Audiences burned out on the flashy, overly articulate, 'beautiful people' take on teenagers that most current American horror films take will be relieved that the Aussie teens in “Acolytes” are as foolish and moody as the real thing."