The Roost Synopsis
Deadly bats terrorize two siblings and their two friends stranded on a farm on Halloween night.
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70

Film Threat

By Eric Campos
It's clear right away that The Roost is no hack job. It's made by people who have a major love for the genre and generally anything that...
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70

L.A. Weekly

By Scott Foundas
The Roost advances a nifty man-vs.-nature scenario that harks back to Fessenden's own "Wendigo" and provides a nice chaser to a summer...
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70

Dallas Observer

By Luke Y. Thompson
The cynical should be warned that, as in "Blair Witch," most of the scares depend upon sound and editing rather than elaborate effects, but...
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70

Variety

By Robert Koehler
Debuting helmer Ti West taps into the realist-horror spirit of mentor and exec producer Larry Fessenden, and makes a scarier pic than any...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Crust
Full of genuine scares and impressively disturbing effects.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Ti West's affectionate homage to no-frills fright flicks keeps it simple and succeeds on its own stripped-down terms.
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60

Empire

By Kim Newman
Okay video-dungeon-style horror, a bit marooned on the big-screen but nevertheless murky fun.
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60

Village Voice

By Joshua Land
The Roost proves that West has enough talent to do without the gimmick next time around.
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60

The New York Times

The Roost proceeds with such youthful enthusiasm that its rawness is more charming than annoying.
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50

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Keep your big-budget horror movie expectations locked away in a separate crawl space, because this grainy feature debut from...
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Rated NR