Fertile ground is one of those “lower budget” indie films that tend to come out onto DVD rather then the cinema. Its name came up on IMDB while reading about another film so I decided to take a look.
Fertile Ground is fairly well polished with an acceptable level of acting ability and cinematography for the whole is good. However music and direction are terrible. Despite a promising start (instant nudity is ALWAYS promising) the film soon starts to meander and is a complete trial to watch. Throw in some awfully obtrusive music and shocks from the school of “show the lot” and you have an un-scary horror that also makes the cardinal sin of also being dull. Throw in some ambiguous activities and plot holes (what WAS Nate painting, was he a threat, was she pregnant at all, why was a murder seemingly ignored?) and you end up not only with a bad film but a bad film that crumbles under any further analysis.
My recommendation? Watch the bit at the start with Leisha Haileys breasts and then send it back. I wish I had done that.
After 2 bad films on the trot do I dare to unwrap Hostel 3?