Medical students bring themselves near death; their experiment begins to go awry.
The 90's is looked as a black cloud over the horror genre, slashers turned in-to thrillers and gore became intelligence. No longer was it a case of slash and laugh it became more about using your brain and being challenged. Now I'm not saying they were all brilliant but one of the best was "Flatliners".
The film is more on the thriller side with segments of horror and sci-fi thrown in for good measure, the mixture works very well and gives you a twisted but tense storyline. The way it was filmed is fantastic, it's mostly very murky lighting and great scenery really help set the films tone.
Now as much as it pains me to say it, Julia Roberts did an amazing performance in the film, equally on par with Sutherland and Bacon. Why she didn't carry on doing these type of films dumbfounds me because she seemed to grasp the role and she certainly won me over. I'd love to have seen her do more films like this, what a waste.
"Flatliners" is not a film you can just stick on for background entertainment, it's a film that needs to be paid attention to. Honestly it's a film that deserves your attention and I never thought I'd say that about a film starring Julia Roberts!
If you want to see the "Flatliners" trailer then just click on the video below: