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**Is it good? No. But is it a dumb yet fun Syfy channel flick? Yes.** The Sand is another cheeseball Syfy channel horror flick that knows it’s stupid and embraces it. The effects are atrocious, but it is hard to expect much from a movie like this. Cheesy dialogue, dumb characters, and a hungry menacing space creature - The Sand has everything required to spend an hour and a half of your life with your brain switched off just laughing at the nonsense. There is some nudity at the beginning, which surprised me with it being a movie released on cable TV, which to me, is always unnecessary. Even with all that being said, it’s honestly one of the better Syfy creature movies and does decent work building tension and suspense.
Yeah so... I think it was "Tales from the Crypt" that did an episode like this that was a lot better. Or, possibly, it might have been "Creep Show." In either case, that one segment was a lot better than this movie. However, credit where credit is do, some of the actors do a really good job despite the poor script, and the director did a good enough job with no budget to work with. The problem here is that they did what is essentially enough story for a segment in a movie, or an episode of a tv show, and stretched it out into a feature film. And that made it all filler and paper thin.
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