With a budget of $10000, you can't expect much from a fantasy movie and this is still pretty poor given the circumstances. The CGI gargoyle things look about what you'd expect for such a low budget, but the writing and acting are what really hold this back from being a true hidden gem in my opinion. The story itself is fine and the locations they shoot in are nice but in the end, it feels like a bunch of amateur LARPers running around the woods fighting imaginary monsters.
And I love it for that. This movie is not for everyone, it's probably not for most people, but it feels genuine and not like a soulless cashgrab. The Asylum produces movies of about the same technical quality, but a lot of them just feel hollow because they're made in a rush to con you out of $5 at a Walmart. This feels like a bunch of 20 to 30-year-olds had a really fun D&D session and wanted to make a movie about it.
Can most of the cast act? No. Do they have the budget for this? No. Is half the movie just them walking through the woods? Yeah. Did I enjoy it all the way through? Absolutely.
Review by albino_slug-80901 from the Internet Movie Database.