IFC Midnight continues to deliver consistent horror movie content, and this weekend marked the release of Colin Minihan’s ‘What Keeps You Alive‘ on VOD. The film had picked up a lot of buzz during it’s run on the festival circuit, including a nomination for Best Motion Picture at the Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival.
“Majestic mountains, a still lake and venomous betrayals engulf a female married couple attempting to celebrate their one-year anniversary.”
A couple, Jackie (Hannah Emily Anderson) and Jules (Brittany Allen), celebrating their one-year anniversary vacation to a secluded woods cabin that was the childhood vacation home of Jackie and offers a relaxing vibe and majestic scenery.
Immediately things seem off, as neighbor Sarah (Martha MacIsaac) visits the property, reuniting Jackie with her childhood friend. Jules seems threatened, perhaps believing there was some sort of romantic connection and ventures, by row boat, to visit their neighbors, Sarah and Daniel (Joey Klein), from across the lake.
Sarah discusses their childhood and brings up another friend of her’s and Jackie that had drowned during a swimming accident, having a profound impact on their childhood, and is surprised that Jackie had not told Jules about this profound tragedy.
Jules confronts Jackie, who breaks down to explain the tragedy, and the two seem to be okay, but something seems to have set off Jackie.
During a hike, Jackie and Jules venture to a cliff to take in a breathtaking view, when Jackie unexpectedly charges Jules and shoves her off the cliff to fall, to what appears to be, her death. When a bruised and battered Jules awakens, the movie takes a turn towards and evil hunt that will push Jules to her limits and will leave people dead.
Hannah Emily Anderson delivers a performance that steals the movie, as her portrayal of a psychotic, emotionally detached, lunatic is not on believable, it resonates, and is worthy of award consideration.
The film won’t provide jump scares, but it will give you a true psychological thriller that is a throwback to the days of Alfred Hitchcock, with stunning cinematography, and artistic flair that only helps create a unique setting for the film.
‘What Keeps You Alive’ finds a good groove, that works throughout 85% of the movie, creating a solid movie, but a nonsensical, and illogical chain of events towards the end anchors down the overall feeling of a film that deserved a far less head-scratching finish.
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Blumhouse Makes ‘Fantasy Island’ a Nightmare
According to the synopsis: “The Enigmatic Mr. Roarke (played by Michael Peña) makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.”
You can check out the official trailer below:
Leigh Whannell’s ‘The Invisible Man’ Releases Trailer
Leigh Whannell’s ‘The Invisible Man’ has released a trailer and with it comes a glimpse, or lack thereof, of the monster on the loose.
According to the synopsis: “Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid).”
“But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.“
The movie hits theaters on February 28th, 2020.
Hurricane Thriller ‘Grand Isle’ Drops Official Trailer
A brand new trailer has arrived for the hurricane thriller ‘Grand Isle’ starring Nicolas Cage, who is at the top of his game playing a psycho.
According to the synopsis: “Walter (Nicolas Cage) and his neglected wife lure a young man into their Victorian home to escape a hurricane. When the man is charged with murder by Det. Jones (Kelsey Grammar), he must reveal the couple’s wicked secrets to save himself.”
The film arrives in theaters and on demand, via Screen Media Films, on December 6th.
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