Out now on digital and VOD platforms is John Hyams’ alone starring Jules Willcox and Marc Menchaca, a thriller about survival and the intestinal fortitude to fight back when the odds are stacked against you.
According to the rundown: “A cold-blooded killer hunts a widow in the wilderness after she escapes from his remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest.”
The film clocks in at 98 minutes and although it moves at a dull pace at times, it manages to layout it’s story, without steering far into convoluted territory. It has it’s major misses in terms of plot, and their attempts to tie the story into the realm of reality.
Jessica (Wilcox) is moving away from her home following the suicide of her husband (which is never really discussed at length), and hitches up her UHaul to the back of her outdated station wagon to venture off for a new beginning. It’s obvious that she has some disconnect with her family, mainly her mother, but it is never explored and never holds any significance to the character, the plot, and the movie, making it just useless filler.
Jessica has a bit of an on-road tiff with “Man” (Menchaca), that sets off a series of events of stalking, kidnapping, hunting, and ultimately a battle to the death.
The sheer number of times that Man (who is also called Sam) happens to track down Jessica, despite covering miles and miles, it what deflates the initial build up of suspense. Be it in the backroads of the mountainside, dark highways, local gas stations, and streets of a given town, Man always finds Jessica proving he is some kind of human GPS.
Jessica is eventually captured, only to manage her escape not long after, with Man giving chase and intent on hunting her down to finish her off.
Despite it’s annoying flaws, Alone tells a familiar tale of torment using a proven formula in acceptable fashion. There is nothing new. Nothing shocking. Nothing that sets this movie a part from any other movie with a similar plot. For what it is, Alone is a decent watch. But it lacks the true depth and creativity to differentiate itself from the crowd.
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Warner Bros. Drops Teaser for ‘The Matrix Resurrections’
Warner Bros. gave fans something to smile about when they dropped a short teaser trailer for the upcoming film ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ which is set to unveil a brand new trailer for the fourth film in the iconic film franchise on September 9th.
Thanks to EW, there is also a new image from the movie, showing Keanu Reeves ready to fight. According to numerous reports, the plot centers on Neo who is in therapy and does not remember The Matrix. Neo eventually runs into Trinity at a coffee shop.
The movie is set to arrive on December 22nd, and will likely be available in theaters as well as on HBO Max.
Behind the Scene of ‘The Forever Purge’
A brand new, behind the scenes, featurette of ‘The Forever Purge’ was shared by Bloody Disgusting this week and with it comes a look at the creation of several of the iconic masks and characters, among other details.
The release comes ahead of ‘The Forever Purge’ arriving on Digital HD on September 14th, and then to Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on September 28th. Other special features that fans can expect include:
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A new Chinese creature feature is taking the crocodile horror to a whole new level, and a brand new trailer has dropped to show you just how crazy things can get in directory Zhou Jiuqin’s ‘Crazy Tsunami’.
According to the official synopsis: “A sudden tsunami came as a shock, trapping Jiang Peng and his daughter, Jiang Xiao Hu, in Chinatown of Southeast Asia. The two of them, with other inhabitants, took a brace to fight against the terrible monster that followed. However, after the life-and-death struggle, they found surprisingly a man-made calamity instead of a natural disaster.”
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