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REVIEW: ‘Aftermath’

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I had a chance this week to check out what all the buzz was about regarding Netflix’s new horror film ‘Aftermath’ which was directed by Peter Winther, and is currently available on the streaming platform.

Starring Ashley Greene, Shawn Ashmore, and Sharif Atkins, the based on a true story film tells the story of: “Desperate to save their marriage, a young couple takes a deal and moves into their dream home, but disturbing events reveal the house’s troubled history.”

“A young couple struggling to stay together, when they are offered an amazing deal on a home with a questionable past that would normally be beyond their means. In a final attempt to start fresh as a couple they take the deal.”

The movie starts off with a 911 call from a woman being murdered in her home, and then it cuts to the main characters Nat and Kevin, who are getting settled in the home they now can call theirs.

The film is painfully slow to start, and the slow burn that is in place to build suspense only drags on pointless scenes that fail to really push the story forward, or connect with any emotion of fear or anxiety.

Despite some “going through the motions” acting, the film labors on to a rather interesting pile of twists and turns during it’s conclusion, and it will no doubt have you Googling the real story as soon as the credits roll.

Without providing any real spoilers, if you were a fan of the reveal in ‘The Boy’, then you know what to expect during the climax of this movie. The big difference is, where ‘The Boy’ had some interesting flow, ‘Aftermath’ simply flat lines.

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A very slow and plodding film, based on a really interesting true story, that fails to really portray any scare, horror, or suspense. Long drawn out buildups with lackluster payoffs anchor the film down, despite a solid pace towards conclusion.
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Anthony DiMoro is the leader writer and founder of 'Fright Nerd'. DiMoro has written for popular websites such as Forbes and The Huffington Post. DiMoro cites Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween among his favorite horror movies of all time.

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Trailer for ‘Chucky’ Season Finale Shows Small Army Of Killer Dolls

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Don Mancini’s critically acclaimed series ‘Chucky’ is gearing up for the season finale, entitled “An Affair to Dismember” set to air on Tuesday, November 30th, and a new trailer gives a small glimpse into the insanity in store.

“Scores will be settled as Chucky’s diabolical plan comes to fruition at a dangerous, public venue.”

 

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EPIX Drops Trailer for ‘From’

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EPIX has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming series ‘From’ which is set to premier on February 20th, 2021. The series will be distributed by Netflix outside of the United States.

According to the official summary: “From the executive producers of Lost, FROM unravels the mystery of a nightmarish town in middle America that traps all those who enter. As the unwilling residents fight to keep a sense of normalcy and search for a way out, they must also survive the threats of the surrounding forest – including the terrifying creatures that come out when the sun goes down.”

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Uncork’d Entertainment Drops Trailer for ‘The Darkness of the Road’

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Uncork’d Entertainment has unveiled the brand new trailer for their brand new horror ‘The Darkness of the Road’ which will make it’s premier, just in time for the holiday season, on DVD and Digital on December 14th.

Directed by Eduardo Rodriguez and starring Najarra Townsend, the film is about: “A single mother and her young daughter are driving on a desolate road in a moonless desert. After meeting a young female hitchhiker at a gas station, the mother realizes her daughter is missing. As they search for her, a merciless force begins to torment the two women, unraveling a world of terror they must survive if they are to discover the terrifying truth behind the daughter’s disappearance.”

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