Movie number SEVEN!!and going back to a genre which i love….horror, its an older movie i watched from 2013!
So lets get into it, the synopsis….
A historic Southern home’s new residents (Abigail Spencer, Chad Michael Murray) come face to face with a malevolent force. Simple right, also it was based on true events so it did peek my interest.
The Cast ( I will just point out the main characters of the movie, if you like to see the full cast click here
- Abigail Spencer as Lisa Wyrick
- Emily Alyn Lind as Heidi Wyrick
- Chad Michael Murray as Andy Wyrick
- Grant James as Mr. Gordy
- Katee Sackhoff as Joyce
The mystery levels of this horror movie at time were literally insane (in a good way). Every five minutes you will learn something new and this pace keeps up until the last couple minutes of the movie, even during the big climactic showdown. I prefer layered movies in comparison to slashers and creature features because the anticipation and intrigue stays throughout the entire film.
Now onto the main characters Chad Michael Murray, whom has appeared in likes of the House of Wax remake. Another interesting casting choice Chad Michael Murray got plenty of screen time, but his role feels completely detached however on a postivie note he did show passionate in the role as a young father.
The female co-leads starting with Abigail Spencer, she does a great job as Lisa Wyrick, the mother designed to be loathed, which she pulls of very well her acting ability. And Katee Sackhoff plays Joyce (sister of Lisa Wyrick) didn’t get too much screen time for a talented actress therefore was under used, and wasn’t too effected in the movie or the plot line.
WOW I’m on a roll here now!! Film number 4! Again it’s a horror movie….think you’ll get an theme with that here, so lets do this, the actual Film synopsis
Thirty years after a charismatic cult leader convinced his followers to kill themselves, a survivor returns to the scene of the horror with a documentary crew.
The Cast ( I will just point out the main characters of the movie, if you like to see the full cast click here)
- Jessica Alba as Maggie Price
- Thomas Jane as Jim Jacobs
- Lily Rabe as Sarah Hope
- Shannon Woodward as Jill
The story is an interesting one. to start off with we open up and immediately believe we’re about to be sucked into the world of an outlandish and far-out thinking cult. A number of unexpected twists keep the story moving along at a stealthy pace while avoiding the delivery of a film that seems to freely “borrow” content from other similar features. Make no doubt, you’ll spot a handful of genre clichés, but the turns the story takes before finally reaching its conclusion keep us a little off guard.
The questions I got asked a lot were: is this a slasher movie?, ghost story?, or just a cult type of movie?….well the answer is yes … YES to all those questions, there hints to sub-genres within the movie itself but the import thing is how the writer Robert Ben Garant and director Phil Joanou give a dual middle finger to the rules of horror, and work their own vision that adopts mannerisms of countless other films.
Jessica Alba does a great job as the strong-willed final girl. Thomas Jane is nearly unrecognizable as the cult leader Jim Jacobs who leads his few dozen followers in a mission of mass suicide, you also got impressive supporters like Lily Rabe who’s perfectly impossible to read as Sarah.
Is this movie for you? If you want to be entertained then YES The Veil will give you that!