Coming to select theatres on Friday and to DVD blu-ray from director Anthony Leonardi III and Anchor Bay in time for Halloween especially when there is NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR.
This film tells the story of Pastor Dan (James Tupper), wife Wendy (Anne Heche), daughters Rebecca (Rebekah Brandes) and Mary (Jennifer Stone) and son Christopher (Carter Cabassa) moving to a small Kansas town.
Seemingly idyllic it is also remote and full of secrets as current Pastor Kingsman (Clancy Brown) welcome the family. Mary becomes ill from a strange object in her food and almost immediately Rebecca sees and dreams the oddest things. Rebecca also makes friends with Noah (Ethan Peck) the handsome ward of Pastor Kingsman.
What becomes clear is that this town has a gate to hell within its city limits and it stops at nothing to get what it craves. Everyone seems to know except the new family in town and they are the evil’s target.
It awaits them!
FINAL WORD: Brandes as Rebecca gets to see all the creepy stuff no one else does. Her reaction time is pretty good although there are moments where the character drifts a little. That being said not a bad character to yell at, you know, things like “run!” and “oh hell no she didn’t!” These are always good things in my book to watching a horror film.
Peck as Noah is the dark and mysterious lamb slaughterer who has a few secrets of his own. His mistaken shyness means he’s hiding a lot more than I would take from a guy trying to date me! Just sayin!
Tupper as Pastor Dan seems a little clueless which helps evil do its work. Heche as wife Wendy is just happy to have the dream home with a kitchen made for baking! Cabassa as young Christopher isn’t spared from the craziness either.
Clancy as Pastor Kingsman has a few issues of his own and I’m thrilled I won’t be attending his next Sunday sermon – his bats and belfry need to have a talk with each other!
Stone as Mary gets to have all the fun! Once into creepy mode she doesn’t hesitate to bend, twist and terrorize the audience – yes, I absolutely loved it. She put creep back into creepy!
Other cast include: Heather Roop as Jennifer, Wayne Pere as Mason, and James C. Victor as Father.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR three tubs of popcorn out of five. The special effects are pretty bitchin’ and the story was somewhat original. Inspired by the legend of Stull, Kansas I will make sure to put a DO NOT STOP pin in the map next time I’m headed in that direction.
This is the debut film from Slasher Films and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Slash’s production company. “As a long-time fan of the Horror genre, I wanted to produce a film that is in the older tradition of the genre. That is to say, films that leave more to one’s imagination that are psychologically scary and character driven; films that what scares you is more cerebral than superficial”, says Slash.
There’s going to be some jumps here and there so grab a hold of someone next to you and enjoy. Hopefully it’s someone you know but grabbing a stranger during a scary movie is not unheard of. It is a great way to start the scary season for sure!
In the end – you cannot run!
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