Directed by Jack Heller. Written by Shawn Christensen and Jason Dolan. Starring Sara Paxton, Scott Eastwood, Katherine Waterston and Shaun Sipos.
Plot: three strangers arrive at a remote cabin one by one and must figure out why they’re there and why they’re unable to leave.
Although this was listed on Netflix as horror, it is NOT a horror movie. It’s barely a thriller. It’s more like a really long episode of The Outer Limits. In it, we meet Jody (Paxton), Sam (Waterston) and Tom (Eastwood), as they all wind up in a strange cabin in the middle of even stranger woods. They can’t track how they got there and they can’t leave. Tom attempts to get them help by walking in a straight line, out of the woods, but only ends up coming back to the cabin time and time again. Eventually the three meet a fourth, Hans (Sipos), and realize that they’re all linked together. How, I won’t say, but it’s interesting.
I should tell you that this is a character study more than anything. One where not everyone is so likable in the beginning of the movie. They have to learn and grow and change a bit before you actually start to care what happens to them. By the end though, I did care and while not a horror movie exactly, I do recommend if you enjoy mysteries.
I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero.
1. My favorite place in the world is Atlantic City. The food, the smells, the beach - I love it all.
2. I am particularly good at crafting. Especially scrapbooking and cross-stitch.
3. I am mixed. My dad is black and my mom is white. I'm very proud of both sides of myself.
4. My favorite food is either the cheesesteak or the hoagie. Not the sub, not the grinder, the hoagie. Totally different experience.
5. I have a number of pen pals I write snail mail to. We exchange stickers and little gifts sometimes, too. I have an extensive sticker collection.
6. I just reconnected with my father after 15+ years. It's going great so far. I've missed him.
7. My brother is my best friend, hence the reason we do this together.
8. I don't have a favorite book. I like too many to have a favorite. But Paul Zindel is my favorite author. Stephen King and Jane Austen are close seconds. I know, eclectic.
9. I'm not very religious at all. I consider myself agnostic.
10. I would say that my most prized possessions are my dogs, but I don't consider them possessions. I consider them people. They are my people.
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