directed by Jason M.J. Brown
starring Adam Probets, Tamara Glynn, Katie Richmond-Ward, Darren Randall, Natalie Biggs, Lisa Poisman, Daniel Crowe, James Barnes, Darren Whitfield, Lamissah La-Shontae, Sam Rose, Jude Forsey, Olivia Maiden, Daniel Alan, Ash Hackett, Rob Brackley
written by Jason M.J. Brown, music by Steve Smith, Electric Runner
As kids while playing, one of their mates, Morris (Daniel Crowe), was
run over by a train, and they just ran away instead of helping (not that
they could have done anything much) - but now that they're all in their
late 20s/early 30s, Marcus (Adam Probets), Sarah (Katie Richmond-Ward),
Nathan (Darren Randall), Courtney (Natalie Biggs) and Chris (James Barnes)
have all moved on with their lives - when they receive threats. And Chris,
who doesn't take this seriously, is the first to die. Now that's creepy
enough, but even more creepy is that when checking out the photo of the
bus on which Nathan's son has died, it shows Morris was on board.
Courtney's party when Morris strikes next - he was intending to strike
Courtney but hit Emily (Lisa Poisman), Nathan's girlfriend, instead.
Courtney runs away never to be seen again (we, the audience know she has
been killed by Morris on a scrapyard, but none of our heroes do). So
Marcus, Sarah and Nathan set out to search for her and check all of
Morris' old hang-outs in the process, and find an altar to Morris, the bus
Nathan's son has died on, traces of Courtney (including blood), and
finally Morris, or rather his spirit. And Morris is angry, and seems to
get joy out of playing deadly cat-and-mouse games with his former friends
Now the premise for Morris is not exactly new, and
the film sure enough tags along the slasher formula - and still it manages
to pump some new blood onto the genre, as it concentrates on characters
rather than kills and lets them act and react in a more realistic manner
than in usual genre fare - which is of course helped by a solid cast.
That's not to say though that there isn't plenty of suspense in the film,
and even some jump scares, the film's just told in a more engaging way -
and the plot twist in the end (which involves horror icon Tamara Glynn) is
sure to catch you by surprise.
Cool genre entertainment for sure.