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South Africa 2022
produced by
Arish Sirkissoon, Sinesipho Makaula, Raj Singh (executive) for LX Seth, African Renaissance Movies
directed by Arish Sirkissoon
starring Rio Notra, Arish Sirkissoon, Raj Singh, Shezi Sibongiseni, Khushi Parekh, Tevin Kunene, Shivaan Moodley, Edwin Cole, Stephanie Browne, Sanjay Laljith, Akkshay Singh, Luke Oglesby, Dheepa Maharajh
written and music by Arish Sirkissoon

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Catherine (Rio Notra) and Michael (Arish Sirkissoon) have only just eloped and are now on their way to their honeymoon - when their car breaks down right in the middle of nowhere, and of course they have no cellphone reception. So their only option really is to walk along the road in search for some sign of civilisation where they might find a phone. And on their way, they happen upon a vast mansion - where they don't find a phone, and while it's well-furnished and equipped with electricity and running water, it seems to be uninhabited. Being in a slightly desparate situation, they decide to make the best of it and spend the night at the mansion, taking advantage of everything they can find. But wandering the place on her own that night, Catherine gets the feeling they're not alone after all, and what's there with them is very much on the malevolent side. And then she witnesses Michael being knocked out and dragged away by a masked man before her very eyes. It's not long before Catherine's overcome by the masked man as well, and she eventually finds herself tied to a chair next to Michael, who might already be dead, and of all people her estranged sister (Shezi Sibongiseni). So Catherine and Michael might not have walked into a random trap, there might be something even more sinister at work there, and what's worse, aimed directly at them ...


Now this might not be the re-invention of the wheel, but it's a pretty effective piece of horror cinema with all the suspense and the jump scares in all the right places, plus a pretty unexpected twist that leads into the third act. And while some of the film no doubt is a bit silly, it works in the context of the story. And nice camerawork, solid acting and a rather impressive location make this one pretty cool genre entertainment.


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