My latest Indie movie review is here! Solitude, written by Livingston Oden, Taylor Scott Olson and Jana K. Lensing, is a horror film that spans seventy-five years! A family secret, rooted on a piece of forested land, holds a Native American mystery that's fueled by blood and the need to be free.
James Erikson's grandmother passed away, leaving everything to him and not his estranged mother. When he checks on a storage locker that's supposed to hold an inheritance, he's disappointed to find there's nothing but a box. The box holds history, leading back to the 1930's and through a series of audio recordings, journal entries and sketches, James finds out he's the owner of cursed, riverfront property. Can he investigate and find an explanation for the occurances of the past, as well as the future?
Solitude is a movie that struck my fancy by invoking memories of horror classics, B-movies and slashers! From styles mirroring Dracula, to jump-scares like Friday the 13th, ending with camera tellings of REC and Blair Witch, this movie carried tributes for horror while passing on a tale of its own. From lips moving out of sync to Dick's ignorance and death, I admired the nostalgia. The movie made me laugh, jump a few times and shake my head with adult disgust (the teen-foolery).
The only issue I found with the movie pertains to the creature. I have an idea on what the creature was, but it was never stated. I understood who created it and how, but as far as what it was is never told. I believe that information would have enhanced the story, but it didn’t cause any harm. Other than that, the Solitude is very entertaining and brings honor to the indie film industry.
Solitude has great special effects, an interesting storyline and an ending that lets you know all is not well. Check it out on dvd, as well as Youtube.com and Vimeo. It's a pretty cool vid!
Written by Livingston Oden, Taylor Scott Olson and Jana K. Lensing
Actors: Armin Habibovitch and Victoria Lachelle
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