Final Draft (2007)
Written By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Jonathan Dueck
Producer: Patrick Cameron, Harvey Glazer, Kate Harrison, Robert Wilson
Writer: Darryn Lucio
Date Released: September 18, 2007
James Van Der Beek as Paul Twist
Tara Spencer-Nairn as Kate Twist
Jeff Roop as Michael
Rating = 2/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Paul (James Van Der Beerk) is commissioned to write a screenplay about a dream he had involving a clown. Unfortunately, he has only 18 days to complete the script. Starting off, Paul has a writer’s block and comes up with the idea of locking himself in his apartment in order to concentrate. As Paul continues to write the story, he begins to hallucinate and experience terrifying things. Soon his reality becomes mixed with fantasy and he begins to lose all sanity.
Final Draft (2007) is best classified a horror psychological thriller. There is no gore in this film, but there are certainly some creepy scenes to look out for. Throughout the film, Paul (James Van Der Beerk) has visions and disturbing imagery throughout the film as he is slowly losing his sanity.
The Grave Review
Final Draft (2007) received negative reviews when it was first released and there is very little information about this film. However, the film itself is interesting as it incorporates very subtle eerie scenes. Making a film about someone who is going crazy requires a slow-paced movie because it reality people do not go crazy overnight. The film also focuses on Paul’s past and as he is writing the script, Paul imagines that he is getting revenge on the people who hurt him.
The only criticism I have about the film is that the storyline did not develop some of the characters such as the role of the clown. Specifically, how the clown would have interacted with Paul. The entire basis of Paul writing the script was based inspired by the clown. In this way, the storyline felt somewhat disorganized.
If you have the patience to watch a slow-paced psychological horror film, Final Draft, offers an interesting story about a man who loses his mind and reflects on his past. As best, Final Draft is a good movie to put on while your occupied doing something else.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Final Draft (2007) two out of five Graves.
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