Written By: DMG
Editted By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Kurtis David Harder
Producer: Chris Ball, Kurtis Daivd Harder, et. al.
Writer: Colin Minihan, John Poliquin
Date Released: August 25, 2019
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman as Malik
Ari Cohen as Aaron
Jennifer Laporte as Kayla
Lochlyn Munro as Marshal
Ty Wood as Tyler
Rating = 3/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Spiral is about a gay couple and one partner’s daughter who move into a remote town and buy a cabin. However, one partner, Malik, believes that their neighbors are performing demonic rituals. In addition, he also believes that the towns people are trying to terrorize them.
There is not a lot of blood and gore in this film. However, towards the end of the film, there is a quick but gruesome scene involving the daughter which is impressionable. However, the remainder of the film does not have any scenes of gore and relies more on psychedelic atmospheres.
The Grave Review
The strongest aspect of this film was the acting performed by Malik, played by Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman. He received a majority of air time in this film and as such, the film relied heavily on his performance. Although this dependency may be risky in some films, his performance was well done and in fact, added to the quality of the film.
Another aspect of the film which kept the viewer engaged was the storyline. The story was focused mainly on the mystery behind the towns people and the strange disappearances that have happened in past years. However, at times, some scenes, were unclear. Even towards the end, there is very little explanation as to why certain events are happening.
Lastly, the pace of the film was slow at times, but not enough to diminish the flow of the film. Overall, Spiral is a descent film that hits on hate crimes and homophobia head on.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Spiral (2019) three graves out of five graves.
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