10/4/14 – 2014 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #4 – Resolution.

Resolution

Okay, now it’s time to get meta. Super psychologically meta. For the most part, Resolution is a fantastic little indie film that defies categorization. It’s got horror, mystery, and suspense elements for sure, but those tags don’t really give this bizarre mind-bender its just due. Super psychologically meta is only real category I can even try to squeeze this baby into. After you see the film, I think you’ll know what I mean. At the center of Resolution is the relationship between two best friends, as one tries to save the other from his intense drug addiction. In order to do that, the saving friend decides to take drastic measures and handcuff his druggie friend to the inside of an isolated cabin (yes, in the woods), forcing him to go off drugs cold turkey. The two stay together for the week as both try to deal with what’s going on. And let’s just say… things get weird. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’ve seen this type of movie before. You know what’s going to happen. Well, guess what? You haven’t. And you don’t. Not even close. What transpires over the course of the next hour or so is so utterly unnerving and original that it gets under your skin. That’s the key to this film. It’s NOT filled with jump scares. It’s NOT filled with gore. It’s NOT filled with fast paced, high velocity scenes. But what it is filled with is an off-putting sense of security and building dread. It has all the elements of a typical horror movie, and yet, uses NONE of them in the way you think they would. These incredible filmmakers have decided to make a film that challenges the viewer, and for that reason, this movie will be polarizing. Many will think it’s too slow, it’s not scary enough, and not enough happens. But I disagree completely. This is what horror is. This is a movie that sticks to you. It’s a complete original. Notice I haven’t said much about what happens during the course of the film. There’s a reason for that. YOU have to be the one to decide what’s happening. Not me. Enjoy figuring it out.

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  1. Pingback: 10/4/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #4 – Spring. | Musings of a Scary Horror Writer.

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