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"Fear Lives in the Dark."
  • NR
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 4.7  (7,436)

Animal is a horror-thriller film released in 2014, directed by Brett Simmons. The movie revolves around a family struggling with their traumatic past and their experiences in a remote cabin in the woods. The film stars Joey Lauren Adams, Elizabeth Gillies, and Paul Iacono. Dealing with themes of family, regret, and trauma, the story follows the dysfunctional family of the Wilsons, who are still recovering from a devastating tragedy. In search of a fresh start, they decide to spend their vacation in a remote cabin in the woods. However, they soon find themselves at the mercy of a group of brutal and sadistic hunters, who are in search of a human prey.

As they try to fend off the attackers and survive, the Wilsons also come face to face with their inner demons and must confront their past. The film explores the theme of loss, guilt, and survival in the face of overwhelming danger.

The characters are well fleshed out, and the actors do an excellent job in portraying their roles. Joey Lauren Adams plays the matriarch of the family, who is haunted by the death of her daughter. Her husband, played by Thom Niemann, is a failed writer who is struggling to come to terms with his grief.

Elizabeth Gillies plays their rebellious daughter, who is trying to escape the drama of her family by taking drugs and partying. Paul Iacono plays her younger brother, who is trying to keep his family together despite their differences. Keke Palmer also appears in the movie, playing a mysterious hitchhiker who may hold the key to their survival.

The cinematography and the score of the movie add to its eerie and intense atmosphere. The dark and foreboding woods that surround the cabin are a major source of suspense and terror. The soundtrack consists of haunting melodies that heighten the emotional impact of the various scenes.

The movie Animal doesn't rely on jump scares, but rather builds its tension gradually, making it more effective in keeping the audience engaged. The gore and violence in the film are not excessive but are still disturbing enough to make the movie unsettling.

Besides being a horror-thriller, the movie also touches on some deeper themes, such as how trauma can affect a family's relationship, and how they cope with their grief. The Wilsons' struggle to come to terms with their loss and stay together is heart-wrenching, given their situation.

Overall, the film is a well-crafted thriller that delivers on its promise of suspense, terror, and emotional impact. The plot is simple, but the execution is masterful, making it a must-see for horror fans who also crave a substantial storyline. Anyone who enjoys a good scare mixed with some genuine human drama should check out Animal.

animal is a 2014 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.

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    4.7  (7,436)