- 1 hr 30 min
Deviation is a thrilling horror movie from 2012 that stars Danny Dyer, Anna Walton, and James Doherty. The film follows the story of Frankie (Danny Dyer), a convicted armed robber who manages to escape from prison during a transport, taking a young nurse named Amber (Anna Walton) hostage. Frankie is a typical career criminal, and the fact that he's managed to break out from prison before, with a successful escape attempt, has made the law enforcement authorities on his trail that much more determined to catch him. When Frankie escapes, he is on his way to meet his daughter who he has never seen, and his biggest motivation throughout the movie is to be reunited with her. He plans to use Amber to help him evade the police, but things get complicated when he discovers that she's the only person that can manage his diabetes.
However, things start to get weird when Frankie starts experiencing strange hallucinations and is convinced that someone or something is watching him. He becomes more paranoid as they progress down a rural road, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, and he becomes convinced that the police have planted a microchip in his head and that they are tracking his every move.
Amber, too, starts to become increasingly unnerved by Frankie's strange behavior, and it becomes clear that their survival depends on them working together to overcome the obstacles they face throughout the movie. The pair gets into several scrapes and must navigate their way through some frightening terrain, including a treacherous river crossing and a dangerous cliff-top climb.
As the story unfolds, we begin to learn that Amber has a troubled past of her own, and this is something that puts her in the sights of Frankie's pursuers. We also learn that the authorities aren't the only ones who are after him, and he soon discovers that his criminal past has caught up with him, and he needs to fight for his survival.
The movie is full of nail-biting suspense, jump-scares, and unexpected twists and turns. It's a classic horror movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Overall, Deviation is an excellently crafted thriller with a strong performance by its lead actor, Danny Dyer. The film's creepy atmosphere and suspenseful pacing create a tense and sometimes horrifying viewing experience. The film's themes of control and paranoia add to its allure, and it's clear that the filmmakers have put a lot of thought into their storytelling.
Despite being released almost a decade ago, the movie still holds up well today, and it's worth watching for horror fans who enjoy a slow-burning thriller. It's a movie that stays with you long after the credits roll and is sure to leave you with a sense of unease that will stay with you for some time.