Grindstone Road

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"There goes the neighborhood"
  • NR
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 4.5  (778)

Grindstone Road is a psychological thriller film directed by Melanie Orr and starring Fairuza Balk, Greg Bryk, and Walter Learning. The movie was released in 2008 in Canada and the United States. The story revolves around the character of Luke Holden (Greg Bryk), a grieving father who sets out to find his missing daughter. The movie opens with a scene of Luke Holden's daughter, who goes missing after an accident in which her mother dies. Luke starts looking for his daughter, and after a year, he receives a letter from someone who claims to have seen her with a man in a remote town called "Grindstone Road." Luke sets out on a road trip to find his daughter, and he stops at a gas station to check the directions.

The gas station attendant, Mrs. Ferguson (Walter Learning), tells him about the local legend of a haunted cemetery in Grindstone Road where the dead are said to come back to life. She warns him not to go there as there have been deaths due to strange occurrences. Despite being warned, Luke continues his journey and reaches Grindstone Road. The town is deserted, and the only people he encounters are a local woman, Marsha (Fairuza Balk), and her estranged husband, Alvin.

Luke finds that there is more to the town's legend than he initially thought. His daughter's disappearance becomes only a small part of his troubles as he finds that the town has a dark secret. The legend of the haunted cemetery is more than just a rumors, and the dead are returning for a reason. Marsha and Alvin know more than they let on, and their motives are not clear.

As the truth unfolds, Luke realizes that he is not just looking for his daughter, but he has to save himself from the wrath of the undead who are out to get him. The tension builds up as Luke's search for his daughter leads to uncovering the deeper secrets of the town. The movie climaxes with a thrilling ending that leaves the viewer on the edge of their seat.

The performances in Grindstone Road are excellent, with Fairuza Balk, Greg Bryk, and Walter Learning giving powerful and memorable performances. Greg Bryk's portrayal of the haunted father is outstanding, and his character's transformation throughout the movie is handled with sophistication. Fairuza Balk plays the role of Marsha with depth and complexity, and Walter Learning's portrayal of the gas station attendant adds a layer of ambiguity to the story.

The cinematography of Grindstone Road is beautiful, with the snow-covered landscapes adding to the chilling atmosphere of the movie. The use of light and shadows adds to the mood of the story, creating a sense of foreboding that lingers throughout the movie.

The movie explores complex themes like grief, loss, and redemption, while also touching upon the nature of human existence. The plot of the movie is tightly woven, and the pacing is perfect, with suspense and tension building up at just the right moments. The movie manages to keep the viewer guessing till the end, with twists and turns adding to the intrigue.

In conclusion, Grindstone Road is a well-crafted psychological thriller that keeps the viewer engaged from start to finish. The movie explores complex themes while also delivering a suspenseful and satisfying story. The performances, cinematography and story are all top-notch, making it a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Grindstone Road is a 2007 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5.

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    4.5  (778)