The Oregonian

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  • NR
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 21 min
  • 4.1  (767)
  • 46

The Oregonian is a 2011 independent horror film that follows a woman named ‘The Oregonian’ (Lindsay Pulsipher). She’s involved in a car accident with her husband and wakes up stranded, alone and with no memory of who she is. Disoriented and lost in the woods, she seeks refuge in various locations while experiencing bizarre and often gruesome encounters along the way.

The Oregonian’s journey is full of unsettling and surreal events that blur the lines between reality and hallucination. Her experiences are often disjointed, leaving the audience wondering what is happening and what is in her mind. She navigates through strange, rural locations including a gas station, a trailer park and a convenience store, all while encountering various bizarre characters.

The film is heavy with symbolism and relies heavily on visual storytelling. There is very limited dialogue throughout the film, and the director relies on the use of sound design and ambient music to create a haunting atmosphere. The visuals are grainy and muted, adding an additional, unsettling layer to The Oregonian’s experience. The audience is taken on a ride, twisting and turning through a landscape of fear and discomfort.

There are parts of the film that are downright disturbing, including surrealistic sequences that are difficult to watch. These add to the horrifying nature of the story, and reinforce the film's themes of isolation, disorientation and loss.

The performances in the Oregonian are solid, with Lindsay Pulsipher carrying the film on her shoulders. She gives a convincing and nuanced portrayal of a woman unraveling in front of our eyes. Robert Longstreet plays a crucial role in the film as an enigmatic character that The Oregonian encounters. His presence is a highlight of the movie, and his interactions with Pulsipher are some of the film's more memorable sequences.

Matt Olsen’s sound design is excellent, and the music that accompanies the film adds another layer to the unsettling atmosphere. The use of ambient sounds and highly specific sound effects is impressive and enhances the film’s horror elements.

The Oregonian is not a film that will leave audiences feeling satisfied. It is an exercise in disorientation, with deeply-rooted symbolism and eerie atmosphere. While it doesn't provide any easy answers, it is a film that will stick with you for a while after viewing.

In conclusion, The Oregonian is not recommended for casual horror fans. It is a slow-burn film that will test your patience and leave you with more questions than answers. However, it is a unique film that offers a lot of visuals and symbolism, as well as good performances from its actors. Fans of surrealist horror and atmospheric horror will find plenty to appreciate.

The Oregonian is a 2011 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 21 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.1 and a MetaScore of 46.

The Oregonian
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The Oregonian is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, The Roku Channel, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play and YouTube VOD. Some platforms allow you to rent The Oregonian for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    1 hr 21 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    4.1  (767)
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