Movie Review – After (2012)
Stars: Steven Strait, Karolina Wydra
Directed By: Ryan Smith
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Plot: When two bus crash survivors awake to discover that they are the only people left in their town, they work together to unravel the truth behind the strange events.
The film begins with Freddy and Ana striking up an awkward conversation on the bus. Two strangers, separated by their own insecurities but as it turns out that, they are neighbors. Just when that awkwardness between them drops, the bus is in an accident. When Ana and Freddy wake up, they find themselves in their own homes, and soon discover that they are the only two people left in their town.
At first thought, one could be forgiven to think that everyone in town had been taken up in the rapture, but that thought left as fast as it came when flash scenes from their childhood start to come into play. Such as the scene in the coffee shop when Ana realizes that no-one can see or hear her, and as it turns out, the people they encounter along the way are nothing more than memories.
From here, things start to get weird as a strange dark fog encompasses the town, and a monster is in the darkness waiting for them. When you realize the fog surrounds the town, one would start to think about the similarities to “The Undead“, or “Under The Dome“, but, unlike the mentioned film and TV show, this darkness, this fog, is slowly moving towards town, engulfing everything in it’s path.
With not that many options for Freddy and Ana, will they discover what is really going on, or will they succumb to the fog and the monster that is hunting them down?
That, folks, is something you will have to find out for yourself and watch this indie thriller flick.
Some good performances from the actors, and a good script. Well worth watching.
My Rating: 8 out of 10.