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GETAWAY (2020)

Low budget flick finds three pretty friends Tamara (Jaclyn Betham), Brooke (Landry Allbright) and Maddy (Scout Taylor-Compton) meeting up at a lake house for a party weekend. Tamara is kidnaped by three religious-zealot rednecks (Lane Toran, Noah Lowdermilk and Lane Caudell), who have done this before and with fatal results for their victims. While they have unsavory plans for her, taking this girl might have been a big mistake.

Flick is directed by star Lane Toran from a script by he and leading lady Jaclyn Betham. It’s a low budget production and gives the impression of folks getting together to make a movie and on that level looks fairly polished. It has it’s heart in the right place and does try to do something a little different with the backwoods horror sub-genre. Not much really happens, though, and while there is a bit of a supernatural/feminist twist for this kind of flick, it’s predictable. We know Tamara will eventually turn the tables and give these three wackos their comeuppance. As much as it tries to deviate, in the end, it ultimately does follow the formula. On a technical level it looks good, though Toran needs to work on pacing, which is kinda slow here for a 76 minute film. There is a little violence, but almost no blood or gore. The cast are fine enough with Scout Taylor Compton and Landry Allbright having worked together before in Feral. Nice effort, but could have had more impact, a more efficient pace and a little more bloody fun with it’s premise.

-MonsterZero NJ

2 and 1-2 star rating



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