DIG TWO GRAVES
Opening In Theaters and On Demand
Friday, March 24, 2017
Written and directed by: Hunter Adams
Starring: Ted Levine (Shutter Island, Silence of the Lambs)
Samantha Isler (Captain Fantastic, TV’s “Supernatural”)
Danny Goldring (The Dark Knight, The Fugitive)
Ann Sonneville (“Chicago P.D.,”)
Troy Ruptash (TV’s “General Hospital,” “Prison Break,”)
After 13-year-old Jacqueline Mather (Samantha Isler) loses her brother in a mysterious drowning accident she is soon visited by 3 moonshiners who offer to bring her brother back to life, but at a grim cost. As the dark history of her grandfather, Sheriff Waterhouse (Ted Levine) is unearthed, the true intentions of the moonshiners come to light.
A supernatural thriller about the generational violence that plagues a small, backwoods town, set in the 1970s, DIG TWO GRAVES asks “how far would you go to save those you love?”
DIG TWO GRAVES is written and directed by Hunter Adams. Produced by P.J. Fishwick and Claire Connelly and executive produced by Larry Fessenden. Music by Brian Deming, Ryan Kattner, and Joseph Plummer. Cinematography by Eric Maddison and edited by Scott D. Hanson.
RT: 85min / Not Rated
Sometimes the mistakes of someone else's past can come back to haunt you. That is what happens when Samantha's brother drowns at the beginning of the movie. The movie is creepy in a non-creepy way. My father always told me don't be afraid of the dead be afraid of the living for they are much scarier and he was right.
Samantha Isler/Jake does her best to act aloof in her serious scowl and 70's clothing but for a girl who lost her brother and obviously loves him enough to want him back from the dead I was confused by her bored, trusting innocence. I did however enjoy the slow roll out of the story of the past. It definitely made things interesting. For some reason Cher's Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves kept running through my head through the movie.
I liked the 70s vibe and the unscary horror film that reminded me that ghosts can't hurt us but the past of our relatives just might.
Worth the watch!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary screener for my honest opinion. NO monetary compensation was offered.