Backtrack (2015)

Written and directed by Michael Petroni.  Starring Adrien Brody, Jenni Baird and Sam Neill.

Plot: when psychologist Peter (Brody) begins seeing dead people, he returns to his home town to uncover a horrifying truth about his past

backtrack-review

Peter is seeing ghosts.  Not just any ghosts though – all these ghosts seem to have died in 1987.  What’s the connection?  Apparently Peter’s own past.  And he thinks going home is the answer.  So, home he goes and there he uncovers a truth so disturbing it rocks him to his very core.

Well, I had to coax my brother into watching this one.  He doesn’t do Adrien Brody most of the time.  Just something about him DJ hates.  But he liked him in this.  He even started to forget he didn’t like him and just enjoy the film.  That’s how good it is.  On top of that, the mood of the film suggests an ending you’re going to hate, but surprise! – not hateful.

The movie could have been scarier although one scene in particular is quite the jump-scare.  Peter’s quite likable.  A little depressed, but likable.  Also, aside from the satisfying ending, the effects were good and the story was enjoyable.

All together, me and DJ both gave it the high score of 76/100.  Watch it.  It’s almost Halloween after all and good horror is hard to find.

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About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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