Review: Abigail


Title: Abigail
MPA Rating: R
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Starring: Alisha Weir, Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens
Runtime: 1 hr 49 mins

What It Is: A group of thieves appear ready to hatch of plan to kidnap the daughter of a rich and powerful individual. The little girl, named Abigail (Weir) might be a little different then they initially perceived her. But it is that secret that’ll cost these thieves everything. The situation they’re in may not be whatever they think it is. Abigail will make sure that they understand the peril, and trouble they are in.

What We Think: This is a fun little bit of horror. Similar to last years M3GAN this has a crazy, horror based, plot. Unlike these directors ventures into the Scream franchise this film allows the duo to explore however they want without the shackles of history and expectation. That helps this film immensely. I had a rip roaring good time.  One thing this film does super well is off the bat making us dislike the main characters. You’re suppose to. They’re crooks. Kidnapping a little girl for ransom, having no qualms about possibly murdering her. What ACTUALLY happens in the film is where the fun is had.

Our Grade: B-, Check this one out. It’s fun enough for non-horror junkies to enjoy while balancing the screams, and the gore enough for all of you lovely degenerate horror fans to enjoy. Dan Stevens is devilishly good and Melissa Barrera brings enough to the proceedings for it to all work well enough. Radio Silence have never been filmmakers I’ve found myself interested in. Here they are at least making a film for the masses that didn’t make me feel completely stupid. That’s because this movie is stupid. Stupid in the most fun way and film can pull that feat off. Regardless I can recommend this to the masses and they’ll have a fun time with it.

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