Director: Mitch McLeod
Writer : Mitch McLeod
Cast : April Hartman, Tom Zembrod, Jessica Dawn Willis,
Synopsis : Silhouette is the story of Jack and Amanda Harms who, after the passing of their young daughter, set out into seclusion to begin their lives anew. Quickly upon their arrival, things go awry when the sins of their past come back to haunt them.
It took me three attempts to watch this movie, each time i had to turn it off as it creeped me out so much. it’s a disturbing topic, but one you can’t seem to turn away from. It may have creeped me out, but i was strangely drawn back to it.
I was invested in the characters from the off. Hartman seems to steal every scene she is in. I think i went through every emotion with her through this film and Zembrod is amazing as her confused husband, full of guilt yet can’t stop himself.
McLeod i think, has become my new favourite director if he is giving us films like this. Some of the scenes are disturbing and very unsettling. It’s almost like watching your worst nightmare played out on screen, what is real? what isn’t.
Before watching this, i hadn’t really read anything about it, i wanted to go into it without being influenced by outside sources, so the ending was a huge shock.
Everyone that worked on this film, from the cast to behind the camera, played an exceptional part in making it one of the most stand out horrors to be released. Right from the first scene my attention was grabbed.
You will go on an emotional rollercoaster with this one. From jumpscares to unsettling calm scenes. You will walk away from it once it has finished, but you will not be able to get some of the scenes out of your head. I literally stayed up all night after watching this because it played on my mind way too much.
If this is what McLeod gives us..i can’t wait to see his future projects.
If you don’t see this one, then you will be truly letting yourself down. Better than anything Hollywood has ever given to us.