Movie Review: Till Death (2021)

Directed by S.K. Dale in his directorial debut, Till Death is a 2021 horror-thriller film. Emma (Megan Fox) and abusive husband Mark (Eoin Macken) head to their lake house, in the middle of winter, to try and rekindle their marriage. Mark’s sadistic side is soon revealed, as he subjects Emma to a terrifying game. Callan Mulvey (a personal favourite ‘that guy’ from films such as 300: Rise of an Empire and Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Aml Ameen and Jack Roth also star.

+ Megan Fox is actually a lot of fun in this movie. Her apprehension, initial shock and then blasé response to the situation really shine, especially considering the prop she has for much of the movie. Macken’s role shines in his physicality (that’s a funny joke – you’ll see why) but at he does at first come across quite intimidating and controlling
+ the obvious and easy comparison is Gerald’s Game, another horror/thriller featuring a handcuffed wife, and I make that comparison in positive terms. This film treats the handcuffs and scenario more as a physical challenge than a mental one, as I’d argue that Gerald’s Game did
+ the film is set almost entirely in the house and on the grounds of an idyllic lake house, albeit covered in snow and frost. It’s a simple but very effective location for some cat and mouse style thrills

– there are quite a lot of unanswered questions, along the lines of “How did this person have time to do that?” and “How did that person know that the other would do this?” etc. Similarity, there are a lot of convenient coincidences that save or hinder Emma as the plot requires

Should you see this film: I’ve tried to keep this review as vague and spoiler free as possible, because I really do think it’s more fun if you don’t know what’s coming. I enjoyed this more than I was expecting upon reading the premise. Megan Fox is really enjoyable, and the basic plot is wild enough to keep you wanting to see how it plays out.

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