Writer: Justin Edgar (Screenplay)
Starring: Rebecca Rogers, Laurence Saunders, Stephen Uppal, Vanessa Donovan
Plot: A young woman wakes up in a deserted factory where she is hunted by an invisible force.
Tagline – Cat and mouse is a deadly game to play
Runtime: 1 Hour 22 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Strong Horror
Story: Stalked starts when a young single mother Sam (Rogers) is finally getting a weekend alone, leaving her 5-month old baby with the father, she plans drinks with her military service friend Berenice (Donovan), which just turns into a night in with wine, the next morning her ex dumps her daughter back on her ill. Needing to get to a pharmacy for medication, Sam heads out alone, only to find herself kidnapped and left in a deserted factory.
When Sam wakes up to explore, she finds another victim and learns about a mysterious invisible presence within the walls, playing a game with her, which turns into a battle of cat-n-mouse between the two.
Thoughts on Stalked
Characters – Sam is a military woman, single mother who is just starting to get ready to return to military service, she hasn’t been separated from her baby before this weekend and loses her chance of this because of her ex. Needing help for her baby, she ventures out alone, only to be kidnapped, now she must use all her training to take on an invisible killer and get back to her baby. IT is what has abducted the women, IT stalks them around the warehouse invisible to the naked eye, wanting to play games with them. We do only meet a couple of other characters, with a couple of other victims and small moments from people in Sam’s personal life.
Performances – Rebecca Rogers is the true star of the show here, this performance is a physical which she handles with ease. It really is on her shoulders to make this film work because nobody else gets much screen time.
Story – The story here follows a young woman that gets abducted and locked in a factory where she must try and find a way out to get back to her baby, only for an invisible killer to be holding her in the factory. This story is an interesting one, the whole abducting and fighting back to survive is one that is always a good watch, but the way that Sam investigates the location, studies what she is facing is what makes this story standout. Finally, the story does keep everything feeling grounded, which is also nice to see from a horror film.
Action/Horror – The action in the film comes from seeing how Sam is ready to fight back, being in the military, we know she is ready to fight back too, the horror is a mix of Sam being trapped and the reality that nobody is going to be able to get to her baby, if she doesn’t get out.
Settings – The film is set in the factory, while it is isolated off the map, it does hold clues to the truth and a host of tools that could become weapons.
Special Effects – The effects in the film work for everything that happens, while we won’t go into why they are needed, but they are important to everything that happens.
Scene of the Movie – The escape plan.
Final Thoughts – This is an action horror that does connect the dots well, brings out an original idea for an enemy that could easily be real, with a powerful leading performance from Rebecca Rogers.
Overall: Intense Horror.
STALKED is available On Demand from 30th December 2019