Accident (2017) Movie Review

Accident – Simple Survival Horror

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Director: Dan Tondowski

Writer: Don Tondowski (Screenplay)

Cast: Tamer Burjaq, Rozane Hayward, Karl Thaning, Tyrone Keigh, Nathan Lynn, Stephanie Schildknecht

Plot: A group of teenagers suffer a terrible accident during a joy ride and get trapped at the bottom of a ravine.

Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Accident starts as two friends Caroline (Hayward) and Jess (Schildknecht) are looking to head to a music festival. Caroline plasn to surprise Jess with friends taking them. Only for them to let them down, leading to the pair accepting a ride from Fred (Keogh) and Thomas (Arrison).

During the stormy conditions, the guys to handsy, leading to an accident. The girls find themselves trapped upside in the car at the bottom of a ravine.

Thoughts on Accident

Accident is a survival horror following two women that find themselves taking the wrong ride. Joining two men, having an accident becoming stranded in a ravine. In what should be a battle to survive, it becomes a story looking to build twists. Instead of focusing on the girl’s friendship, which is made to be clear in the opening scenes.

This does try to be edgy, with how it all unfolds. It is difficult to get behind everything, because the characters aren’t created well enough. The friendship and decision making, never seem to feel natural.

Everything about this movie seems to go in a direction you could never imagine. Despite being sold as a survival horror, it never feels like there girls are doing much. Letting the other side of the story take centre stage.

You can watch the movie here.

Final ThoughtsAccident is a sluggish horror that never hits home.

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