Ash and Bone – Movie Review
Director: Harley Wallen
Writer: Bret Miller (Screenplay)
- Jamie Bernadette (The Furnace)
- Angelina Danielle Cama (Bennett’s Song)
- Harley Wallen (Betrayed)
- Kaiti Wallen (Eternal Code)
- Erika Hoveland (Before I Wake)
Plot: Cassie is a rebellious teen and with a new stepmom it escalates and her father Lucas decides to take her and his new wife Sarah out of the city for some bonding and quality time together. What they find instead is the McKinley’s an urban legend more true and terrifying than their worst nightmare.
Runtime: 1 Hour 47 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Ash and Bone starts when Cassie (Cama) is forced to move across the country by her father Lucas (Harley Wallen) and his new wife Sarah (Kaiti Wallen). She isn’t happy about this and decides to head to a local bar to find something to do. Here, she meets Anna (Bernadette) and Tucker (Heidger) who tell her about the McKinley home.
When they meet the McKinley residents May (Hoveland) and Clete (Doom). They learn about their twisted ways and find themselves targeted by the sadistic family.
Verdict on Ash and Bone
Cassie is a rebellious daughter that doesn’t want to move across the country. She must deal with this, which sees her befriend a couple of locals and dive into an Urban Legend. Cassie finds herself needing to open up, but her secrets will cause more problems.
Lucas and Sarah are the newlyweds trying to help Cassie start a new life together. There is tension between Sarah and Cassie, which happens in most stepparent relationships. They are both trying to do the best for Cassie even if it is testing their patience.
The McKinley family is an urban legend for the area, they have a reputation for terror. Only they have an even darker series of motivations than the family is prepared for.
The performances in the movie are strong, where we get the typical Harley Wallen cast. He often uses the same cast and it helps get the best out of the performers throughout the film.
The story follows a family looking to start a fresh life. When they run into a twisted family who decides to target them to become their latest victims. This becomes a battle of survival and building a relationship with a new family.
The story brings us into a world with a twisted family. This can be seen in other films like ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, only this one doesn’t bring a gimmick weapon to the party. It plays into the idea that you never know which urban legends about a new town to believe and dives into the twisted games. Everything plays out with lots of games from the sadistic family, despite it going through the same routine, one too many times.
Ash and Bone is a horror thriller that takes a family into a terrifying world where they clash with a sadistic torturous family. It dives into the game heavily, with plenty going on with them, showing the chaos created during the fights.
Final Thoughts – Ash and Bone is a tense horror thriller that brings a new sadistic family to the table.