The Empty Man – ABC Film Challenge – Comic Book/Graphic Novel Movies – E – The Empty Man – Movie Review
Director: David Prior
Writer: David Prior, Cullen Bunn (Screenplay)
- James Badge Dale (The Departed)
- Marin Ireland (Hell or High Water)
- Sasha Frolova (Little Women)
- Samantha Logan (13 Reasons Why)
- Evan Jonigkeit (X-Men Days of Future Past)
Plot: On the trail of a missing girl, an ex-cop comes across a secretive group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity.
Runtime: 2 Hours 17 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Empty Man starts when a group of hikers discover a strange cave in the mountain range. One of the group members finds themselves caught up in a series of strange events. This leads to tragic events.
Years later James (Dale) has lived a quiet life and remains friends with Nora (Ireland). However, when Nora’s daughter Amanda (Frolova) goes missing with a warning about the Empty Man, James looks to investigate. Meanwhile, their local friends of Amanda’s have gone missing, leading to James learning a disturbing truth spreading through the land.
Verdict on The Empty Man
The Empty Man is a horror mystery following a man trying to locate a missing family relative. He uses his own police experience to track down the early clues but isn’t prepared for what he ends up finding.
This is a horror that is filled with dread, tension and suspense. It constantly keeps you on edge despite having an enormous runtime for a horror movie. The mystery unfolding creeps under our skin as we are left in shock around every single corner. This is an excellent use of a simple legend that gets to consume the people it touches. The performances are fantastic with James Badge Dale leading the movie through the uncomfortable story.
Final Thoughts – The Empty Man is filled with dread, tension and suspense.