The Last Showing (2014)

logoDirector: Phil Hawkins

Writer: Phil Hawkins (Screenplay)

Starring: Robert Englund, Finn Jones, Emily Berrington


Plot: A couple trapped in a cinema are manipulated into becoming unwilling actors in a film being captured by CCTV cameras.


Verdict: Great Thriller


Story: Ever get tired of the daily jobs? Well this shows what happens when one man gets pushed too far. When Stuart ends up in a heated argument with his boss he decides he wants to make his own film and who better to star in it than a young couple on a date. We see how Stuart puts Martin through hell to save Allie. There are twists in the story that really make a difference to anything we might have seen before. The one thing I really liked about this was the fact the couple were only just starting to date and we get to see how people can react to what could have been done while learning to trust instead of a long term couple who would never doubt each other. I was surprised with what I got here and I think this really needs to get a full cinema release, it is easily one of the best thrillers I have seen this year. (8/10)


Actor Review


Robert Englund: Stuart a cinema employee who can get all the odd jobs done, but when his boss pushes him too much, he finally snaps attacking him and setting up to make his own film with a young couple on a date. Robert is haunting in this performance, this could easily be put on a par with Robin Williams in One Hour Photo. (9/10)


Finn Jones: Martin who is on his date with Allie who doesn’t really want to watch the film they are seeing. He gets put through tests by Stuart so he can save Allie, but things for him take a twist. Good performance showing how easily you can look wrong in the eyes of someone you are trying to get to trust you. (8/10)


Emily Berrington: Allie who brings her date to watch a midnight screening of a horror film (Good choice, sounds like a great date) but when she gets drugged, she spends half of the film being used as bait by Stuart before not knowing who to trust anymore. Good performance from Emily, could she become the English scream queen? (8/10)


Director Review: Phil Hawkins – I am always one to praise a director who can come up with an original idea and make it entertaining, watch out for this guy, brilliant work here. (9/10)


Thriller: Really keeps you guessing from start to finish just wondering what will happen next. (9/10)

Settings: Isolation works perfectly here, being trapped in any building has been done but a new modern cinema really comes off original. (10/10)

Suggestion: This is a must watch for all the thriller fans out there, it will tick all the boxes to make it an enjoyable experiences. (Thriller Fans Watch)


Best Part: Robert Englund is brilliant.

Worst Part: Not enough people will see it.

Favourite Quote: Stuart ‘But I’m not the killer’

Believability: I guess someone could snap but I don’t think they would end up going this far. (4/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: Yes

Similar Too: One Hour Photo


Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $2 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes


Overall: Brilliant Thriller

Rating 85


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