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Resolution -- From Tribeca Film. Paranormal forces descend upon a junkie forced to go cold turkey in an isolated cabin -- or do they? Genre-bending horror at its most bone-chilling.
Resolution -- A man looking to save his best friend from the throes of heroin addiction ties him up in an abandoned cabin and induces withdrawal. The two come to find they're surrounded on all sides by a brooding, dark energy that manifests in different ways.
Resolution -- Trailer for Resolution
Resolution -- A mysterious stalker haunts a ramshackle cabin as a young man imprisons his
estranged friend through a week of drug recovery.


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A man imprisons his estranged junkie friend in an isolated cabin in the boonies San Diego to force him through a week of sobriety, but the events of that week are being mysteriously manipulated. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Peter Cilella ... Michael Danube

Vinny Curran ... Chris Daniels

Emily Montague ... Jennifer Danube

Kurt David Anderson ... Billy (as Kurt Anderson)
Skyler Meacham ... Micah
Josh Higgins ... Ted Tellensworth

Zahn McClarnon ... Charles

Bill Oberst Jr. ... Byron
Carmel Benson ... Sara
Justin Benson ... Level 3 UFO Cult Member
Aaron Moorhead ... Level 2.5 UFO Cult Member

David Lawson Jr. ... Level 1 UFO Cult Member (as David Clarke Lawson Jr.)
Glen Roberts ... Charles' Friend 1
Bob Low ... Charles' Friend 2
Michael Felker ... White Trash Kid With Soldering Iron
Thor Wixom ... Roadside Man with Pick Axe
Melissa Lyon ... Mental Institute Escapee in Window (as Melissa Low)
Shiblon Wixon ... Antique Store Clerk
Dan Martinez ... Store Shopper
Michael Loschiavo ... Man with Burned Face
Sarah Oliver ... Woman Missing Arm
Jimmy Brayl ... One-Armed Soldier
Mila Rivera ... Woman in Photos 1
Tabitha Brown ... Woman in Photos 2
Catherine Burns ... The Voice of 'The Tragedy of 1920' (voice)

Directed by
Justin Benson 
Aaron Moorhead  (as Aaron Scott Moorhead)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Justin Benson 

Produced by
Justin Benson .... producer
Michael Felker .... associate producer
Alicia Johnson .... executive producer
David Lawson Jr. .... producer (as David Clarke Lawson Jr.)
Aaron Moorhead .... producer
Hal Wolverton .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Aaron Moorhead 
Film Editing by
Justin Benson 
Aaron Moorhead 
Production Design by
Melissa Lyon  (as Melissa Low)
Makeup Department
Branwyne .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Lawson Jr. .... first assistant director (as David Clarke Lawson Jr.)
Sound Department
Yahel Dooley .... sound re-recording mixer
Yahel Dooley .... supervising sound editor
Michael Huang .... assistant dialogue editor
Michael Huang .... foley artist
Derrek Jones .... sound effects editor
Andrea Kao .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Martinez .... sound mixer
Brian Starley .... foley recordist
Visual Effects by
Aaron Moorhead .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Low .... gaffer/key grip
Tyler Manning .... electrician
Thor Wixom .... first assistant camera
Other crew
Nora L. Ferris .... insurance broker
Karen-Eileen Gordon .... french language coach
David Arabia .... thanks
P.R. Brown .... thanks: Bau-Da Design Lab
Chad .... thanks: Humane Society
Teague Christie .... thanks
Teague Chrystie .... thanks
Diego .... thanks: payroll
Fauna .... thanks: Sierra Nevada
Brian Finifter .... thanks
Julian Higgins .... thanks
Charles Ingram .... thanks
Joanna .... thanks: Screen Actors Guild
Edward McDonnell .... thanks
Justin Micklish .... thanks
Glen Mitchell .... thanks: SirReel (as Glen)
Vahe Papazyan .... thanks
Robert Scheid .... thanks
Stephen Scott .... thanks: San Diego Film Commission
Trista and Steve .... thanks: Camp Oliver Lia
Jesse Summoner .... special thanks
Trina .... thanks: Cliff Bar
Vanna .... thanks: Antique Boutique
Christina Wagner .... thanks: Bau-Da Design (as Christina)

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USA:93 min
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A hand drawn picture of the front cover of the necronomicon from the evil dead series can be seen hanging on the wall to the right of Michael's mattress.See more »
Michael Danube:Can we try it another way?See more »
The Little Ones Aren't PreparedSee more »


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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Needs resolving, 4 February 2015
Author: Maz Murdoch (asda-man) from United Kingdom

Resolution was getting a lot of comparisons to one of my favourite horror films, The Cabin in the Woods. Critics and audiences were calling it unpredictable, genre-bending and unlike anything that we've seen before. The DVD has quotes like, "The movie The Cabin in the Woods should have been." One quote even compares it to Sinister, which I find bizarre given that Sinister didn't get great reviews (not my opinion by the way, I think that Sinister is brilliant) so of course I was very excited to give Resolution a watch. We all know that the majority of modern horror films are tired, so to get something unpredictable is a rarity. Unfortunately, Resolution didn't live up to the hype.

The film has an interesting premise. A man chaining his drug-addicted friend to a pipe in an abandoned cabin, in a bid to make him go cold turkey. Unfortunately, this premise isn't quite enough to sustain a feature length film. The majority of the film is the two characters chatting and arguing, which is fine for 45 minutes. In fact, the most entertaining scenes are between the two thanks to the chemistry of the actors and the funny dialogue, "I met this dog! She's awesome. We're writing a book together!" However, this becomes pretty boring once we hit the one hour mark.

The whole film is just like waiting for something to happen, but nothing really does happen until the last 15 minutes, and even then it's still dull. It's frustrating too because the idea is very clever it's just not done well, in my opinion. The Cabin in the Woods used a similar postmodern meta-narrative however, it was incredibly entertaining throughout, whilst still being intelligent. Resolution is clever, but dull.

A lot of the film is one character walking about and coming across various peculiar encounters. There's a man in a cave, some shifty religious nuts and a mental patient tapping on the cabin's window, however none of these have anything to do with the plot itself. I understand that these are supposed to represent various ways in which the narrative could unfold, but is there any need for this to fill out the majority of the actual film? The Cabin in the Woods played with a similar idea in one short scene in the basement.

If you're after an unpredictable and self-aware horror film, then I'd stick to The Cabin in the Woods or Funny Games. Resolution offers tedium more than anything. It does have a fairly engaging first half, but the second half quickly runs out of steam. I appreciate its ideas, however it ultimately feels flat.

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