17-year-old Eli has just moved with his family deep into the backwoods of Kentucky to work on the isolated farm of a local recluse. Inexplicably drawn into the strange forest that lies ... See full summary »

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Kevin Barker

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Kevin Barker (screenplay & story), Amy Riherd Miller (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Dourif ... Waylon
Spencer Daniels ... Eli
Alexia Fast ... Amanda
Marianne Hagan ... Ida
Sarah Steele ... Katie
Clay Wilcox ... Bud
Rich Williams ... Peterson
Lee Vervoort Lee Vervoort ... Joe
Darrell P. Miller ... Farmer
Trey Mingee Trey Mingee ... Farm Boy
Rick Montgomery Jr. ... Antiques Dealer
Mary Katherine Murphy Mary Katherine Murphy ... Mary (as Mary Katherine Rowe)
Ron Eliot ... Billy
Griffin Saunders Griffin Saunders ... Laura
Eleanor McKenna ... Young Amanda
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17-year-old Eli has just moved with his family deep into the backwoods of Kentucky to work on the isolated farm of a local recluse. Inexplicably drawn into the strange forest that lies beyond the farm, Eli encounters the beautiful, sweet and mysterious Amanda, seemingly the perfect girl. But with the discovery of decaying bodies hanging from the trees, he realizes that the forest - and Amanda - are harboring some very dark secrets. Suddenly, Eli is living in a waking nightmare where the lines between life and death are scrawled in blood, and there is no escaping the terror from beyond the grave. Written by Terry Hayes

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Love is haunting.


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Amanda: If you love me, kill me.
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Supernatural love story, beautifully shot but a bit of a messy script
31 August 2013 | by The_Dead_SeeSee all my reviews

A glance at the DVD cover and blurb of "Last Kind Words" would have anyone believing they were about to watch a sort of generic teen horror movie full of gore and jump scares but that's a long way from the truth. This is a slow-burn coming of age drama and a supernatural love story. It has a haunting, almost hypnotizing southern-Gothic sensibility that's really quite beautiful.

Eli, a 17 year old boy, finds himself moving with his abusive father and meek mother to the remote farmstead of family friend Waylon - played by the ever entertaining Brad Dourif - when the father loses his job. Eli ventures into the woods that surround the farm and meets a strange, alluring young girl called Amanda. As he begins to fall for Amanda he gradually uncovers a story of past tragic events on the farmstead and a rather sad haunting in the woods that goes all the way back to the days of the Underground Railroad.

The only real downfall of this otherwise beautiful movie is a script that's a little unsure of itself and ends up feeling a tad messy and confusing in parts. The pace might bore some - it really is a slow one - but personally I think it just added to the feels. I enjoyed it a lot and for an indie, it's a very strong piece of work.


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Release Date:

24 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Hudson, Kentucky, USA

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