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After (2012)

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When two bus crash survivors awake to discover that they are the only people left in their town, they work together to unravel the truth behind the strange events.

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Ryan Whitaker (as Ryan Smith)

Writers:

Jason Parish (story), Ryan Whitaker (story) (as Ryan Smith) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Steven Strait ... Freddy
Karolina Wydra ... Ana
Madison Lintz ... Young Ana
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Aunt Lu
Ric Reitz ... Doctor
Jackson Walker ... Phil
Bob Penny ... Elderly Man
Chase Presley Chase Presley ... Young Freddy
April Billingsley ... Caretaker
Sabyn Mayfield ... Carnival Attendant
Jennifer Spriggs ... Nurse 1
Tyrin Niles ... Chuck (as Tyrin Niles Wyche)
Michael Dinardo Michael Dinardo ... Clay
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Coulter ... Doctor 2
Jacqueline Springfield ... Nurse 2
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Storyline

When two bus crash survivors awake to discover that they are the only people left in their small town, they must form an unlikely alliance in a race to unravel the truth behind their isolation. As strange events begin to unfold, they start to question whether the town they know so well is really what it seems. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and frightening images | See all certifications »

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The name of the town in which Ana and Freddy grew up is Pearl. Wild-cultured pearls are best known from being discovered in oysters and other mollusks, but the allegorical use here is that it is a precious center of a town that is apparently going to be destroyed by the Black Fog (which has, of course, another meaning, not to be spoiled here). Just as a pearl is surrounded by the mollusk that produced it, and just as the mollusk is surrounded by the sea, the town of Pearl is surrounded by what appears, at first, to be a home-like quality, which is soon surrounded by a greater darkness. See more »

Goofs

When Freddy comes back into the diner after the first flashback ends, you can see someone across the the street running from left to right. See more »

Quotes

[talking about the darkness]
Ana: How do we get out?
Freddy: I think we've got to go through it.
[He lifts his hand into the Wall of Apparent Stone and Dark Fog]
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits is a short scene that shows Ana and Freddy on a packed bus. She is sleeping on his shoulder and he looks content. See more »

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References The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

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It's A Long Dark Road
Performed by Sabyn Mayfield
Written By Michael Baiardi and Sabyn Mayfield
Produced By Michael Baiardi
Published By Soundfile Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy Of Soundfile Records
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A Familiar Template Executed Well
25 May 2015 | by NecroambulantSee all my reviews

I just watched the movie After on Netflix. I don't recall having heard anything about it previously, no reviews or anything of the sort. I was pleased with what I saw.

It's difficult to discuss the movie without giving anything away and there are other movies with similar premises, but this one was well-executed.

Two strangers from the same town meet one another on a bus, with a bit of abbreviated and failed flirtation, shortly before there is a severe accident. The next thing we know they are the only two people apparently alive and active in their town. There are no corpses and no signs of life beyond the two of them. Surrounding the town is a wall of black, swirling mist with lightning and thunder active within it...and the wall is closing in.

It doesn't take altogether too long before the two protagonists discuss the possibility that they might both be dead, so they aren't as stupid as the characters in a lot of movies along these lines. We get to know them both pretty well along the way, through surprisingly natural conversation and glimpses into the past, without a lot of unnecessary exposition.

I won't go into any further details, you'll need to watch it yourself if you want those, but the acting is good and the production quality is high enough that it doesn't feel like a low budget movie at all. It's always kind of nice to go into watching a movie without any idea what to expect and to be pleasantly surprised.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Između života i smrti See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »

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Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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