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
Ashley Nicole Blevins (one of the carnival scene extras) was dubbed "The Sledgehammer Girl" by one of the directors. Ten years old at the time, they had her playing the game where you swing the sledgehammer to test your strength and try to ring the bell. See more »
While the carnival is supposed to be happening in the USA in August 1992 you can clearly see the actor's breath as it was filmed in cold weather. See more »
Are you sure you know how to do this?
Yeah. I was kind of a pyro in high school.
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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 »
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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