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Resolution (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 23 January 2013 (USA)
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A man imprisons his estranged junkie friend in an isolated cabin in the boonies of San Diego to force him through a week of sobriety, but the events of that week are being mysteriously manipulated.

Directors:

Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead (as Aaron Scott Moorhead)

Writer:

Justin Benson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cilella ... Michael Danube
Vinny Curran ... Chris Daniels
Emily Montague ... Jennifer Danube
Kurt David Anderson ... Billy (as Kurt Anderson)
Skyler Meacham Skyler Meacham ... Micah
Josh Higgins Josh Higgins ... Ted Tellensworth
Zahn McClarnon ... Charles
Bill Oberst Jr. ... Byron
Carmel Benson Carmel Benson ... Sara
Justin Benson ... Justin the Level 3 UFO Cult Member
Aaron Moorhead ... Level 2.5 UFO Cult Member
David Lawson Jr. ... Dave the Level 1 UFO Cult Member (as David Clarke Lawson Jr.)
Glen Roberts Glen Roberts ... Charles' Friend 1
Bob Low Bob Low ... Charles' Friend 2
Michael Felker Michael Felker ... White Trash Kid With Soldering Iron
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Storyline

Soon-to-be-a-dad Michael makes a last ditch effort to save his longtime but addicted friend Chris from a foreseeable drug related death. Visiting Chris and handcuffing him to an exposed plumbing pipe, Michael forces his buddy into detox, but while watching over his friend he also discovers that all is not right within the territory Chris has drifted into. Situated on Indian Reservation land, the area seems to attract a number of strange people. Someone or some thing has a longtime interest in recording activities in the area, all captured on a variety of recording devices (CDs, film, phonographs, etc.). Michael comes to understand he's been pulled into the latest "story" of an unseen entity, one with a grizzly resolution projected for him and his pal unless they can possibly work out their own agreeable alternate ending. Written by statmanjeff

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feloldozás See more »

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Rustic Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Actor Vinny Curran insisted to be tazed by Peter Cilella with the stun gun. The crew would often taze each other for fun, resulting in someone dropping and shattering a day's worth of coffee. See more »

Quotes

Chris Daniels: You're a fuckin' sell-out.
Michael Danube: All right, well, you know why none of this bothers me? It's because I can't believe a word that's come out of your mouth in the last three years.
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A horror junky who thought he had seen it all. Thank god for Resolution
27 January 2013 | by baserock_loveSee all my reviews

For the incredibly stupid front page reviewer here (it's not even a review really, just whining with no substance by somebody who doesn't seem to like or recognize horror.), I'm not affiliated with the film in any way, feel free to look at my other reviews. I'm just a horror junky that thought he had seen every horror movie worth watching, and now that i've seen this, maybe I have.

This movie is really creative. Without giving away too much it definitely broaches other themes that have been covered by other movies, it reminded me a bit of Inland Empire and 13B, in theme only, not content and while it's a somewhat familiar theme it goes in a very different direction with it. It's very well paced and does absolutely amazing jobs of foreshadowing and just piling on the atmosphere and dread so well that at one point I almost didn't want to see what was going to happen, the ending completely took me by surprise.

It's clearly a zero budget indie movie but you would hardly know it to watch it, it's well shot and the cinematography is really good. My only issue is a script one, I thought the main characters dialog and decisions dealing with the crazy events of the film were oddly nonchalant and downright frustrating at times but then again it would have made the movie impossible if he had done what most sensible people would as a reaction to some of the events which is to call the cops lol.

This is absolutely fantastic psychological horror. Bravo to the directors and everybody involved with this. I rarely gush like this in these reviews but there's a reason Resolution has gotten so much hype from horror specific movie sites. It's THAT good.

Since there's no plot synopsis, i'll give a brief one. A man is invited by his ex best friend to his cabin out in the boonies. He knows his best friend is pretty much a rock bottom meth addict and he's rebuffed all his attempts prior to get him into rehab so he shows up with a stun gun and a pair of handcuffs, chains him to a pipe in the dilapidated shack he lives in and is going to stay with him while he detoxes. Strange people live around there and every day he feels he's being lead to strange things like records, books, journals and old film. Things get more weird from there.


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