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How to Save Us (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 5 June 2015 (USA)
Brian Everett's younger brother Sam goes missing on the island of Tasmania during the middle of a mysterious quarantine forcing Brian to traverse across enemy lines to save his brother from an army of ghosts.


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Credited cast:
Jason Trost ... Brian
Tallay Wickham Tallay Wickham ... Molly
Coy Jandreau ... Sam
Michael Gupta Michael Gupta ... Conspiracy Theorist
Ryan Gibson ... Anchorman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kate Avery Kate Avery ... Brynn


Brian's younger brother Sam goes missing in Tasmania during the middle of a mysterious quarantine. Brian must travel to the deserted island to save his brother from a land now solely inhabited by demonic spirits. In order to survive, he must follow a set of rules: including covering himself with human ashes, to cloak his presence from the malevolent entities haunting the barren landscape. But will this buy enough time for Brian to find his brother, or will they both be stuck in a hellish realm of the dead forever?

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror


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Release Date:

5 June 2015 (USA) See more »


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$20,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,985, 5 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,785, 28 June 2015
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Tedious, almost unwatchable.
25 October 2015 | by thisseatofmarsSee all my reviews

What's with the high scores/user reviews this movie is getting on IMDb? Are they from members of the movie's cast and crew or something? Make no mistake, "How to Save Us" is a tedious, overlong movie that moves so slowly it's almost unwatchable.

About 90% of it consists of two men in camping gear that walk.

Walk. A. Lot.

Lot's and lot's of walking. Quite often however, "How to Save Us" shakes things up by having the constant walking become... slow, cautious walking. To drag out this finger drumming-fest of a movie even further. I understand "cautious" scenes are meant build up tension, but there's got to be some kind of point or payoff, guys. The white, swirly CGI effect you've put in with iMovie or Windows Movie Maker that *sometimes* shows up doesn't exactly fit the bill.

Very disappointing, especially given these high IMDb scores. I guess no system (especially an Internet scoring system) is ever perfect.


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