616 Wilford Lane 2021 Movie Review Poster Trailer Online
Directors: Mark S. Allen, Dante Yore
Writers: Howard Burd, Dante Yore
Stars: John Littlefield, Eric Roberts, Alyson Gorske
A grieving man relocates his two teenage daughters to a charming town and into their dream home. Quickly, the dream becomes an inescapable nightmare.
A family looking to make a move to a small town and just so happen to pick the most haunted house in the neighbourhood.
Starring John Littlefield, Jessica Chancellor and Alyson Gorske 616 Wilford Lane is introduced with a bone-chilling CCTV introduction.
We get a little wink and nod to a horror classic and what follows is scarily realistic footage that drops us straight into heart in mouth territory.
The movie is shot very differently from similar horrors in the genre.
One minute we are met with mouthwatering visuals and the next we’re in a TV-style set-up of camera angles and dialogue but it’s the dialogue that allows 616 Wilford Lane to stand out from the crowd.
As a whole, the film is well structured if albeit a little shaky in parts and is let down by the dialogue but how the film is presented is rather wonderful in its approach and it has a wonderful arc to it and not to mention a solid ending.
A horror movie with a solid ending is no easy feat.
The last 10 minutes is a solid display of storytelling and as a whole feels somewhat unique and refreshing.
It just completely sneaks up out of nowhere and I certainly didn’t see it coming!
Clocking in at a runtime of 86 minutes the film absolutely flies by and with a dash of good scares and a story that somewhat grips you it’s well worth a watch.
It’s certainly far from perfect with some outlandish plot points here and there but aside from your stereotype cast, there’s still enough here to salvage and to thoroughly enjoy.
Utilising the CCTV cameras that captured the chilling horror in the beginning and then scattering it throughout the film is a rather genius touch.
There are a few little cameos in this particular production including one from the legend that is Eric Roberts himself.
All of this feels well rounded and contributes overall to a rather solid package to take to market.
It may not be a film for everyone but horror fans will surely appreciate the effort that has been put into this production to make it stand out in such a saturated market.