THE ROW (2018) Reviews and overview

 

The Row is a 2018 Canadian-American slasher horror thriller feature film directed by Matty Beckerman (American SatanAlien Abduction) from a screenplay by Sarah Scougal. The Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films production stars Colin Egglesfield, Dylan Sprayberry and Mia Rose Frampton.

Plot:

With a serial killer preying upon girls on campus, Riley, an incoming freshman, finds herself entangled in a sinister plot involving a dark secret at the sorority that she pledged, while her father, Cole — the detective investigating the case — must uncover the identity of the killer before it’s too late… and Riley becomes the next victim.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

” …The Row is not all bad, and it can hold your interest for its run-time, but this is certainly nothing campy, nothing that is going to make you want to watch again and again. If you are willing to simply let go of your mind for 85 minutes and dip into a pool of college lust and ritualistic Greek Life, go for it.” Jeannie Blue, Cryptic Rock

The Row has some generic attributes. At times it feels rounded off at the edges for the sake of a tight budget. But the overall premise and characters are entertaining if you don’t mind derivative genre fodder.” Christopher Zabel, DoBlu.com

The Row simply comes across as unfocused and amateurish. And while nothing here is original, more could have certainly been done with Riley’s look into her mother’s past. If you want to see a superior movie in a similar vein, then check out 1974’s Black Christmas or 1983’s The House on Sorority Row.” Mike Long, DVD Sleuth

” …in the end, with its pervy photography and dull plot that hits all the basic notes used in past genre efforts – including the one where seemingly out of nowhere Couture finally puts it all together just in the nick of time – when it comes to serving up scares, it’s all Greek to The Row.” Jen Johans, Film Intuition

” …it’s like you’re actually watching a film that’s a carbon copy of fragments of other films, rather than being sucked into something more refined and unique to get lost in. The actual experience is about as disconnected as channel surfing with similar characters on different stations.” From Black to Red

Release:

In the USA, The Row was released by Lionsgate in limited movie houses and on VOD platforms, such as Amazon Instant Video, on July 27, 2018.

Cast and characters:

  • Colin Egglesfield … Villiers
  • Dylan Sprayberry … Carter
  • Mia Rose Frampton … Becks
  • Randy Couture … Detective Cole
  • Lexi Atkins … Ana
  • Lauryn Kent … Riley Cole
  • Sarah McDaniel … Isabel
  • Reka Rene … CSI Agent Wagner
  • Malea Rose … Captain Ellingham
  • Tyler Jon Olson … Detective Grey
  • Kathryn Le … Sasha
  • Tanya Mityushina … Hayley Ashton
  • Shea Buckner … Miller
  • Jennifer Titus … Nina
  • Natali Yura … Celeste

Image credit: DoBlu.com

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