‘Evil has a new friend’
A.M.I. aka AMI is a 2019 American horror feature film written and directed by Rusty Nixon (Residue), based on a storyline co-written with James Clayton and Evan Tylor. The movie stars Debs Howard, Sam Robert Muik, Phil Granger, Havana Guppy, and Bonnie Hay.
Cassie (Debs Howard) comes across a discarded cell phone with the latest artificial intelligence on it called AMI She customises the AI to sound like her deceased mother which soon fulfils the void in Cassie’s life.
Unfortunately, as their relationship deepens, the nurturing and seemingly caring AI drives Cassie to perform heinous acts of murder that AMI convinces her are totally justifiable…
“There are quite a lot of cool elements related to the role of the smartphone in this horror movie. Especially when some things are shot from the point-of-view of the phone […] Unlike the Netflix movie I am Mother, this one features a lot of slasher-inspired murders and some truly dark humor.” Heaven of Horror
” …A.M.I. only utilises the old tricks in the book to make a forgettable horror picture that appeals to millennials and is easy to digest with only a few jump-scares to offer. I do believe certain horror viewers will find this flick to be quite entertaining.” Horror World and Reviews
“If you’re wondering now whether this is a serious film or not, I think it’s supposed to be. Also, there are no laugh out loud moments, but it does go totally sideways at the end and manages to make it not a total waste of time. In fact, the whole final act is worth waiting for.” Mother of Movies
“It has creative visuals and deaths, somewhat contrasted with inconsistencies in the script, the clearer of them being essential to the development of the plot. If you ignore this A.M.I. is a good movie with great rhythm and a fun story and being a bit more philosophical, it can give plenty to think about.” 10th Circle
In the UK, Bounty Films released the movie on DVD on 16th September 2019.
Cast and characters:
- Debs Howard … Cassie – Fun House; Deadly Match; The Intruder; iZombie TV series; The Evil in Us; Lucifer TV series; Supernatural TV series
- Philip Granger … Greg – Ghost Wars TV series; Monster Trucks; Lucifer TV series; V TV series; Tucker and Dale vs Evil; The Dead Zone TV series; Poltergeist: The Legacy TV Series; Bad Dreams
- Sam Robert Muik … Liam [as Samuel Muik]
- Havana Guppy … Ruby
- Bonnie Hay … Diane / A.M.I.
- Veronica Hampson … Sarah
- Lori Triolo … Nancy
- Andrew Coghlan … Ted
- Laura Mitchell … Michelle