BECOMING (2020) Reviews and overview

 

‘You think you know the one you love…’

Becoming is a 2020 American science fiction horror feature film about a young woman who learns her fiancé has become possessed by an entity.

Written and directed by Omar Naim (Dead Awake; The Final Cut), the movie stars Toby Kebbell, Penelope Mitchell, Jason Patric and Jeff Daniel Phillips.

Plot:

Alex (Toby Kebbell) and Lisa (Penelope Mitchell) are a couple newly engaged and deeply in love. While on a road trip, they encounter an ancient evil force that chooses Alex as its new host and begins to slowly take over his mind and body, gradually transforming him into someone terrifying and violent.

The changes are small at first. His handwriting. His body language. As Alex struggles with the horror of losing his identity, Lisa notices the shifts in the man she thought she loved. Is he falling out of love with her, or is it something far, far worse?

Lisa tracks down Kevin (Jason Patric), a damaged survivor of the entity who has dedicated his life to defeating it. Together, they must outwit an indestructible malevolence that doesn’t want to destroy Alex, it wants to be him…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

Becoming is a sci-fi horror-thriller with a damn scary plot […] Also, while this movie reminded me of others, it still managed to deliver something new. Especially the cast of Becoming manages to give some wonderful performances that breathe life into this story.” Heaven of Horror

Cast and characters:

  • Toby Kebbell … Alex
  • Penelope Mitchell … Lisa Corrigan
  • Jason Patric … Kevin Lee
  • Jeff Daniel Phillips … Glen Hemming
  • Beth Broderick … Angela Corrigan
  • Stephen Rider … Justin Moore
  • Melissa Bolona … Annie
  • Lew Temple … Elias Lee
  • John Newberg … Greg Corrigan
  • Zander Essex … Kevin Lee aged ten
  • Elana Krausz … Susan
  • Gianni Capaldi … Doctor Andrew Kennan
  • Jessica Ambuehl … Newscaster
  • Lea Hutton Beasmore … Barbecue Guest
  • Sarah Cleveland … Bar Dancer

Filming locations:

Louisville, Kentucky