TILL DEATH (2021) Reviews of Megan Fox revenge thriller

 

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‘Vow to survive’

Till Death is a 2021 American thriller about a young woman who is left handcuffed to her dead husband as part of a sick revenge plot. Unable to unshackle, she has to survive as two killers arrive to finish her off.

Directed by S.K. Dale (as Scott Dale) – making his feature debut – from a screenplay written by Jason Carvey (A New Wave). Produced by Jeffrey Greenstein, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (Aquaman; The Conjuring franchise), Yariv Lerner, Tanner Mobley, Rob Van Norden and Les Weldon.

The Millennium Media production stars Megan Fox (Rogue: Jennifer’s Body), Callan Mulvey (Children of the Corn; Shadow in the Cloud; Avengers: End Game; Delirium 2018), Eoin Macken (The Cellar; I Am Fear; The Hole in the Ground; Resident Evil; The Final Chapter; The Forest), Lili Rich, Aml Ameen and Jack Roth.

Reviews:

“A beautiful cats-and-mouse game is the centerpiece of the final half of Till Death, as considerable obstacles appear in Emma’s path […] Fox lends a considerable amount of humanity to her character, making her more relatable and credible. This really helps elevate the story from the one-dimensional mediocrity that afflicts most woman-in-terror movies.” Critical Movie Critics

“Although it too hits a number of familiar notes, Till Death’s action-intensive finale flies by with entertaining ferocity […] The creators basically built a home invasion thriller out of a hook that’s enjoyably devilish, if a little daffy, but also intermittently dull.” Culture Crypt

“Fox delivers an outstanding performance and it’s thrilling to watch her and Callan Mulvey, who is threatening and impulsive as one of the film’s thieves, go head to […] Dale and writer Jason Carvey create a real surprise – a game of survival that’s sleek and full of unsettling tension. There are many twisted moments, hooking you in and cutting deep.” Daily Dead

“Fox is fiercely physical in the role, acting through body and staging more than spoken word […] It’s funny in a grimly humorous way and Fox sells the twisted tone ably. The tension, too, remains remarkably high as Emma surreptitiously evades the intruders, desperate to escape.” Dread Central

“The direction makes proper good use of the isolation (rather than have jump scares and loud music, the only sounds here are from snow crashing down and heavy gusts of wind) with a tense atmosphere. Throughout all of this, Megan Fox successfully portrays Emma remains determined to stay alive while proving that she can be a stealthy fighter under extreme circumstances.” Flickering Myth

“Overall Till Death was a great watch. It is not a deep movie, but it shouldn’t be. There are psychological themes, but they never become so overbearing that the movie becomes anything other than what it was meant to be… a simple and fun story about a woman dodging the wiles of her sadistic spouse. Fans of the following should give Till Death a watch: survival horror, engaging storylines, surprises, blood, ice, and sweet sweet revenge.” Horror Buzz

“The villains themselves could be a bit more interesting, and the thrills get a tad repetitive towards the end, but Till Death is nevertheless a cathartic thrill that encourages viewers to cut loose the baggage dragging them down and a must-see for Megan Fox fans. Dale and Carvey have delivered what I imagine will be one of the better thrillers of the year…” Killer Horror Critic

“We didn’t really expect much from Till Death, to be honest, and whilst it’s hard to argue that it’s not cut from very familiar and generic thriller movie cloth, it’s enlivened by a slick and taut script, inventive direction and, most importantly and most surprisingly, a gutsy turn from Fox. Enjoyable stuff.” Starburst

“There are a few of the usual moments where you need to suspend your disbelief, but with one exception they’re not as bad as many films of this type. It helps that Fox is surprisingly credible as the woman forced to overcome tragedy as well as fight for her life. The result is a decidedly enjoyable thriller that’s better than several of her bigger budgeted films.” Voices from the Balcony

Release date:

Screen Media will release Till Death in the USA theatrically and On-Demand on July 2, 2021.

Cast and characters:

Megan Fox … Emma
Callan Mulvey … Bobby Ray
Eoin Macken
Lili Rich … Executive Assistant
Aml Ameen
Jack Roth
Teodora Djuric … Waitress
Stefanie Rozhko … Young Woman at Restaurant

Filming locations:

Bulgaria

Technical details:

88 minutes

Trailer:

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MOVIES and MANIA says:

Beyond some minor plot contrives, Till Death is a hugely enjoyable twisted and gruesome thriller that benefits from sleek camerawork and tight editing. Mixed with dark humour there are some genuine moments of classic suspense. Megan Fox delivers a cool, calculated performance that befits the ice-cold setting.