THE FOREVER ROOM (2021) Reviews of basement horror

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‘A mother’s love never dies’

The Forever Room is a 2021 American horror film about a young woman who wakes to find herself shackled in a basement… by her own mother.

Directed by Kevin Hicks (Dead Air; Doppel; Behind the DoorParanormal Proof) from a screenplay written by producer Vickie Hicks.

The Chinimble Lore production stars Samantha Valletta, Kevin Hicks, Vickie Hicks and Nicole Skelly.


A young woman wakes up to find herself shackled in a basement with no memory of how she got there. Her horror is amplified when she discovers that her captor is her own mother, who assures her that the situation is necessary and for her own good.


In the days and nights that follow, she is beset by strange apparitions and frightening experiences, finding herself precariously balanced on a razor’s edge between reality and insanity, and ultimately forced to face a dark truth…


” …the plot is thin and basic – the type of thing that’s been done so many times before […] Part of the problem appears to be a writing issue, as one gets the impression a writer with a bit more finesse could have pulled this off. Another issue is the fact that there’s no authentic atmosphere going on here.” All Horror

“The problem is the basic plot of The Forever Room has been done so many times before that it just screamed out to me after the first few incidents. And even if it hadn’t, the film’s own title and publicity are huge spoilers. Maybe a more skilled writer could have hidden it or managed to misdirect me, but that wasn’t the case here.” Voices from the Balcony

Release date:

In the USA, Freestyle Digital Media released The Forever Room On-Demand on August 24, 2021.

Cast and characters:

Samantha Valletta … Claire
Kevin Hicks … Ethan
Vickie Hicks … Helen
Nicole Skelly … Rebecca
Luca Iacovetti … Michael
Michelle Hicks … Young Puppet (voice)
Christopher Hicks … Gray Puppet (voice)


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