ASSAILANT (2022) Reviews of Casper Van Dien psycho thriller

  

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‘Relentless. Unforgiving. Merciless.’
Assailant is a 2022 British psycho-thriller film about a young couple on vacation who become the focus of a deranged drifter.

Written and directed by Tom Paton (400 Bullets; Black Ops aka The Ascent; Black Site; RedWood; Pandorica). Produced by Alan Latham and Philippe Martinez.

The MSR Media production stars Casper Van Dien, Jeff Fahey, Poppy Delevingne, Chad Michael Collins, Jennifer Wenger, Angela Dixon, Niki Spiridakos and Spencer Collings.

Plot:
A British couple, Zoe (Poppy Delevingne) and Jason (Chad Michael Collins), whose marriage is on the rocks, sails to the Caribbean in hopes of saving their marriage.

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After a seemingly harmless bar fight between the husband and Michael (Casper Van Dien), a mysterious drifter, the situation devolves into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. The couple must fight together to save themselves from the assailant…

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Reviews:
Assailant is a slow burn action thriller that doesn’t bother to reinvent the wheel […] Van Dien’s Michael is a nasty individual and the movie does a great job making you want to see him get the ultimate comeuppance and that is what ultimately kept me watching.” Bulletproof Action

“As a film, Assailant just doesn’t have much personality or style and it never holds any surprises. Van Dien and Fahey try their best, but the entire package is underwhelming. It really is the sort of unremarkable by-the-numbers production that gave straight-to-VOD a bad name.” J.B. Spins

Release:
In the US, Assailant is available On-Demand (VOD) and on Digital platforms via Redbox.

Cast and characters:
Casper Van Dien … Michael
Jeff Fahey … Henry
Poppy Delevingne … Zoe
Chad Michael Collins … Jason
Jennifer Wenger … Danielle
Angela Dixon … Counsellor
Niki Spiridakos … Erin
Spencer Collings … Dean
Danielle Browne … Bar Maid
Winston Crooke … Tour Guide
Sharon Mahlangu … Hostess
Frank Corbie … Doorman
Jacob Katsman … Ranger
Michael Henville … Customer
Dwayne Strawn … Taxi Driver

Technical details:
1 hour 37 minutes

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