Specifics
USA [2020] - 98m
Genre
Thriller, Horror
Directed by
John Hyams
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Alone poster

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October 11, 2020

3.0*/5.0*

An extremely simple but fun little thriller/horror film. Alone is typical filler, a film that doesn't have an ounce of originality, isn't very remarkable in its execution, but offers everything you want from this specific niche. It's required viewing for fans, a forgettable trinket for everybody else.

Jessica is moving away from the city after losing her husband. On her way to the retreat she encounters a shady driver, who seems to be following her around. The next day he comes up to her and apologizes for his behavior, but Jessica doesn't trust the man and tries to get away as quick as possible. Looking at the genre of this film, you can probably guess whether her hunch was right or not.

Alone's biggest problem is that Menchaca simply isn't menacing enough as the film's bad guy. Hyams does a decent job, the build-up is fine, the setting is terrific and the tension is on point. It's just that whenever Menchaca makes an appearance, it's hard to see him as a real threat. Solid filler though.