2020 / 95m - New Zealand
Horror
2.0*/5.0*
Reunion poster

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March 29, 2023

2.0*/5.0*

Elevated horror on the cheap. It's only a matter of time before B-horror productions would figure out the clich├ęs of the elevated horror hype, and would try to mimic them on a budget. Reunion isn't even the worst attempt, but it's obvious that it's a bit of a half-hearted affair, that fails on both the drama and the horror side.

When her mother decides to sell her house, Ellie returns to see it one last time. But once she's there, old traumas resurface and she starts seeing the ghost of her sister, who died there when she was still very young. Piece by piece the events that transpired all these years come back to Ellie.

The performances aren't that great, Mahaffy does his best to build up a mood, but never quite gets there, and the mystery elements are poor and derivative. It's a pretty short film and as pure filler, it's certainly not the worst, but I'm not the biggest fan of the niche to begin with, and even then I've seen this executed way better.