USA [2021] - 107m
Directed by
William Brent Bell
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July 10, 2021


Bell finally moved on from The Boy franchise and comes with something new. Of course, new is relative when you're talking horror films, Separation is just another attempt to turn personal tragedy into horror. That's okay though, genre cinema hinges on execution and Bell proves himself a capable director.

The marriage between Maggie and Jeff runs on its last legs. Maggie wants to gain custody of their daughter, but Jeff isn't willing to go down without a fight. Maggie looks to be on the winning hand, but out of nowhere, a car runs her over and leaves her for death. It's a bittersweet victory for Jeff.

There's a bit too much time spent on the drama, which is only borderline acceptable. Luckily, the creature designs are awesome, and the horror bits are moody and tense. The little twist at the end is quite unnecessary, but Bell is smart enough to keep the ending open-ended. Certainly not the greatest horror flick around, but quite entertaining nonetheless.