Directed By: John Hyams
Starring: Jules Willcox, Marc Menchaca, Anthony Heald
Synopsis: A cold-blooded killer hunts a widow in the wilderness after she escapes from his remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest.
Review: John Hyams delivers another solid movie, Alone is an edge of your seat thriller, centred around one lone female and her epic fight for survival.
Alone is split into different chapters, each title gives you an insight into what the segment will be about. Each chapter gets more terrifying and John Hyams, being the genius he is, keeps you hooked and glued.
Julia Wilcox leads the film as our lead girl Jessica, who is stalked by maniac Marc Menchaca who is only credited as ‘The Man’.
Marc plays the part of ‘The Man’ menacingly well and while he looks like the average everyday man, he is so much more and to start with plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with Julia, these moments are terrifying as he appears every and anywhere she goes, he works in such a calculated manner, like a chess game, he is always thinking of the steps leading up to the initial checkmate.
Julia Wilcox’s character, Jessica, is a strong leading lady and her journey is filled with pain, grief and sadness and that’s before ‘The Man’ targets her. Julia plays out Jessica and her emotions to perfection, nothing was over the top or cheesy and she is a character you sincerely care about.
Overall, Alone features numerous cat and mouse scenes, director John Hyams do an incredible job at keeping each unique and memorable and most importantly keeping the suspense and fear run throughout the movie, there are many times Jessica is faced with life and death decisions, which will have audiences screaming at the TV. The premise may sound like a “seen it once, seen it a million times” sound to it, John Hyams and the cast breathe new life into it and deliver a gripping thriller that will keep you glued firmly in your seat from start to finish.