The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,660 horror articles & features | 6,975 horror movies | 1,565 horror reviews | 1,333 giveaways hosted | 226 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

Horror-on-Sea 2017: Seaside Horror Warms up Winter Twisted Love Triangle Campaign 'Nicole, her Ex & the Killer' Kicks Off Frozen Fear: Horror With a Little Extra Chill How Horror Games Give Us The Fright We're Looking For
Atmosfear: The Attraction of Horror Games The Top 5 Online Horror Games 'Don't F#ck in the Woods' Says New Independent Creature Feature Entering the Next Level of Fear

WIN Cruel Summer on DVD
WIN Cruel Summer on DVD
WIN Ouija: Origin of Evil on DVD
WIN Ouija: Origin of Evil on DVD
THE CHAMBER - Poster and DVD Bundle Giveaway
THE CHAMBER - Poster and DVD Bundle Giveaway
Win WE ARE FLESH on Blu-ray
Win WE ARE FLESH on Blu-ray
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER - WIN Blu-ray & Panda Balaclava
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER - WIN Blu-ray & Panda Balaclava
WIN What We Become on DVD
WIN What We Become on DVD


Abandon
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

Abandon (2002)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Plot Summary:
"Catherine Burke (Holmes) is under pressure. She faces exams, completion of her thesis, and a competitive interview process, all of which is compounded when a police detective, Wade Handler (Bratt), begins investigating the two year-old disappearance of her boyfriend, Embry Langan (Hunnam), a young man whose memory haunts and obsesses her. As the investigation continues, Catherine is forced to choose between her past passions and new possibilities, even as Handler is discovering surprising new facts about Embry and his possible connection to another disappearance from campus."


Review by
Phil Davies Brown
Follow me:
@horrorasylum
Review Date: 03 August 2003 My Rating: out of 5

 

This ghostly thriller limped it's way onto video and DVD last week without warning, months after it's poor box office performance stateside. But is the movie simply misunderstood or were audiences right to abandon it?

On first viewing, the film was just an okay way to spend minutes, with a strong cast and some nice locations to complement the cinematography but it was ultimately all style over substance.

The premise sees already overstressed college student Katie's (Katie Holmes) life thrown into turmoil when she begins to receive notes from her presumed dead boyfriend who disappeared years previously.

The idea of a loved one appearing to physically haunt a person seemed like an interesting idea but ultimately isn't that interesting to watch. Yes, Katie Holmes is a good and talented actress who is more than capable of carrying a film on her shoulders, the only problem is that the film simply isn't that interesting.

Nothing happens, there are two moments of mild suspense lasting about a minute each in total and the cast are severely underused in their respective under developed parts. However, following the advice of a contact who worked on the film, I must say that I did appreciate it more the second time and picked up on a lot more of the subtle aspects.

Ultimately the film is so slowly paced that you feel as though you have been watching it forever by the time you reach the climax. I must say the ending was satisfying enough, and I did feel a lot of sympathy for Katie Holmes character, though that is decidedly more to do with her talents than the scripting.

OVERALL SUMMARY
Not very exciting yet watchable. The good cast leads me to believe that Director Stephen Gaghan set out to make a better film than we ended up getting.




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



Watch and Stream Horror Movies Online
using the Vidmate App

LATEST REVIEWS

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Movie Review

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A

Suspiria Movie Review

Suspiria

The Others Movie Review

The Others

Pod Movie Review

Pod

Ouija: Origin of Evil Movie Review

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Inn of the Damned Movie Review

Inn of the Damned

Disaster L.A. Movie Review

Disaster L.A.

Horrors of the Black Museum Movie Review

Horrors of the Black Museum

Visions Movie Review

Visions

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

Holidays Movie Review

Holidays

Demonic Movie Review

Demonic

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Darling Movie Review

Darling

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead Movie Review

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN Cruel Summer on DVD WIN Ouija: Origin of Evil on DVD
THE CHAMBER - Poster and DVD Bundle Giveaway Win WE ARE FLESH on Blu-ray
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER - WIN Blu-ray & Panda Balaclava WIN What We Become on DVD
WIN The Walking Dead Comics Companion Book WIN Tower of London on Dual Format
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Jason Blum
Jason Blum







Vampires.com Werewolves.com