Deadly Intent, Rebekah Fortune: Film Review
Deadly Intent Film Details
Director: Rebekah Fortune
Writer: Diana Townsend
Release Date: April 11, 2016 (UK)
Release Format: Streaming
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Running Time: 1 Hour, 22 Minutes
After the tragic death of her husband, a soldier posted to Afghanistan, Bryony tries to build a new life for herself and her young son, James.
Struggling with her own grief she fails to notice that James has become secretive and withdrawn, spending hours alone playing out death scenes with his toys.
When things start to go missing and furniture is smashed Bryony blames James but when she confronts him she finds herself facing a reality more terrifying than any nightmare.
As her world crashes around her Bryony realizes that he ate a way to reconnect with her son she and James will be separated forever.
Deadly Intent released in the UK on April 16, 2016. Rebekah Fortune is the director and Diana Townsend wrote and produced the film.
Te film centers on James (portrayed by Gus Barry). James, a young adolescent goes through a rough phase after losing Steve, his father. Peter Lloyd portrays the role of Steve. James shuts his mother, Bryony (portrayed by Rebecca Reaney) out. As Bryony gets closer to unraveling the truth dark and terrifying things develop.
When Steve was alive, he was a soldier. But he was mean, violent and abusive towards Bryony and James. When Bryony tried to leave him and take James with her, he tracked them down and kidnapped James. Steve got tracked down and caught by the police.
Now, in his afterlife, Steve’s soul has not yet passed and is not to rest. Steve’s soul haunts Bryony. Soon James becomes possessed with Steve committing evil acts through him. Bryony thinks James is going through a phase. She takes the time to understand and realize what’s going on.
Fortune’s film delves into Supernatural with the inclusion of the Ouija board. The film offers a dark twist giving it leverage over previous released Supernatural and Ouija themes. These themes are frequented and thus, overlap one another. Fortunately, Fortune’s film brings its own entity to the circuit.
Fortune’s film develops at a slow pace first. It takes the majority of Act I for the film to take off. During this time there’s minor excitement spread throughout the core of the film. The viewer finally understands what’s going on when the story starts to unravel.
Supernatural themes and the use of the Ouija board go hand-in-hand. These films have become popular with tremendous proportions. This especially after The Conjuring, Annabelle, and Ouija. The problem with films that incorporate the Ouija board is that most of them are predictable. They usually have similar plots, storylines, and outcomes.
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