— by ROBERT DeFEIS —
“After.Life” is a psychological horror film starring Liam Neeson, Christina Ricci and Justin Long and written and directed by Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo. For those of you who don’t know, psychological horror is a subgenre of horror fiction that relies on character fears, guilt, beliefs, eerie sound effects, relevant music and emotional instability to build tension and further the plot.
The story is about a young woman (Christina Ricci) caught between life and death, but Eliot Deacon (Liam Neeson), a funeral director who appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead, might just be a psychopath intent on burying her alive.
The tagline in the poster reads “Life is the symptom. Death is the cure.” Looks like the funeral director will be curing quite a few people in this film. From what I’ve read, this movie might just have the chops to contend with the big movies.
I really enjoy watching Justin Long act. He was great in “Jeepers Creepers” and “Drag Me to Hell,” but all his other movies just seemed to have fallen short to me. Hopefully, this movie can bring him back into doing great movies again.
“After.Life” premiered at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles Nov. 7.
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