The Forever Room (2021) FIRST LOOK

The Forever Room (2021) FIRST LOOK

Horrorific content by all-horror on September 01st, 2021 | First Look |

First Look: The Forever Room

The Forever Room is directed by Kevin Hicks (Doppel) and stars Samantha Valletta, Vickie Hicks, Kevin Hicks, Luca Iacovetti, Nicole Skelly.

The Forever Room (2021)

Claire wakes one day to find herself chained in a basement. Her horror is amplified when she discovers that her captor is her own mother. Helen assures Claire that the situation is necessary and "for her own good." And to add to Claire's terror, in the days and nights to follow she is beset by strange apparitions and frightening experiences, finding herself precariously balanced on a razor's edge between reality and insanity, and ultimately forced to face a dark truth.

The Forever Room Reviews

"Do not waste your time ... read a book or do something else." - celt007

"The credits reveal a family affair which never bodes well. The money saved by not hiring a competent screenwriter is matched by the respect lost by subjecting us to a flick in which a 3rd grader could discern the backstory within 15 minutes and a denouement that was telegraphed over and over throughout the (yawn) film." - msalkin-46677

"The Forever Room involves Claire, a woman (Samantha Valletta) who is being held hostage in a basement by Helen, who turned out to be her Mother (played by writer/producer Vickie Hicks). Helen continually tells Claire information about her background and that she is being held there because she killed people, a claim that Claire categorically denies. Is Helen right and she is holding Claire there for her own good because she's unstable? Or is Helen the unstable one, hold an innocent woman against her will?

"The Forever Room" has a lot going for it -- Samantha Valletta gives a powerful performance as Claire, making her a more complex character than you might expect. It's claustophobic and creepy and suspenseful as we watch Claire try to deal with what could be memories or could just be reaction to her ordeal. The biggest problem is that given what we see, there really is only one possible answer to the "Is she or isn't she?" question, and so as we watch things unfold, we're sort of just waiting for the inevitable. But the details are a nice surprise, and I like the fact that the movie goes all-in and fully explains what happened, whereas too many films these days cop out and leave the ending ambiguous. And the movie does have a couple of surprises in store, and the fact that you might be able to figure it out it advance just sort of shows that it actually fits in with the events of the movie.

Nothing earth-shattering here, but a pretty solid thumbs-up from me. Worth checking out." - stevesinger-2001

The Forever Room will premiere on August 24, 2021.

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