The Device (2014)
Starring: Angela DiMarco, Kate Alden, David S. Hogan, Ben Andrews, Gabriel Congdon, Russell Hodgkinson, Lorraine Montez
Plot: Abby and Rebecca Powell haven’t seen each other since a traumatic event in their youth ripped them apart. Reunited for the first time in over a decade, the sisters take a trip to spread their mother’s ashes at a secluded lake. As the sisters reconnect and try to heal old wounds, something waits in the nearby woods. A strange object. Little do the sisters realize that this object is actually a device, one with a purpose too horrible to comprehend?
My Review and Thoughts:
Truly mysterious and very original. Really dug deep into my mind and the idea of the unknown.
I absolutely love the sound effects. The humming vibration sound almost reminds me of a metallic object being struck. This film brings science fiction clarity. This is brilliantly done in that creepy atmospheric darkened state.
This took me back to the beauty and the creepiness of The X-Files.
Starring some very talented young actors and actresses. The two stunningly beautiful Angela DiMarco, Kate Alden. Both are truly talented and create there personas in equal quality. DiMarco truly makes you believe the part of Abbey. Haunted by nightmares and images she is able to create a perfection in her emotions. Alden is no different as Rebecca making you experience her ordeal and gives a truly logical and gifted reality to her character which she brings to life for the viewer. Both actresses chemistry meld together in a believable form. The viewer can relate and feel the personal reality of both personas.
David S. Hogan is equally fleshed out in his role as Calvin the main male role. He brings the character to the viewers in that any man watching can understand and relate to the reality and ordeal his character goes through. Basically put he gives life to Calvin.
This is directed and co-written by Jeremy Berg. I first got wind of Berg by watching his direction on the little indie horror The Invoking (2013) which was later re-titled Sader Ridge which he also co-wrote. Berg has a sophisticated style of directing. He adds somewhat of a darker color atmosphere, a grayscale image to his films. I love the way his movies are pieced together and seem to flow with an ease and yet mixed with mystery. I love the way they come together in a complete form of story by image and actions.
Truly a well-crafted science fiction drama. Brilliantly done in the story and in the scenario. It's a sophisticated science-fiction style almost with a creepy sense of horror and the aspects of fear as it plays with the viewer. The atmosphere taking place is so well captured through the performances and the cinematography that it tells a story in itself. The surrounding of the isolation plays with the viewer. The overall concept created through a dark mysterious style of story taking place on screen gives the viewer a complete entertaining experience.
The dark unknown story gives it the beauty of a truly we'll made film. I really enjoyed the direction. The whole movie came together as a complete beginning, middle and end. I was satisfied. I was thoroughly entertained. I absolutely enjoyed the concept. Truly gifted performers in all departments from acting, direction, lighting, sets, cinematography and sound effects. The whole movie became a truly interesting experience of film. This is one of those movies that showcases why I love cinema, why I love movie making and why I love the people that perform and create truly entertaining and thought-provoking sophisticated film.
Highly entertaining. Highly recommended. Truly an original experience that took me on a mysterious journey of an object and the three that encounter it.
The Device is now available for sale! You can order it on DVD or VOD from all major retailers.