How far would you go to try and help a friend who was in a terrible state of mind and addicted to meth? Would you tie him up in a cabin against his will and try to detox him back to health? That's the premise to Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead 2012 film Resolution but with a supernatural twist that intrigues you to the very end.
Michael Danube (Peter Cliella) wakes up one morning to find that he has received a video and map from his best friend Chris Daniels (Vinny Curran) who has turned to a life of drug abuse and squatting. The video shows Chris under the influence doing erratic things like shoot a gun aimlessly in a field and talking to a dog. With map in hand Michael decides to try and help his friend one last time by force. Things don't go according to plan when Michael finds various eerie tapes and recording that soon lead him to a terrifying conclusion.
Great slow burn horror movies are few an far between but every now and again we get one that tends to stick with us long after the movie is over. Resolution is that movie. Its a slow paced movie that unravels into a frightening yet interestingly bizarre finish.
The acting is commendable as both Cliella and Curran put there best foot forward and deliver. They're easy to like even with their flaws. Some might be disappointed by the ambiguous ending but for me it just adds to the appeal of the story and in how you can interpret and enjoy the film in many different ways. Benson and Moorhead do a great job with the budget they have and conjure up a lot of tension during the films run time. the pacing is spot on, keeping you interested in there adventure until the very end.
Resolution is a cleaver and intelligent film that should be watched more than once in order to be fully enjoyed. Both directors do an amazing job with the script and manage to create a tension filled, mystery driven film. If you are a fan of a slow burn horror movie with a twist then you should give Resolution a try, 3 1/2 out of 5.