"Ramekin" Movie Review
So everyone knows IT, right? The being who can transform itself into different creatures such as Pennywise the clown or a giant spider, basically whatever someone's afraid of? Well, how scared would you be if this being turned itself into a ramekin? Thus, the brilliance of the film Ramekin. What seems like an ordinary object is something else entirely, something that's actually secretly horrifying.
The film follows Emily, a college student who learns that her grandmother has passed away. She moves into her grandmother's old apartment only to find a white ramekin that seemingly has a mind of its own. Soon, Emily discovers that the apartment is more of a prison than she realizes.
This is one of those films that will have you pondering and talking for a long time after you've seen it. Cody Clarke once again has written a fantastic film that is engaging and mind-boggling. Even though Emily goes through something that one could deem supernatural, she's still very much a relatable character. For most of the film, you're left pondering how much of this ramekin coming to life is real or just mental distress. I never once felt bored nor is it something that's easy to predict or piece together early. This is a film that requires your attention and even demands it.
The only gripe I had was with Renee Vito, who played Emily's best friend Jane. Her performance could be a bit underwhelming in places but she does show promise. Jamie Saunders, however, was the complete opposite, her performance pulling us in and convincing us that everything she was going through was actually real.
In conclusion, definitely look out for this film on Amazon Prime. The story is well-conceived and executed to near perfection. I give Ramekin a 3.5 out of 4.
© 2019 Nathan Jasper