Cinema: Fall (2022)
The poster for Fall gives you a very clear idea – coupled with the title – of what this movie is about.
Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and her best friend Hunter (Virginia Gardner) are climbing a mountain along with Becky’s attractive husband Ben (Mason Gooding). There is a Cliffhanger type accident and Ben dies.
Some time later, Hunter (who’s now a social media ‘personality’) persuades Becky to go on a climb to scatter Ben’s ashes, however this time it’s not a mountain but rather a 2000 foot rickety radio pole in the middle of the American desert.
Now I don’t want to give you any spoilers here – so Mr 60MW LOVES disaster films, Mrs 60MW not so much (unless they’re Norwegian). However, I can say that this extremely minimalist film is a fucking NIGHTMARE that made me shout FUCKKK and also WAHHHH more than once.
Two women clinging to life on a minute platform, with no water or hope of rescue and nowhere to wee is GRIPPING.
Considering there are really only two main characters on show, teetering both physically and emotionally as secrets are revealed (yes you CAN guess one of them early on, but it doesn’t spoil the action), you really are left gasping at the twisty turny story and at something that happens that I really didn’t see coming…but…no spoilers.
Dave was lucky to record an interview show with writer/director Scott Mann, and what a great lad he is, it’s so refreshing to talk to a film director who not only is is a film fan, but is so enthusiastic and talkative.
So for someone who isn’t a huge fan of disaster films, I can honestly say Fall is very entertaining, and importantly (for me) the two main women characters didn’t get on my nerves – SO often I see films where I want to strangle the women characters, not in this case (which may be down to Director Mann’s wife’s input into their characterisation! Keep her on board Scott).
I only wish I could have seen this in the cinema, but then again the urge to scream and yell FUCK may have had me thrown out.
I’m very much looking forward to a blu-ray release, as I think the extras on the making of this this will be fantastic (That tower? It really WAS 2000 feet UP – Jesus).
Let’s end on another high note – on looking up the film on IMDB I was more than delighted to see the title of Mann’s new film.
Tsunami L.A.……..Holy shit.
Scott we salute you!
Signature Entertainment presents Fall exclusively in Cinemas from 2nd September.
Review by Tina from a streaming link kindly supplied by Signature Entertainment.