In the event you, too, are afraid of heights, you’re prone to expertise “Fall” as an easy horror film as a substitute of a thriller. The director Scott Mann has actually packed this newest enterprise with sufficient leap scares and bloodshed to blur style traces. In consequence, “Fall” often feels overrun with gimmicks and gotchas, however it additionally gives one hell of an adrenaline rush.
The movie opens on a tragedy. Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and her husband, Dan (Mason Gooding), are scaling a cliff face with their good friend Hunter (Virginia Gardner), when an accident sends Dan plummeting to his demise. Simply shy of a yr later, Hunter drags Becky again into the climbing recreation by promising her a simple half-day jaunt up a 2,000-foot TV tower. The 2 have been estranged; Hunter spent the final yr changing into an influencer whereas Becky binge drank and contemplated suicide. However once they find yourself stranded on a small platform on the prime of the tower, reconciliation takes a again seat to survival.
“Fall” loses its grip within the last act, as pressure offers solution to ludicrous horrors. Nonetheless, its twists are so weird that they’re sort of enjoyable, and the actors promote them arduous.
Most of all, that is a formidable feat of cinema. The majority of the movie was shot on a 60-foot platform on prime of a mountain, to maintain issues wanting practical. In fact, that solely makes “Fall” all of the extra harrowing. As Becky and Hunter’s brushes with demise compounded, I saved flattening myself into my seat like a literal scaredy cat. Be glad it’s not taking part in in IMAX.
Rated PG-13 for Ahhhhh!!! Working time: 1 hour 47 minutes. In theaters.