"That’s the deepest you can dig?"  

Added 28th August 2019

Review by: Sam Salerno

The Deeper You Dig

Released in 2019

The Deeper You Dig

Ivy and Echo are not your typical mother daughter team. Ivy, once an intuitive psychic, makes an easy buck as a bogus tarot card reader; 14 year- old Echo likes old-timey music, hunting, and black lipstick.
 


When reclusive Kurt moves down the road to restore an abandoned farmhouse, an accident leads to Echo’s murder, and suddenly three lives collide in mysterious and wicked ways. Kurt assumes he can hide his secret under the ground. But Echo burrows into his head until he can feel her in his bones.

 

As she haunts his every move, trying to reach her mother from beyond, Ivy must dig deep to see the signs and prove that love won’t stay buried.

The Deeper You Dig is a really cool and stylish film. The first thing that struck me was the tone the filmmakers achieved. Through snowing locations, heavily contrasted lighting, and the subtle but effective score, the film instantly has a really strong tone, which is as cool as the icy setting. Ok, sorry for making a pun, moving on…


The film’s first half somewhat reminded me of the movie “Wind River.” A dark, sort of noir-y vibe that takes place in the snow. But this film goes in a much different direction once it becomes supernatural, however at its core the film feels like a psychological study, and the supernatural elements seem to almost be a metaphor for things like loss, grief, etc.


The film is very well acted by everyone. The most impressive aspect was the cinematography. The film used darkness and shadows to really help push the bleak vibe to the max. In many instances, the majority of the frame is completely black, and there was a small amount of light in which we could see the actions of the characters. I’m talking mostly about the look and feel of the film, because that seems to be more important than the actual plot itself. There’s nothing wrong with the plot, it is interesting, but I got the impression the filmmakers were thinking more about the feel.

I think the weakest point of the film was probably the dialogue, as some lines were a little on the nose and expository, but that did little to detract form an otherwise impressive film.


I don’t know what the budget was on this film, however, they really used it to create a stunning film.

the deeper you dig

THE B CLUB RATING :  B b b B

Starring: John Adams, Toby Poser, Zelda Adams

Directors: John Adams, Toby Poser

The Deeper You Dig from Wonder Wheel Productions received it's European Premiere at Arrow FrightFest 2019.

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