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Cast: Jamie Bernadette, Michele Gourdine, Gema Calero, Katie Carpenter and Karishma Lakhani, Hannah Gourdine, Sharron Calvin
High school friends reunite after many years to spend a weekend in the mountains, but when everything goes wrong, there is no time for girl bonding.
"All Girls Weekend" tells the story of a group of old friends from high school that decide to get together after a long time to get reacquainted and perhaps heal some old wounds. After arriving at their location one of the ladies suggests taking a hike through an old trail she remembers taking before but it does not take long for them to realize they are lost. Short on food and on patience with one another they are forced to battle mother nature as the sun begins to set.
"All Girls Weekend" is a perfect mix of adventure, horror, thriller and drama. The film is a slow burn but it is deliberate as it relies on its characters to drive the story forward which is done to perfection because each one is so well written you have no problem caring about them. The first thing I noticed was how amazing the cinematography was and how great the locations were. The isolated forest was like a character all by itself. It really helped set the mood and atmosphere for what was to come.
"All Girls Weekend" was written and Directed by Lou Simon, she also Co-Produced the film with Alan Hanna so congrats to him as well. Lou has already made a name for herself in the horror genre and this film is only going to add to that. "All Girls Weekend" is a creepy little thriller that builds on suspense, tension and mystery as it moves along. It grabs your attention right from the start and it keeps you glued to the screen the entire time as you wonder what is going to happen next. I purposely avoided talking about the plot much here so not to spoil the film for those that are waiting to see it but I can tell you that the film reminded me of "Cabin Fever" a bit.
I cannot close out this review without mentioning the terrific cast, Jamie Bernadette, Katie Carpenter, Gema Calero, Karishma Lakhani and Sharron Calvin, all of the girls are amazing in the film and they play off each other perfectly. Michele Gourdine and Hannah Gourdine deserve a mention as well for their appearance it the film's opening scene that sets the stage for what is to come.
"All Girls Weekend" is quite different from Lou Simon's first three films and that goes to show just how talented this filmmaker is and how much she has to offer. There are thrills, chills and scares to be had. "All Girls Weekend" will be released on VOD July 12 so make sure you check us this little gem.
Released by Uncork’d Entertainment
**** out Of *****