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Cast: Mikayla Gibson, Joey Bell, David Brown, Bunny Gibson

Director: Jim Lane

Genre: Horror

Year: 2016

Rating: NR

A trip to the store turns into a surreal nightmare when a college student is kidnapped by a deranged, dysfunctional family. Now Audra West finds herself trapped in the middle of the desert, and betrothed to Adam, the youngest son of the murderous clan. As a determined detective conducts a frantic search, Audra realizes the only way to survive is to escape. But even if she could get away, almost two hundred miles of desert lies between her and help.

"Betrothed" tells the story of Audra, a young college student home on break who gets abducted by a family of crazies who are led by their deranged and murderous mother who sends her two boys out to find "brides" for themselves and if the women don't suit them they are murdered and cut up into pieces.

"Betrothed" is a low budget Indie horror film that works well on some levels and not so well on others. Let me get the not so well out of the way by saying the film suffers from its budget and some weak acting at times and that is all I will say about the film's weaknesses.

And now lets talk about some of the good things the film has going for it. The story is straight forward and simple but the film does have a few twists and turns as it moves along which helps give it it's own identity and it keeps you interested. I already mentioned about some of the acting but there are also some good performances in the film as well from Bunny Gibson who plays the crazed mother, Mikayla Gibson who plays Audra and the amazing, Bill Oberst Jr who has a small role later on in the film but he instantly makes it better.

"Betrothed" is a flawed but fun little horror film with a good amount of blood, some good suspense, a few laughs and a twist filled ending. I don't think it will be for everyone but there is certainly more to like than not. Independent horror fans are going to want to check it out when it comes to VOD July 15.

Released by Osiris Entertainment

** 3/4 Out Of *****