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Cast: Christopher Lee Page, Caitlin Crommett, Erik Kammerland, Thomas Hedengran

Director: Johan Bodell

Genre: Horror/Thriller

Year: 2018

Rating: NR

Young American couple, Rose (Caitlin Crommett) and Harry (Christopher Lee Page) are on their way to visit Harrys family cabin. Both as a nostalgic vacation and as a way to rekindle their relationship. But they’re not the only one that decided to visit the cabin this weekend... The vacation is quickly turned into a living nightmare for Rose and Harry as they meet a vicious sociopath, who invites them into a involuntary cat and mouse game.

'The Cabin' tells the story of Rose and Harry, a young couple who are heading driving the Harry's family cabin for some down time and to try and work out their problems.

As the film opens we get to see a man attacked by someone in a strange mask. In between that we are introduced to Rose and Harry who are constantly bickering. It doesn't take much to realize that the killer is the same psychopath the couple will have to confront soon because Harry's cabin is directly across the lake from the man who was just murdered and the psycho is still around.

Now their quiet alone time will become a fight for survival.

'The Cabin' is a Swedish thriller from Director, Johan Bodell. This is Bodell's directorial debut so you have to figure the film would not be perfect and it isn't. The one thing that bothered me the most about the film was the arguing going on between Rose and Harry. We the audience get that they are not getting along but I thought they carried on the bickering far too long. Almost too long to even care about the couple which is crucial in a movie such as this. Thankfully the bickering ends right around the time the action begins and the film is a cat and mouse thriller the rest of the way.

Obviously done on a low budget the film looks and sounds terrific and while it is classified as a horror/thriller I would call it a thriller with some elements of horror sprinkled in. What the film does deliver on is suspense and tension. Once the action begins, you are glued to your seat waiting to see what happens next as the couple seem to be at the mercy of the killer. This makes for some great atmosphere and a sense of isolation.

Another thing that made the film good was the cast, besides having to argue a lot Christopher Lee Page and Caitlin Crommett actually give good performances which are very realistic. Erik Kammerland who also wrote the film plays the psycho, Sven. He is not your typical killer as far as looks and built goes but he manages to bring his character to the edge and makes him menacing.

'The Cabin' isn't a perfect film and it doesn't really offer anything we haven't seen before but it still manages to be entertaining and it certainly will keep you engaged as you wait to find out what happens to the couple. The film also hints at a possible sequel which I would be up for. I thought the film had a rocky start but around the halfway point it got a lot more interesting and enjoyable. There is plenty of action and mood to carry it all the way to the end so I recommend checking it out when it comes to VOD on 12/4/18.

Released by High Octane Pictures

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