Tennessee Gothic (2019) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Jeff Wedding
Starring: William Ryan Watson, Jackie Kelly, Victor Hollingsworth
RATED: UR/REGION O/1:66/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Gypsy Root Productions
When a widower and his teenage son offer a beautiful young woman refuge on their farm, their living situation escalates from hysterical comedy to maddening horror once they discover she is not who she says she is.
Tennessee Gotic is a movie that shows you don’t have to have the biggest budget to make something that is interesting and fun. The creative side of this one is one of the things that really make it stand out as you watch the story of an odd but good looking woman who runs into a father and son and then proceeds to change their lives (for better or for worse). There’s a mystery to our main character here. We know she’s coming from trouble and it looks like she might be causing more as things get weird pretty quickly when she starts to live with this father and son duo. Their appearances change and she seems to remain to same, which works as a clue in a way to what the underlining of the story is. We also know a little about her past and we have a guy who is from that past on her trail as well. Things get sexual, things get weird, but things always remain entertaining in Tennessee Gothic. The humor of the movie is one of the biggest qualities and it all leads to a pretty cool finale.
The acting also drives this one. Our leading lady is played by Jackie Kelly and she is GREAT in the role of Sylvia. She’s easy on the eyes obviously, but she just nails this role and helps to really sell the story and what is going on to the viewer. She’s great, but you could make a case for everyone else as well. From Victor Hollingsworth and William Ryan Watson in the roles of the father and son to Wynn Reichert as the somewhat shady Reverend Simms, this is a movie that delivers from the character side of things as well as the story. Tennessee Gotic is probably more comedy than horror, but you get sex and you do get a little gore to go with it. It’s all topped off with a twist as well. If you haven’t heard of this one it’s more than worth going to the site of the movie and checking it out for yourself. It’s shot on film and is one of the better indie horror movies I’ve seen in a while. Director Jeff Wedding and company do a great job here.
– Behind The Scenes Documentary
– Still Gallery
Quality of Transfer: 95%