US (dir. George Bessudo)
Cast: Adair Tishler, Drew Sidora, Flynn Beck, Henry Hudson, Jack Donner, Jamie Anne Allman, Jamie Brown, Kelly Hu, Nick Heyman, Ryan Coughlin, Sam Sarpong, Steven Webber, William Lee Scott
Synopsis: Farmhouse is a psychological thriller set in the modern day mid-west. We follow a young couple as they leave their everyday lives behind and head out to a new beginning; starting over from scratch. After becoming stranded in an isolated Wine Vineyard in the middle of nowhere, the young couple is forced to face the secrets they’re running from, all the while trying to escape the malicious intent of the Vineyard’s mysterious inhabitants.
Review: This movie is just so beyond depressing; it actually just enters the land of absolute bleakness. In fact, I had to look up the word “depressing” to find more words that sum up this movie… and the words to describe “Farmhouse” include: black, bleak, daunting, dejecting, disheartening, dismal, dispiriting, distressing, dreary, funereal, gloomy, heartbreaking, hopeless, joyless, melancholic, melancholy, mournful, oppressive, sad, saddening, somber. I think “dismal” is the best one by far. With “dreary” as a close second. My god is this movie ever dismal. It opens up with a funeral, just to decieve you into thinking the movie cannot get any more depressing, and then it just takes the downwards escalator into dreary-town with a stopover in melancholy-ville. Basically “Farmhouse” is the story of a seemingly happy couple suffering through an unfortuante gambling debt (in excess of a quarter million dollars) and the misfortune of having an epiletic child. After the death of the child, the couple plans to start over… or so they think. What follows is a decent into literal hell, as the young couple is tortured psychologically and physically. Let me just sum up the torture scenes by saying I’ve never seen a cheese grater used as a torture device, but now that I know, I will never look at greated cheese the same way. And then just when you start breaking your heart over this poor unfortunate couple, you learn their dark secret. And by god, this secret was worth waiting for. And on top of that… you get a TWIST ending! Like come on! This movie is awesome! And it got progressively awesomer! Go see this!