Runtime: 89 minutes
Maiko and her friends go to 'Suicide Forest' to find out the truth about what happened to her mother, when things start to become more and more distorted.
Steven R Monroe, director of I Spit on Your Grave 2010 and End of the World 2013, pulls it out of the bag with another brilliant Syfy produced TV film. I believe I have said previously, that the films made by Syfy tend to have a hit or miss attitude. They fall into one or two categories - So bad they are good, or so bad they are really bad... This film definitely falls into the first category. The film incorporates what is known to scare from the foreign (Korean and Japanese) horrors (like The Ring), and American Horror stereotype (group of teenagers, scary places and mysterious disappearances or deaths) to make a fairly decent horror. I wouldn't say it was a 'hide-behind-the-pillow' sort of film, but definitely had some freaky going-ons that made me want to watch it all the way through.
Kaitlyn Leeb plays Maiko (previous work for Leeb includes Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings and Total Recall), and she is accompanied on the trip by Amber (Cassi Thomson), Kyle (Graham Wardle) and Terry (Dejan Loyola from Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief).
Kaitlyn stole the film for me, her acting was really something else. I wouldn't be surprised to see her go on to bigger and better things in the future. I'm not saying the other actors weren't up to scratch, all four of the main cast gave really good performances, just that Leeb outshone them all.
For anyone that is a fan of horrors, I definitely recommend you watch this one. Look out for it, Grave Halloween, on Syfy UK.