Curve Movie Info:.
Curve is a 2015 American horror thriller film directed by Iain Softley. It stars Julianne Hough and Teddy Sears. It was produced by Jason Blum for his Blumhouse Productions banner. Wikipedia
Initial release: October 6, 2015 (USA)
Director: Iain Softley.
Running time: 1h 26m.
Music composed by: Edward Shearmur.
Screenplay: Lee Patterson, Kimberly Lofstrom Johnson.
Movie Reviews :.
Mallory (Hough) is travelling alone, cross-country en route to her own wedding. Given that she seems to be having second thoughts about the whole thing, it’s unsurprising that she decides to take the canyon-side scenic route. Along the way, her car breaks down – leading to her meeting with enigmatic hiker Christian (Sears).
Christian’s an affable kind of guy, walking the mountains on an annual trek in respect of his late father. As thanks, Mallory offers him a lift which, after a little prodding, he duly accepts. With the pair heading for a break at a rest stop a few minutes down the road, the situation takes a dark turn as Christian reveals that he isn’t so friendly after all…
In fact, he’s a serial murderer – and he intends to take Mallory to the (long abandoned) rest stop so that he can have his sadistic way with her.
Seeing no other option, Mallory takes the initiative and drives her vehicle straight off the edge of the cliff. Trapped in the wreckage, and failing in her mission to kill Christian through vehicular homicide, Mallory is forced to endure a number of days inside the upturned wreck, battling hunger, the elements… and Christian, who returns on occasion to play with his new toy.
Curve gets off to a good start, with an absorbing opening act that truly delivers The Hitcher-type chills when Christian’s true face is revealed. Teddy Sears is great in these moments, letting the threatening nature of his antagonist suddenly slash through the veneer with unsettling relish. It’s a compelling build-up, punctuated by the car’s crash into the unknown.