A married couple (Maggie Q, Luke Hemsworth) are enjoying their stay on a remote island off the coast of Thailand when they wake up one morning absurdly hungover with no memory of the previous night. They find footage on his camera that appears to show him murdering and burying his wife. With 24 hours until the next ferry and a typhoon threatening the island, they attempt to reconstruct the night’s events and become ensnared in a tangled web of mystery, black magic, and murder.
This is director Darren Lynn Bousman’s (Saw 2-4, Repo The Genetic Opera) newest outing. It starts with a gut punch and keeps the momentum going for almost the entire thing. It ends on a note that seems predictable when you get there, but the journey takes many twists along the way. We have an unreliable narrator and a lot of paranoia that carry us on a tense thrill ride.
The scenery, the acting, the visuals, and the atmosphere are wonderful. It was filmed entirely in Thailand and it gives it that foreign and uncomfortable flavor for the viewer. The mystery continues to grow and the bits of info we get along the way just continue to paint it in a stranger color. This is a film that’s best to go into blind and just let it do its thing.
“Death of Me” is now streaming on Netflix.
‘Til Next Time, Mike Cleopatra