Closer to God (2014) Movie Review

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2014 | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
81 minutes /

User Score: 65/100

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Closer to God Review


A genetic scientist successfully clones the first human being, a baby girl named Elizabeth, but his work is soon threatened by a dark secret, a secret that threatens to destroy everything and everyone precious to him.

Closer to God (2014) is a science fiction, thriller horror movie that was filmed in several locations in Tennessee. Director, executive producer and writer Billy Senese (Tucked Away (2007), The Suicide Tapes (2010), Intruder (2011)) did an okay job overall directing his first full-length movie. Billy did a good job building up the tension in the movie and an awesome job with the ending of the movie. I love how the director touched on certain subjects (religion, science, philosophy, cloning, etc.) but disliked that he did not elaborate on those subjects. The movie is slow paced but the tension builds up in this dark drama makes you anxious to see more. There are so many emotions flowing in this movie that it is hard not to connect to at least one of the characters. This movie is not for horror fans that like to watch a movie that contains action, suspense and jump scares.

Closer to God is about Victor (Jeremy Childs - The Last Castle (2001), Country Strong (2010), Prism (2007)) is a genetic scientist. Victor has cloned a little human girl that he named Elizabeth, who reminds me of Frankenstein. She was born via c-section with no one knowing of her existence because she was made up from several anonymous gene donors. Victor believes that there is nothing wrong with cloning and what he is doing is totally right. He knows that his experiment (Elizabeth) can go wrong, so he keeps her in the hospital to closely monitor her. His secret is soon known, and Victor is in a heap load of trouble with the majority of the people including government agencies and religious groups. He did the only thing he can think of and took Elizabeth to his beautiful home that his family also resides.

The director did a splendid job bringing us great creepy horror moments when they do occur which is very little. The cinematography, shots, sound effects, and special effects were nicely done. I wish that the movie answered the points that it mentioned in the movie. I would watch this movie again although I gave it a five because it was an interesting watch for a rainy day.


About Closer to God 2014

Title: Closer to God
Year: 2014
Runtime: 81 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.2/5 stars from 17 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 17
Starring: Andy Hull, David Alford, Denice Hicks, John Schuck, Marin Miller, Rebecca Lines, Greg Wilson, Flint Adam, Brinn Daniels, Sheyla Paz Hicks, Erin Ramsey, Sara Ray, Grace Zimmerman, Matt Arnold, Janet Duensing, Piper Hoppe, Mike Reeves, Evan Taylor Williams, Skye Arnold, Felix Eckhardt, May Hwen, Dave Rich, Warren Quandt, Colleen Barton, Lisa Ensminger, Andy Kanies, Beau Rogers, Ansleigh Rogers, Jaycen Blackburn, Keenan Evans
Writers: Billy Senese
Director: Billy Senese