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2015 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
76 minutes /

User Score: 50/100

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Pod Review


A family intervention goes horrifically awry within the snowy confines of an isolated lake house.

Pod (2015) is an American mystery thriller horror movie that I was anticipating to see after I saw the trailer. The trailer was nicely done and contains scenes that encourage viewers to see the film. The scenery from the trailer was a phenomenal view for me, and that was one treat that also made me want to see the movie. Director, executive producer and writer Mickey Keating (Ritual (2013), Ultra Violence (2011), Darling (2015)) did an amazing job shooting the movie in Maine, USA. I would love to see this director bring more movies to us that are original and does not have the same premises as other films. I gave this movie a six because it was an entertaining watch, and I will see it again.

Pod revolves around Ed (Dean Cates - You, Only Better… (2010), Ritual (2013), Two-Bit Waltz (2014)), his sister Lyla and brother Martin ( Brian Morvant) in a remote cabin. Ed and Lyla (Lauren Ashley Carter - Premium Rush (2012), The Woman (2011), Jug Face (2013), Waiting Room (2008)) went to visit Martin in their secluded family cabin. Martin is a veteran and is known to have a history of mental instability. Ed and Lyla did not believe Martin when he kept telling them about a military conspiracy, the pod he has captured and that he has a transmitter in his teeth. Ed tried to talk to Martin and tell him that it all makes no sense, and it is not real while Lyla cries all over the place like a child. I was captivated with the movie from the first few minutes. Martin’s (Brian Morvant - Winter’s Tale (2014), The Grid (2013), The Big Bad (2011)In Montauk (2012)) paranoia might just be too real. Martin convinced his siblings a tiny bit after he showed them the scratches he received from fighting with the monster. Ed and Lyla decide there is only one way to figure out if Martin is telling the truth, and that is to see the pod for themselves. Are Lyla and Ed ready to face the torturing truth?

I am glad I got a chance to see Pod because it was everything I expected it to be - it was an entertaining treat with fantastic photographed exterior shots. I will watch this movie again to enjoy more of the thrills, chills and, of course, the breathtaking sceneries. I enjoyed the claustrophobic monster thrills, snowy landscape, sets, and sound effects. Cinematographer Mac Fisken did a fantastic job capturing the shots beautifully. The bad: Lauren Ashley Carter cried way too much in this movie where it came to the point that I wanted her gone, exiled. Brian Morvant and Dean Cates did a good job with their performances although they overacted in some scenes. The movie did feel like one of those "Cabin in the Woods" type movies at some points. I was disappointed the monster/pod was not shown much; it was shown but very briefly with dim lights.

About Pod 2015

Title: Pod
Year: 2015
Runtime: 76 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 16 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 16
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Larry Fessenden, Brian Morvant, John Weselcouch, Lauren Ashley Carter, Dean Cates, Forrest McClain
Writers: Mickey Keating
Director: Mickey Keating