Stars: Charlotte Gordon, Ben Gordon, Laura Mayoral, Cloe Gordon and Francisco Aguirre
|This film was an official selection at the 10th annual International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Phoenix in 2014. Here's an index to my reviews of 2014 films.|
The titles refer to the two threads of the story. One revolves around an awesome looking old horse drawn carriage which mysteriously appears one night at Char's house. She doesn't know where it came from or how it got there, but she laughs about how it's sinister enough to have Dracula inside. Of course, she's a lot closer than she might believe. The other revolves around Char herself, as it's her rather than the thing in the carriage that we see most of. She's Ben's mother and naturally she calls her son to talk about what this carriage might mean; he naturally shows up with his wife and daughter to see it, to film it and... well, to let it take over his mind, apparently. Why else would he wheel his baby daughter in her pram right up to the carriage and retreat to the other end of a long rope? He's clearly using her as bait, but we're never given the reasons as to why. There are a lot of cool visuals here, well framed static shots or neatly edited montages, but there's never much of an attempt at explaining why.