A BAD BLIND DECISION
In Coffin Rock (Glasson, 2009) Jessie and Rob Willis have been trying to conceive a child for approximately 15 months but without success. The process requires them to visit a fertility clinic. Out of frustration Jessie hits the bar one night and has a bit too many to drink. Her drinking leads to a bad decision, that was good at the time, and that’s to have sex with a much younger man named Evan.
From this quick encounter, Jessie ends up pregnant. Jessie’s husband Rob thinks it’s his and the treatments have worked. Jessie fears it’s Evans due to Rob and her not being able to conceive. Evan soon finds out about the pregnancy and his already obsession with Jessie turns to a more deadly obsession. Moreso towards those Jessie know than to Jessie. But it’s not long before Evan’s violence is turned on Jessie herself.
WORTH THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS
Coffin Rock is a psychological thriller that will keep the audience wondering until the very end. In the manner in which the actors delivered their lines the viewer might think they were given free rein on what to say. But of all the characters, Evan (Sam Paronson, Hacksaw Ridge) was the most compelling. From the first appearance of Evan, it was evident he would be trouble. There is one particular scene that makes everything clear as to the mental instability and danger that is Evan.
Hulu, for some reason, has this listed under the following genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller. It’s a drama and definitely can be labeled as a thriller. As for horror, it was at first thought incorrect until the definition of the word makes it clear:
an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust (dictionary.com).
This is one of those movies in which the viewer will have to watch something very light afterward if they wish to have a peaceful night’s sleep.
Be forewarned there is some animal abuse within the film, but the act is not shown, only the end result, which can be just as disturbing. However, this known knowledge should not deter anyone from viewing what can be classified as a movie to be watched and shared among those who enjoy intense movies such as this.
COFFIN ROCK – 2009 – 92 MINUTES – DIRECTOR: RUPERT GLASSON – COUNTER OF ORIGIN: AUSTRALIA – STREAMING: HULU