I finally watched The Barrens (2012) earlier today. Can't believe it eluded me for this long.
Synopsis: Stephen Moyer (True Blood) plays a man who takes his family, somewhat captive, on a camping trip. His son is an angel. His daughter is rebellious and uppity. His wife is loving yet doubtful. He brings them to a very secluded spot to set up camp. He progressively has worse and worse visions and behaves accordingly. Dead bodies and other weird, freaky sites show up. Possible explanations: he's just crazy or he's got rabies. He claims there's an actual monster out there. Is there or isn't there and who will live?
But really, it's all about Allie.
I've beefed up Sureilla to be Shrewsureilla. She'll need it to face off against the Jersey Devil, who thankfully headed to Ontario for filming before returning to Jersey to continue its proper reign of terror. And now for the super serious, highly analytical performance breakdown.
|Lighting up cigarette with a candle. Badass.|
|Waving smoke away. (Yeah, that's gonna work...)|
|Clearing smoke away. (Because that always works).|
|Dysfunctional Stepdaughter of My Dreams|
|Wielding a very sexy, deadly weapon.|
|I think I've found my male-fashion template. The rastacap is pushing it, though.|
|Where's Scott Unfried when you need him?|
|Awesome brother-sister dynamic.|
|What is she so freaked about?|
|Oh, that. Pretty freaky, alright.|
|Showing shoulder in the rain.|
|Phone handling in the rain. Woman on the left wondering why can't she be held like that?|
|When shit gets scary, I get comfortable.|
|Look how comfortable I am, bitches!|
More like Ontario, California than Ontario, Canada. Or more like the Jersey Shore.
|Damn, I had to put back on all those clothes!|
|Taking instructions with laser beam focus. She's got a future as a pro wrestler if she wants it. Shrewsureilla, anyone?|
|And the winner of this year's Sexy While Scared Sweater Wearer Prize.|
|A little wider, please. And tilt your chin up.|