The Resort

“The Resort” is a 2021 horror film directed by Taylor Chien and starring Bianca Haase, Brock O’Hurn, and Michael Vlamis. In the film, four friends decide to explore an abandoned resort on an island, only to discover it is home to an evil presence that begins to terrorize them.

The movie starts with an introduction of the four main characters: Lex (Haase), Derringer (O’Hurn), Josh (Vlamis), and Holly (Michelle Randolph). In search of adventure and a chance to escape their mundane lives, the group visits an abandoned resort on a nearby island.

As soon as they arrive at the resort, they realize something is wrong. The eerie atmosphere and unsettling sounds quickly set the scene for a horror movie. A hidden underground bunker that holds a dark secret is discovered as the group explores the abandoned resort.

A great deal of tension is built throughout the movie by the filmmakers. As the horror elements are introduced and gradually ramped up, the audience is kept on edge of their seats. Excellent cinematography makes great use of the isolated island setting to create a sense of dread and unease.

Haase and O’Hurn deliver particularly strong performances as likable and well-acted characters. Aside from the chemistry between the actors, the relationship dynamics between the characters add depth to the story.

The practical effects in the film are impressive, and the monster design is truly terrifying. Throughout the movie, the presence of the creature is felt, and the presence is always accompanied by a feeling of dread.

The pacing of the film feels a bit slow at times, even though it excels at building tension and suspense. There may be some viewers who do not like the movie’s slow build-up to the horror elements. There are also moments where the dialogue feels a bit forced, and some of the character’s motivations seem a bit unrealistic.

“The Resort” is a solid horror film that delivers on its promise of scares and suspense. This isn’t a game-changer for the genre, but it is an entertaining and effective horror film. The performances, cinematography, and practical effects are all excellent, and the filmmakers do a great job building tension and creating a sense of unease. It’s definitely worth checking out if you like horror movies.