Hangman 2015 Film Review

Review by Kuri James

Hangman is a Story full of Suspense With A Number Of Very Spooky Scenes And Images That Will Give You The Goose Bumps

Hangman is a 2015 British horror and thriller film, directed by Adam Mason, and co-written by Mason and Simon Boyes.

Aaron Miller (Jeremy Sisto) and his wife Beth (Kate Ashfield) go on vacation with their two kids Marley and Max played by real-life siblings Ryan Simpkins and Ty Simpkins (from Jurassic World). When they get home, they find that their household has been wrecked and vandalized with the culprit leaving behind such gruesome souvenirs as a hanging mannequin. After cleaning up the mess they continue with their lives, shaking off the feeling of being violated. But little do they know the nightmare has just begun.

 Kwa bahati mbaya jamani, they fail to realize that the culprit, the Hangman (Eric Michael Cole) hasn’t left and is still within the premises.  He has set up base in a small crook of the home’s roof space, and positioned cameras all over the house. (Wait a damn moment how can you fail to see the tiniest changes in your house? Like black spots on the corner walls?) While watching the family, he plays naughty pranks and sabotages relationships – this lunatic, sickening as he is, backwashes (makohozi yuuuuuuuck) into their orange juice.

A found footage film on a horror story is the first I’ve seen I watched till the end to see how everything would play out, I wasn’t disappointed, that was definitely a successfully scary spin on found-footage horror. The downside to Hangman was its predictability, the dull killer and as I pointed out in other horror film reviews: the lack of strong characters that the viewer can attach with, and have his/her fingers crossed for, to survive.

Otherwise I enjoyed the movie and I would gladly give a rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

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