Spiral | Ad-Free and Uncut | SHUDDER

One of the recent films appearing on Amazon Prime’s Shudder is the horror film called Spiral.

A same-sex couple and their daughter move to a small town where they are hoping to live happily. However, the town is not as idyllic as they thought. One of the couple, Malik (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman), had lived in the town before and had suffered a traumatic event as a young boy.

Malik had been uneasy about the town, but his husband Aaron (Ari Cohen) told him he was overreacting and that everything was going to be okay.

Unfortunately, it was not going to be okay.

There was some good suspense in Spiral and what exactly was happening was nicely hidden in the uncertainty of the situation. It seemed as if Malik may have been imagining some of it because of his past trauma and it felt like a nightmare scenario.

I have to say though that the ending of the film was shocking and disturbing for sure. The final few scenes were unbelievably creepy.

Lochlyn Munro, Hall Cooper on the TV show Riverdale, plays a superiorly creepy villain and he does a very solid job of it.

Another good watch for this time of year, Spiral has that Get Out feel to it. While it is not at that level, this is a good film for October.

3.5 stars 

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