I am afraid of heights, and Fall played upon that dramatically. I can only imagine that it would have been so much worse had I been watching this in an IMAX theater instead of at home on my own TV screen. Fall came out on Vudu this week and I got a chance to see it.

The synopsis from Rotten Tomatoes said, “For best friends Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and Hunter (Virginia Gardner), life is all about conquering fears and pushing limits. But after they climb 2,000 feet to the top of a remote, abandoned radio tower, they find themselves stranded with no way down. Now Becky and Hunter’s expert climbing skills will be put to the ultimate test as they desperately fight to survive the elements, a lack of supplies, and vertigo-inducing heights in this adrenaline-fueled thriller costarring Jeffrey Dean Morgan.”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed in the synopsis, but he only appears in a few scenes, a couple at the beginning and one at the very end. Grace Caroline Currey and Virginia Gardner are not the names that Jeffrey Dean Morgan is, but they do a top notch job carries 95% of the movie, including most of the film stranded in a single location. While there were some moments in the story that stretched credulity, the tension was off the charts and the ending was fantastic.

There were so many shocking moments that caused a whole lot of anxiety, much the same way that the fear of heights does. There were several times that I verbally spoke out loud while watching the film. It did a great job of building the level of anxiousness.

The opening scene was also tremendous, presenting the tone of the film right off the bat.

Fall is a film where the situation is the most important, and yet the actors do an admirable job of providing their characters with depth amid the horror happening around them. Fall was a tough watch, but one that was absolutely worth it.

4 stars

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