(Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom, et al / DVD / R / 2014 / Revolver Entertainment)
Overview: Recently widowed Audrey Barker moves to the Welsh countryside in a last ditch effort to get back on her feet after a failed suicide attempt. From the first few nights, she hears unexplainable noises coming from the living room and from a locked-off attic. She soon realizes the cottage she s renting is haunted; her presence has awakened a dormant spirit.
DVD Verdict: In what was obviously created, and shot to give the feeling of an old, traditional British supernatural movie, 'Soulmate' isn't half bad. Sure not everything works, but what does work works very well. A lonely creepiness is brought forth and allows the acting to breathe; as opposed to become swallowed up by the story line and the what-could-have-been tacky, low budget special effects.
A tale about loss, discovery, and self-awareness, 'Soulmate' features some incredible acting performances, none more so than lead lady, Anna Walton (A Girl And A Gun) herself. She brings that dreaded sense of thrilled horror, the what-will-happen-next scenario to each and every shot just perfectly. Sure, once the movie gets going, the plot assembled, one has to incorporate a certain suspension of disbelief, but the film is so beautifully shot that you kind of allow those moments to waft over you.
A low budget film that makes the most of the atmospheric, and simply stunning locations (the cinematography is by Sara Deane and set in Powys, Wales), 'Soulmate's Gothic atmosphere is truly something to behold. And lest we forget the other cast members: Tom Wisdom (300, The Boat That Rocked), Tanya Myers (Oranges and Sunshine, Control) and Nick Brimble (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, 7Lives), and Anubis the dog in her feature film debut! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Shorts from Director Axelle Carolyn: Halloween Kid and The Last Post
Interview with Axelle Carolyn