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Suspended Animation (review)

What can you say about a film in which cannibalistic sisters in a cabin in the middle of the Michigan nowhere catching their latest meal is merely the beginning? Hollywood animator Tom Kempton (Alex McArthur) gets separated from his friends during a snowmobiling vacation and ends up trussed up as a tasty snack for Vanessa Boulette (Laura Esterman) and her Annie Wilkes-wannabe sibling, Ann (Sage Allen). He survives, needless to say, and then it really gets silly: poorly conceived, badly acted, and with nowhere to go but down from its strenuously over-the-top kickoff, for all director John Hancock thinks it’s a new pinnacle in sophisticated psychological horror.


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MPAA: not rated

viewed at home on a small screen

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