3 Thoughts After Watching ‘What Keeps You Alive’:
Was that a breath I heard before the credits rolled?
It was an entertaining film that was bogged down by the main character (Jules) making constant, incredibly-dumb decisions. Hiding IN PLAIN SIGHT in the woods. Struggling to break free when she’s tied to a bed, but not a damn thing when she’s left unbound in a room by herself. Having a million chances to kill Jackie, but finally decides to do it covertly. Driving back to the woods in the first place. All frustrating to a significant fault.
The twist at the end was cool albeit a bit predictable. But how would she ever expect Jackie to take the medicine before looking at the laptop? The order of events there was kind of a stretch.
Bonus Thought: That creepy song was creepily catchy.
A couple of silly plot contrivances aside, this is an effective little thriller that keeps you on your toes.
Hated everybody. The neighbors were ok, the protagonists were just plain stupid and unlikeable.
intense movie. from start to end. really nice work, but something was missing. i dont know what exactly. anyway suprising and strong movie.
1 / 2 directing & technical aspect1 / 1 story1 / 1 act I1 / 1 act II.5 / 1 act III1 / 1 acting1 / 1 writing0 / 1 originality0 / 1 stays with you
0 / 1 misc
6.5 out of 10
Well, if you're looking for your typical serial killer film this is one of them.
I say typical, because when It comes to serial killer films this one has almost all the tropes the others have, one it doesn't have though and that the film fails to go deeper is the trauma that led this clinical psychopath to become a killer, sure part of it it's biological, but most psychopaths aren't killers, otherwise, the world would be a lot worse than already is.
Also, one thing that really bothered me was the 'fake ending' in the first act, I mean, to those who have seen a lot of films, you're not surprising anyone by doing that.
Despite how much the film tried to surprised us in the end, if you are one of those people who pay close attention to all the details, you already knew how it would end up for our killer.
I feel like this story could be written by any amateur writer to be honest.
What I really thought that was good was the performance by Brittany Allen as "Jules", after this film, I really am going to watch more things from her.
this one look's good very good actress in this movie of horror genre :) I will complet this comment after watching it :)
Pretty brutal little survivor/revenge flick. The third act is contrived, but the second half is wild. Worth a watch.
I think it's been done before but I liked this movie. The visuals are great and the acting is believable.
Well that was a wacko film and i liked it and the ending was a little unrealistic because I doubt what happened would happen but i enjoyed the ending and good performance from both women.
Like the weird kid at the party you get stuck in a conversation with who just keeps getting more random.
What Keeps You Alive is apparently a lot of WTF that becomes WTF-ier as time drags on. At least there were some unpredictable turns that kept me on the line.
Anderson and Allen are decent enough actors, but everything else about this movie was either cliche, heavy-handed or plodding. I can't imagine how so many people rated this a 6.
Hannah Anderson is just the perfect actress for the role of serial killer