Till Death wasn’t a movie that I would have normally watched. That’s mostly because I don’t normally watch Netflix original movies. A friend kept recommending it to me and I kept forgetting because I don’t use Netflix all that much, but this November they’ve been putting out stuff that interests me. So, after being reminded one last time I added it to my watchlist, which kept it fresh in my mind. I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would originally, and at 90 minutes it’s pretty short.
Till Death was directed by S.K. Dale. It was written by Jason Carvey. This is the first thing I’ve seen from either of the people behind the movie. It was S.K. Dale’s directorial debut, and for his debut he shows a lot of skill.
Till Death stars Megan Fox, Eoin Macken, Callan Mulvey, Jack Roth, and Aml Ameen. This is really Megan Fox’s movie. Not only is she the central character but most of the movie is just her. Outside of one scream, which seemed stiff and awkward, she carries the movie with ease. She plays off of all of the other people in the film in interesting way. The difference in her performance when she’s interacting with Eoin Macken to the difference with Aml Ameen makes you feel everything.
The plot centers on Emma Webster as she struggles with her relationships. She is in a controlling marriage with a man that was her lawyer after she survived a brutal attack. On the eve of their anniversary, they go to their lake house during the winter. The next night Mark kills himself after handcuffing himself to Emma. She has to struggle to survive Mark’s twisted game along with the elements.
The music was done by Walter Mair. His score helps sell the urgency as well as the atmosphere as a whole. The costume design in the movie is key, definitely one piece that I will keep vague as to not spoil anything. The set is bleak, which helps sell the predicament that Emma finds herself in. There’s also CG used throughout and sometimes it’s pretty noticeable but for the most part it isn’t something that stands out.
Till Death is a good movie, but I felt like it fell into some of the same things that made for TV movies would fall in to. I feel like Megan Fox should get more roles because of the strength of her performance in her role as Emma. You can watch Till Death on Netflix. I give Till Death 7 steel necklaces out of 10.