Indie Horror Movie Review: All God’s Creatures

by on November 2, 2011

in Entertainment, movie reviews

All God’s Creatures Review

All God's Creatures review

All God’s Creatures is a simple story…  one about a single man’s change of lifestyle after encountering love.  How simple can it be?

The film synopsis reads as follows:

Creature of habit, Jon Smith, spends his days mindlessly working as a barista in New York City. When night falls, this seeming everyman savagely kills “filthy women” as his social outlet. A chance encounter with Delia, a young prostitute searching for an escape from her troubled past, forces Jon to confront the most terrifying thing he has ever faced in all his dark affairs – himself. All God’s Creatures examines the true nature of what it means to be a monster and reveals that love is not only for a chosen few, but for All God’s Creatures.

All God’s Creatures stars Josh Folan (also writer/producer) as Jon, the serial murderer. 

Through the narrative we come to understand Jon’s reasoning, as ill-balanced as it may be.  But as many men know, when a man meets that special woman, things change.  And when Jon meets Delia (Jessica Kaye), something about her stays his hand and they develop a relationship. But during a rough spot in their relationship, he returns to what he knows, his old ways.  But Delia catches him in the act.  To everyone’s surprise, Delia takes it in stride and then asks Jon to kill her incestuous step-father.

It’s a match made in heaven.

Watching All God’s Creatures made me feel like I was watching a Quentin Tarantino spin on Doctor Who.  If you’ve ever seen the classic Doctor Who, things happen in the beginning where scenes are fired off, starting up the story but the delivery of the fragmented information doesn’t necessarily make sense.  But like all good Dr. Who episodes, if you stick it out, you suddenly find yourself wanting to see what happens as the narrative continues.  The beginning had different pieces of the puzzle thrust at you & I had a tough time getting into it but I stuck it out and then found myself being pulled into the story.  I was trapped and had to see it through to the end to see.

In the end, the unlikely pairing of this couple made more sense than I would have believed possible at the front end of the movie.

If Josh Folan’s name sounds vaguely familiar, you may have seen him on     As the World Turns or as Josh, the bartender, on All My Children.  The movie is directed by Ryan Cummings & Frank Licata, and is from Nitty Gritty Studios and can be considered to be a very dark movie.  It doesn’t pull too many punches, so it’s not for the squeamish and though there’s a bit of a love story in there, it ain’t a date movie!

If you want to check out the movie website, you can find it at (www.allgodscreaturesfilm.com) and it’s available on the VOD platform IndieFlix at indieflix.com/film/all-gods-creatures.

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Thanks to Josh for sending me the screener!

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