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      The Man in the Trunk

      2019 1h 24m Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for The Man in the Trunk: Trailer 1 List The Man in the Trunk: Trailer 1 The Man in the Trunk: Trailer 1 1:41 View more videos
      Reviews 85% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A man uncovers a dark secret when his old college roommate takes him for a mysterious car ride. Read More Read Less

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      Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter Feeling attenuated despite its brief 84-minute running time, it too often seems like an unnecessarily stretched-out version of the short film it was originally conceived as. Nov 27, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      jackie b Watched this 2022 and I loved it. Great filmmaking with lots of suspense and plot twists. Though this might seem like the usual "I have a man in the trunk" type of film there is supernatural elements to this which made it that much more exciting for me. I highly recommend! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member not a bad movie...not fast paced but it does keep you intrigued. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Total time waste. It drags the story unnecessarily. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/20 Full Review Audience Member Well written suspense, kept you on the edge of your seat and the acting was very good. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I caught this mystery thriller at its limited theater release in Los Angles. I was kept on the edge of my seat through the whole movie and was surprised by the unexpected twist at the end. It's apparent that this movie didn't have a big Hollywood budget, but the production quality is far above what I expected from a super micro-budget independent film. The score was great at setting the tone of the movie, which was consistent throughout. The Villain was quietly evil, which was super creepy. Give it a watch, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member As director and screenwriter Marc Hampson proves with his wonderfully queasy suspense-horror hybrid "The Man In The Trunk," a load of great filmmaking can be achieved with a vast, cold forest, a wistfully eerie musical score, and the increasing ascension of a film director plainly conversant in blurring the lines between blockbuster and indie. Young lawyer Andrew Tucker (played with terrific aplomb by Ace Marrero) and wife Sara (Vanessa Reynolds) are upstairs making a baby when they're visited by Andrew's former college roommate turned cop Erik (Steven Winter). Erik smells bad and looks stricken from head to toe, as if he's just had drinks with the devil himself. He needs Andrew's help, which will require a night drive to destinations unknown. Andrew apparently owns a collegiate history of pulling Erik out of jams, and is clearly still afflicted with that enabler's empathy. So out into the black night they go, where the disturbed Erik reveals that he's got some junk in the trunk of the very human variety. Shovels are procured, and soon we're in the stark and consuming woods, digging a man-sized grave -- just Andrew, Erik, and the man in the trunk. Without giving away all the candy in the store, there's an evolving supernatural element to "The Man In The Trunk" as it builds into an elite and unsettling hostage horror film, continually ratcheted by Hampson's own psychologically disruptive, piano-twinkled score. Arguably few scenarios are as disquieting to the viewer psyche as the abduction plot, and Hampson sweetens that pot with every time-tested ingredient an upper-echelon suspense film requires. In the sum of its parts, "The Man In The Trunk" proves gloriously uncomfortable and claustrophobic as it delivers its compelling squeamishness in droves. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A man uncovers a dark secret when his old college roommate takes him for a mysterious car ride.
      Director
      Marc Hampson
      Producer
      Jennica Schwartzman, Ryan Schwartzman, Mark Landon Smith, Shane Muetzel
      Screenwriter
      Aaron Fairley
      Production Co
      Brotherhood Pictures, Little Brother Films
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 24m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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