A woman is kidnapped and finds herself an unwilling participant in a deadly game where women are hunted by masked men.
Starring: Airlie Doods, Linda Ngo, Ebony Vagulans, and Taylor Ferguson
Written and directed by: Tony D’Aquino
With “The Furies” comes another horror movie where people are hunted down. It opens right in the middle of the action with a girl being chased by a guy with a creepy mask. As usual, she trips and falls with the killer closing in until something a little different happens. No spoilers here, as the audience is then introduced to friends Kayla (Airlie Dodds), and Maddie (Ebony Vagulans). The two friends have an argument at a bad time, and get taken to be a part of this killing game in the middle of nowhere.
Kayla has some weird visions before waking up in a box. When she gets out, she finds herself alone in a dense forest. She immediately starts looking for her friend before she runs into two girls. There’s something wrong with her, so she runs back to the box. She looks for pills to help with her epilepsy, but they’re not there. When looking for something a little different in this story, this is one of them. Her battle with epilepsy is definitely not ideal for the situation and causes some good tension, but also comes in handy.
The girls continue to run and hide from the masked men because they’re certainly not to be messed with for the most part. Some are very brutal and out for blood, and there is plenty of blood spilled by the end of this game. However, the women hold their own, especially Kayla who goes to the extreme at times. There’s another nice twist in the story, which the women figure out, and use to their advantage.
In the end, “The Furies” is another survival of the fittest kind of story. Kayla might not seem like it because of her epilepsy, but she’s motivated to survive and find her friend. She also uses her smarts, as she figures out some of the twists in this story. It’s the little twists that help the story be more than just another game of killing for the hell of it, which would have been fine with me if enough blood and guts were spilled. The ending actually left me wanting a little more…just to see what the next scene would be, but maybe that’s for a sequel. Otherwise, enough blood is spilled here for me to give it 3 pools of blood!