Hostile (2017)

A creature from the wasteland
A creature from the wasteland

In a post-apocalyptic world a woman (Brittany Ashworth) crashes her truck, breaks her leg and must survive the night as a creature menacingly lurks outside.

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Okay, whether you like this movie or not will probably depend upon how much you are interested in the many flashbacks that reveal the heroine’s relationship with her lover in pre-apocalypse times.

I actually found the flashbacks concerning the burgeoning romance interesting, though they do take up a great deal of the running time (SPOILER) …and the romance does relate to the plot twist at the end.

Weird being!
Weird being!

The non-flashback section of the film is handled like a contained horror-thriller, with the protagonist stuck in her overturned vehicle for the duration of the movie.

Trapped in her truck
Trapped in her truck…
In a land where mutants lurk
…in a land where mutants lurk

Creature-wise, I liked the look of the beings that populate the wasteland: hairless, scrawny humanoids with deformed heads.

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2 thoughts on “Hostile (2017)

  1. I thought HOSTILE featured an interesting enough story premise, decent visual design and performances, and some engaging claustrophobic terror/suspense. The lingering impression is that the ending was unsatisfying, a common enough lament, as endings are the hardest thing to nail. I can attest to that from storytelling experience. But I did leave HOSTILE live in my library queue, indicating that I thought enough of it on first look to facilitate subsequent screenings.

    Now you’ve re-engaged my attention to it, so I may have to take another look soon.

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  2. I think the makers thought the revelation about the identity of who that creature used to be was enough to make it a memorable ending.

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