Happily-married and expecting a child very soon with his wife, Mike has finally reached a point in his life where he feels satisfied. The one dark spot of Mike's life is his friend Chris, who suffers from methamphetamine addiction. In a last ditch effort to save his best friend Chris, Mike forcefully detains him in an abandoned cabin on the edge of an Indian reservation, hoping the cold turkey approach will do the trick in ridding him of his addiction. This attempt to save his friend's life takes an unexpected turn when ominous threats begin to surface from all angles. Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead's Resolution is meta-examination of the current state of the horror genre that routinely spurs audience expectations. Taking place in the middle of nowhere, Resolution creates an ominous atmosphere, instilling a sense of isolation and the prospect of danger from every turn. From the homeless men living in the mysterious cave, to the junkies out to collect from Chris, Resolution plays with the viewers perceptions as to who the real threat of this story is. Voyeuristic photography only aids in this sense of dread, routinely using perspectives that imply that Chris and Mike are being watched by someone or something. Bound to frustrate some viewers, Resolution becomes a film interested in deconstructing the horror genre through a meta-approach, confronting the viewer's notion of what makes up a satisfactory conclusion to a horror film. Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead's Resolution is a well-crafted, surprisingly funny indie horror film intent on raising interesting questions about the current state of the horror ending as it pertains to expectations and satisfactory finales.
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