Another (2014) Movie Review
Another (2014) is an American fantasy horror science fiction movie made on a low budget. Director and writer Jason Bognacki (The White Face (2010), The Red Door (2008), Loma Lynda: The Red Door (2008)) did an amazing job executing this movie with his personal experiences. Jason filmed this movie with his wife Aline and a crew that consists of his family members. This movie was beautifully done because the director experienced sleepwalking and night terrors and included his personal feelings into the movie. The movie was delayed with production because Aline became pregnant and had to stop working towards the ending of her pregnancy. Newborn baby Bognacki made a guest appearance as Baby Jordyn (Leone Sergio Bognacki) in the movie. Another will stay with you for days after seeing the movie and will send chills up your spine every time you think about it disregarding all the loose ends and plot holes. Another contains suspense, covens, frightening scenes, gore, blood bath, tension, slow motion scenes, a little dialogue, witches and curses.
The movie starts off showing us some guys in black robes that are doing some sort of satanic ritual to a newborn baby in a cave. Another is about a young girl named Jordyn (Ana Paula Redding - Dorothy and the Witches of Oz (2012), Folklore (2012), The Last Resort (2009)) who started to experience a series of strange things following her 18th birthday party. Her 18th birthday party is one that her friend will not forget because her Aunt Ruth (Nancy Wolfe - Steel (1997), The Attic Expeditions (2001), Helter Skelter (1976)) stabbed herself in the stomach and tried to disembowel herself but failed. Jordyn experiences a series of nightmares and wakes in places that she cannot remember how she got there. Jordyn became confused and starts to think that her life that she is living may not be her own life but someone elses. She started to question herself about if she is really doing certain things or if she is just dreaming. Jordyn learns from her Aunt Ruth about her bloodline and her family. She learns that she is from a family with a dark and powerful—that is effecting her in a bad way.
Jordyn’s learns that her mother (Maria Olsen - Folklore (2012), Embers of the Sky (2010), Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)) is alive and not dead as she has known her to be. She has hallucinations where she comes into contact with a demon-like cloaked figure and is taken over by an evil entity. She would find herself walking the street with her sleeping clothes and once being intimate with her co-worker from the pharmacy she works at.
Another has awesome camera effects, nice use of colors with fantastic backgrounds and a horror soundtrack mix that went well with the movie. There was way too much flashing lights that got annoying after a while. The movie got too loud when it came down to all the screaming. It was confusing for me to differentiate between what was real with Jordyn’s life and when she was hallucinating. Horror fans who likes horror and gore - blood fest, you will like this movie if you see it to the end because only then will you understand what the whole movie is about and it makes sense. With all said - I cannot wait to see more movies from this upcoming director because he truly has a lot of potential in him to give horror fans what they truly crave. One of the scenes that stuck in my head was the clock that kept on blinking 6:66.
About Another (2014)
Starring: Maria Olsen, Paulie Redding, David Landry, Lillian Pennypacker, Michael St. Michaels, Nancy Wolfe
Director: Jason Bognacki
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