After delivering an eviction notice to a mysterious squatter, a young woman is abducted and put under a spell. She awakes to find herself trapped in a cycle of murder, paranoia, and strange encounters, as she tries to break the spell and save her loved ones.
Rows is quite an intriguing little film that is set within a very large and very old farm house. The old house is positioned on the edge of a cornfield, which are naturally, intoxicating and disorientating. This film has layers of mystery, which are revealed as our heroine Rose (Hannah Schick) tried to piece together the clues to break the spell. It is filmed well with some excellent shots that truly capture the suffocation and confusion.
Rows, which was written and directed by David W Warfield, did not capture my attention in anyway. I was left not feeling particularly interested in the story or the characters. It wasn’t my cup of tea because I did find it a little dull, which was only emphasised with lack lustre performances by Schick and Lauren Lakis, who played Rose’s best friend Greta.
Rows was not a film that I could get emotionally involved with because nothing grabbed my attention. It was not scary and even the moments of scissor stabbing action, just left me saying ‘oh well’. It was a great shame to be disappointed because I really want the indie films to succeed.
Words by Amanda Hunt @manders11