Abigail (2023) – Movie Review/Summary

In a rather simple horror-esque movie, a young man finds himself hesitant to befriend a new girl, and it seems he should have followed his instincts.


Community Rating: 75% (2 votes)

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In a rather simple horror-esque movie, a young man finds himself hesitant to befriend a new girl, and it seems he should have followed his instincts.

Film Summary

 

In 1976, in Huntsville, Alabama, Abigail and her mother, Eve, have recently arrived in the rather rural area and Abigail is searching for a friend. The prickly Lucas ends up becoming her friend, even boyfriend, despite how often he originally pushed her away due to thinking she was a goody two shoes.

However, the more he comes to learn about Abigail, the more her realizes there is a darkness in her.

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“Title Card,” Abigail, directed by Melissa Vitello, 2023, (Dark Star Pictures)

Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member.

Abigail

Ava Cantrell as Abigail Cole and Tren Reed-Brown as Lucas Wright
“Ava Cantrell as Abigail Cole and Tren Reed-Brown as Lucas Wright,” Abigail, directed by Melissa Vitello, 2023, (Dark Star Pictures)

Abigail is a young girl who claims she hasn’t previously had friends and seems to have an uneasy relationship with her mother.

Eve

Herione Lynch as Eve
“Herione Lynch as Eve,” Abigail, directed by Melissa Vitello, 2023, (Dark Star Pictures)

Eve is Abigail’s mother who pushes the idea that Abigail’s father, her ex, is abusive, hence them moving from California to Alabama.

Lucas

Lucas is a local to Huntsville who, since his dad left, has been showing major teen angst due to his mom being very flirtatious, a former friend becoming a bully, and just a feeling of lack of control.

Review


Community Rating: 75% (2 votes)


Our Rating: Mixed (Divisive)

On The Fence

It’s Watchable But Not Exciting

There isn’t really a notable hook when it comes to “Abigail.” It is hinted Lucas could be gay, and considering his bully was a friend until only recently, it does push the need to wonder if Lucas or the other boy tried to explore feelings and things went awry. However, something as interesting as that isn’t tapped into.

The same goes for why Lucas’ dad left, the meaning behind the symbol Abigail has on this necklace she gives Lucas, and unfortunately, anything that could trigger intrigue is sidestepped. So, while you do get a horror movie with people dying, curse words flying, and things like that, there isn’t that special something here that stands out.

All you get with “Abigail” is teen angst from Lucas, a sweet girl with a dark side from Abigail, and a bunch of people who get killed for getting in the way of what Abigail has planned for or with Lucas.

Who Is This For?

Those who enjoy indie horror movies without excessive gore and/or aren’t built upon anything religious or supernatural. Instead, you just get people a bit off kilter murdering people for daring to disturb their peace and joy.

General Information

Director(s)

Melissa Vitello

Screenplay By

Gunnar E. Garrett Jr.

Based On Work By

N/A

Date Released

December 5, 2023

How To Watch

Video On Demand

Genre(s)

Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Young Adult

Film Length

88 Minutes

Content Rating

Not Rated

Noted Characters and Cast

Abigail Cole

Ava Cantrell

Lucas Wright

Tren Reed-Brown

Eve

Hermione Lynch

Content Rating Explanation

  • Dialog: Cursing Throughout (Like Derogatory Terms)
  • Violence: Murder with the depiction of blood but no gore
  • Sexual Content: None
  • Miscellaneous: Smoking and drinking

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Abigail (2023) – Movie Review

Summary

While “Abigail” has no major or notable flaws, it also lacks a hook. The story and characters don’t go as far as needed, the violence is tame compared to its peers, and the villain, or villains, depending on how you look at it, don’t bring the kind of oomph required to get you excited or scared.

Overall
75%
75%
  • It’s Watchable But Not Exciting - 75%
    75%

Highlight(s)

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Disputable

  • It’s Watchable But Not Exciting

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