Till Death

A new movie starring Megan Fox and Eoin Macken, Till Death is an exquisite horror flick.


Kalie Campbell-Moline

Meagan Fox plays the main character “Emma” in Till Death.

Is the love unrequited? No. Definitely not…that. 

Like a forgotten anniversary, Till Death marries fear and isolation through the use of clever cinematography and audio juxtaposition, giving viewers a scare even after they’re gone.

To begin, Till Death establishes Emma (Megan Fox) and Mark’s (Eoin Macken) tumultuous relationship, seeding animosity between the two and expanding upon the complex dynamics of a relationship born out of scandal and trauma. The camera follows the couple to a secluded lake house as they attempt to reignite the spark of their relationship on its 11th anniversary. However, when Emma finds herself alone yet still burdened by the weight of her failed marriage, she vows to survive to the proverbial, bitterly cold, end. #finalgirlmaterial

 As with most relationships, viewers are drawn to Till Death because it houses a myriad of green flags from the get-go: Megan Fox, a concise and well-paced story, retro cinematographic techniques, deliberate dialogue, Megan Fox again—all the makings of a carefully crafted horror movie. Most prominently, the film features the cinematographic flair of The Shining (particularly when using split-focus diopter shots to generate dramatic irony) while leaving audiences with bated breath by making careful use of sound—every noise, especially those originating from unseen areas, is relevant to the plot. This special attention to detail submerges viewers into Emma’s fear, gradually increasing tension. Additionally, Till Death continues its engagement to continuity by killing off plot holes left and right; the story is cohesive and neat. However, even the best relationships have rocky patches.

This movie has excellent pacing for the majority of its run time but felt aimless for a bit in the beginning of the third act. Otherwise, Till Death was thoroughly enjoyable.

So, even though it drags (it’s a real pun, promise) for a bit toward the end, there’s no need for one to break things off with Till Death. Well, unless divorce just really isn’t an option. No one likes to be trapped…