One of Us (2017 Movie)
  • Welcome to the hotel California , oh I mean Farm California , Melanie
  • The owner of the farm is a charming man and great speaker, named Brent who believes in simple living - no phones, no technology just living naturally
  • In the farm, there are several believers already living there when Melanie got there - there is Luna who seems a little hard to get along and Venus who is your happy-go-lucky and devoted believer
  • However, at least Brent didn't take advantage of the girls staying with him in the farm nor did he hurt them
  • The production and cast are all pretty decent and I guess it can keep you entertained for 1.5 hours



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    One of Us is a horror, drama mystery film directed by Blake Reigle. It actually feels more like a thriller rather than a horror film as there is nothing horrifying or scary about it.

  • One of Us (2017 Movie)
  • The story starts off with journalist, Melanie receiving a call for help from her friend, Haley.

    Melanie did a quick check on Idyllwild (which her friend said she was) and found out that 4 girls have gone missing from there. Being an inquisitive and adventurous journalist, Melanie decided to go undercover there.

  • One of Us (2017 Movie)
  • “Welcome to the hotel California”, oh I mean “Farm California”, Melanie. Because Melanie found herself checking into a farm where she can never leave. Whenever she did, she’ll either be brought back or found herself waking up on her bed in the farm the next day, not remembering what happened.

  • One of Us (2017 Movie)
  • The owner of the farm is a charming man and great speaker, named Brent who believes in “simple living” - no phones, no technology just living “naturally”. He formed a “cult” with his believes and his ultimate goal is to make the world follow his believes.

    In the farm, there are several believers already living there when Melanie got there - there is Luna who seems a little hard to get along and Venus who is your happy-go-lucky and devoted believer. There are 3 others there who are not really that important.

    They all seem to have gone there because of some tragic past or childhood. I guess Brent exploited of these, brainwashed or drugged them into staying and listening/worshipping him.

  • One of Us (2017 Movie)
  • The concept is very revoking though, it is totally disgusting when people use religion or one’s believes to lure and exploit or make people do their biddings.

    However, at least Brent didn’t take advantage of the girls staying with him in the farm nor did he hurt them. Maybe he really just want to spread his believes and needs more followers, or maybe he just liked to be worshipped. I don’t know, it’s not clearly explored in the movie.

  • One of Us (2017 Movie)
  • I can’t say it’s a very engaging film but it’s at least not a bore to watch. It is pretty interesting but I feel the suspense is not strong enough. The thrilling factor is lacking too as Brent doesn’t seem to have bad intentions and none of the girls seem complied to stay too. I just don’t feel Melanie is in much danger to be worrying for her.

    The directing, editing and music are however all pretty decent but I guess the writing could be slightly better. I mean, there’re still things which I still get, like why is Brent doing all these? Why does he want to make the girls stay? He don’t need them to spread his believes, there are other ways to do it!

  • One of Us (2017 Movie)
  • The casts however did a really good job and their unreadable expressions often add to the suspense and mysterious atmosphere. I guess it’s the cast that saved this somewhat lacking movie.

    Overall, though this movie is not fantastic, it’s not a bore to watch. The production and cast are all pretty decent and I guess it can keep you entertained for 1.5 hours.

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tuliy says :

more about the story to help us decide before we spend our money on something may not be okay

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Andrew Leith says :

Was good enough for me not want too much information or biased review or too much criticism its a fair review

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