Saturday, December 26, 2020

Indie Film Review: The Crumbs (2020) Directed David J. Espinosa


Dr. Benjamin Crumb and his family run a Bed and Breakfast in the woods where the family performs experiments on unsuspecting guests.


Can a horror/thriller movie have a heart? The Crumbs is superbly entertaining and goes where I didn’t think a horror/thriller movie could go…AND it succeeds!

Directed by David J. Espinosa (who also plays Angel Valente) and written by Craig Ahrens (who does a cameo) and David J. Espinosa. The Crumbs is a bit like Resident Evil 7 video game storyline mixed with a bit of the Wrong Turn, then add a dash of the “feels” to it, yes, I said the feels!

We encounter Dr. Benjamin Crumb and his family who run a quaint B&B in the woods where not all checkout. But not before getting lab-tested by Dr. Benjamin Crumb with the aid of his family and helper Leonard. Don’t worry though they don’t waste the dead meat if you know what I mean. This is just the tip of the Crumbs dysfunction too. So, pray you have a reservation. The Crumbs family has a code of honor you know.

The Crumbs is a totally awesome film. I cannot stop raving! It keeps you glued to each juicy bit throughout flowing along seamlessly. Kudos to David Johnson on cinematography. I loved this one-shot where it looks like it’s a drone shot looking down over the forest as you see the transition of the night into day. This shot seems to of been done in real-time. Not sure if it was, but it was a standout shot for me.

The cast is so amazing, and as I mentioned you think you know where the plot is going, but then it takes you on shall I say a surprisingly…uh touching…um turn? So, the Crumbs may not be as sinister as you thought? Perhaps they are just misunderstood…well you need to watch to find out.

I rate The Crumbs 5 out of 5 stars  *****

Available to watch on Amazon PRIME

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