Abigail: A Bloody Good Time

Strap yourselves in because ‘Abigail’ is here to deliver the gore and camp in equal measure.

This horror-comedy film by director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin throws a ragtag group of kidnappers together with a mysterious young girl, Abigail, whose secret is more terrifying than anyone bargained for.

Loosely based off the 1930’s cult-horror film ‘Dracula’s Daughter’, ‘Abigail’ starts off strong, setting up a “Home Alone“-esque scenario with a killer twist.

When a group of kidnappers capture Abigail, the daughter of a powerful underworld figure, they demand a $50 million ransom.

However, they soon get more than what they bargain for when they realise that they are trapped inside their safe house with no ordinary little girl

The young star Alisha Weir holds her own against a seasoned cast, bringing both vulnerability and surprising bite to the title character.

If you’ve ever wanted to see a creepy ballerina child tearing people apart to the soundtrack of Swan Lake, then this is the film for you.

Abigail isn’t all scares. Expect extravagant kills and a visually interesting world that blends historical influences with a dash of the macabre and comedy.

While the extended run time of 109 minutes could have been trimmed down, particularly in the opening sequences, overall it’s a fun popcorn film.

Fans of ‘M3GAN‘ will love the campy horror, with pools of blood and gore and plenty of exploding bodies.

– The Plus Ones

Abigail is playing in cinemas everywhere.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Universal Pictures Australia.

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