Stuck in an unhappy marriage, Emma (Megan Fox) still portrays a somewhat loving wife for their anniversary. Though you can feel the tension, her husband Mark (Eoin Macken) surprises her with a trek out to their lake house for a romantic evening.
But in the morning, she’s shocked to wake to Mark handcuffed to her, right before he kills himself. Strapped with dead weight and no way to call for help, it seems Mark may have set her up for one last cruel torture from his controlling hand.
Directed by S.K. Dale, Till Death is a pretty solid thriller that has some unexpected twists. In the beginning, it does feel a bit like a Lifetime movie which put me off slightly. But when the chaos ensues after Macken‘s character’s death, it picks things up in a really exciting way.
There’s some great suspense which increases as the stakes get higher. Which allows Fox to shine in the latter portion, as she feels very natural in the action-thriller setting. I enjoyed the cleverness of her character, though I do think her victim backstory is far too surface level to be a major part of the plot.
The film is certainly over-the-top, but that’s what makes it fun to watch. Even if it has a few flaws, you’ll still have a good time with it.
Till Death is available on Netflix