Movie Review: Mercy (2014)

Title: Mercy
Director: Peter Cornwell
Release Date: October 7, 2014

Dylan McDermott
Chandler Riggs
Joel Courtney
Frances O’Connor
Shirley Knight

Currently available on Netflix.

Summary: A mother and her two sons take care of their sick grandmother, but her illness is more than it seems and the family discovers some dark secrets from their past.

I’m going to be honest, I hadn’t heard of this film until I saw it on Netflix, and the deciding factor for me to watch it was Chandler Riggs (Carl Crimes from The Walking Dead.). It had a decent rating on Netflix and average response elsewhere. 

The acting was good, no stand out performances though. 

The story was interesting enough, with a few twists here and there to keep the audience interested.  Set in West Virginia, it was nice to see the state portrayed as something different from the inbred back woods rednecks seen in movies like Wrong Turn.

While Mercy isn’t anything that is groundbreaking in the horror genre, if you have Netflix and are looking for a decent film to watch, I reccomend you check it out.


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