SALEM HORROR FEST: 6:45 (2021)

Most Groundhog Day movies have some level of happiness to them. But what if you just kept reliving the worst day of your life. And even worse, what if you didn’t learn a single thing from it?

Every day, Bobby wakes up and the same thing happens. His fiancée, Jules, has her throat cut and when he falls to the ground in, stunned by the enormity of it all, he has his spine snapped. And then he wakes up and does it all again.

But why do the people in the resort town know so many personal details about both of them? And why is Bobby in a bar so often when drinking makes him argumentative at best and abusive at worst? Why have the couple had so many blow out arguments? Why would you go on vacation to a town named Bog Grove?

The worst part of it all is that Bobby knows that this death is coming every day at the same time. And he can’t warn Jules, he can’t stop it and all he can do is wait for it.

Director Craig Singer made Perkins’ 14A Good Day to Die and Dark Ride, which was also written by Robert Dean Klein. This film has a great look, a dark journey and no small share of surprises. I was expecting it to not pay off its concept, but it did a great job of landing the plane. Klein also recently scripted David DeCoteau’s Lifetime thriller, The Wrong Valentine.

6:45 played theaters earlier this year and is currently is now playing Salem Horror Fest. When we have streaming info, we’ll share it in this post. For now, you can follow that link to buy a festival badge and check out several other films during October. You can learn more at this film’s official Facebook page.

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