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Husk (2011) Review

Husk is a 2011 American horror film directed by Brett Simmons and starring Wes Bentley, Devon Graye, and C.J. Thomason. The film follows a group of friends who are stranded in a remote town after their car breaks down. They soon find themselves being stalked by a group of cannibals.

The film starts out with a group of friends on a road trip. They get stranded in a remote town after their car breaks down. They soon find out that the town is inhabited by a group of cannibals. They are able to escape and make it back to safety.

Well here we have another After Dark original feature, so far between this movie and Prowl we’ve got some great things coming out of After Dark. The movies story is a fairly perplexing one but is gratuitously original in many ways. If you stick with it, many of the things will start to make sense towards the end and you should be glad you persevered. Mystery is abound in Husk, the whole thing is just one big mystery and it’s got some great twists as it goes along. I’m not going to spoil any more of the story so you’ll just have to watch it for yourself to find out.

Sadly the characters are’nt that amazing, fairly predictable teenagers which, well, are fairly one dimensional. They cast act out their parts decently though and this does make the characters more alive than they otherwise would have been.

Husk is a creepy movie, the suspense is nerve jangling in parts. It may not be the goriest of movies (though there is some gory imagery to be found) but it more than makes up for it with it’s tense and gripping atmosphere. The corn fields are used to great effect. We know something is there, moving around but we never really get to know what till we get deeper into the movie.

Thankfully CGI is non-existent or so limited it’s unnoticeable. The whole thing is directed an choreographed superbly. Needless to say i think Husk is a movie well worth your time to take a look at. It’s gripping and it’s reasonably original. Definitely worth checking out.

The acting in Husk is decent. Wes Bentley and Devon Graye both give good performances. The film is well directed and the cannibals are creepy. The film is suspenseful and has some good jump scares.

Overall, Husk is a good horror film. It is suspenseful, well directed, and has some good jump scares. If you are a fan of horror films, then you should check this one out.


Husk is a 2011 American horror film directed by Brett Simmons and starring Wes Bentley, Devon Graye, and C.J. Thomason. The film follows a group of friends who get stranded in a small town in rural Nebraska after their car breaks down. They soon realize that the town is inhabited by a family of cannibals who plan to eat them. The friends must band together in order to survive the night and escape the town alive.

The movie opens with a group of friends, including Matt (Wes Bentley), his girlfriend Jess ( Devon Graye), and their friends Andy (C.J. Thomason) and Lindsey (Brittany Curran), driving through the Nebraska countryside. They are on their way to a party in Colorado and are making good time. However, their car breaks down and they are forced to stop in the small town of Shepherdstown. The group is not familiar with the area and they have no cell service.

They go to the only place open, a gas station/convenience store, to see if they can use the phone. The clerk, a friendly older woman, tells them that the phone is out of order. She offers to let them use her phone in the back, but when they go to use it, they realize that it, too, is out of order. The woman tells them that the only place in town with a working phone is the church.

The group goes to the church, but there is no one there. They find the phone and Matt tries to call for help, but the line is dead. They explore the church a bit and find that it is old and dusty, but otherwise unremarkable. As they are about to leave, they hear a noise coming from the basement. They go to investigate and find a small girl hiding in the shadows.

The girl, who is named Molly (played by Chloe Csengery), is terrified and will not come out. She tells the group that her family is coming and they will kill them. The group does not know what to do, but they decide to try to hide from Molly’s family. They go back upstairs and barricade the doors and windows.

As night falls, they hear strange noises coming from outside. They see a light shining in through a window and realize that someone is outside with a lantern. They hear footsteps on the porch and someone trying to get in. Matt looks out the window and sees a large, muscular man with a butcher’s knife. The man sees Matt and charges the door.

The group tries to hold the door shut, but the man is too strong. He breaks through and they run upstairs. The man, who is named Hank (played by Sean Bridgers), is Molly’s father. He tells the group that they are going to be dinner. The group tries to escape, but Hank and his family corner them.

Jess tries to reason with Hank, but he is not interested. He tells her that they will eat her and her friends. The group is terrified and they realize that they are going to die. However, they refuse to go down without a fight. They grab whatever they can find to use as weapons and prepare to fight for their lives.

Hank and his family charge the group, but the friends are able to fight them off. They manage to kill Hank and several of his family members, but they are outnumbered and outmatched. Just when it seems like they are going to be killed, the police arrive. The friends are saved and they are able to leave Shepherdstown alive.

Movie Details

Director: Brett Simmons
Writer: Brett Simmons
Actors: Devon Graye, Tammin Sursok, Wes Chatham, C.J. Thomason
Release Year: 2011