review by Bobby Blakey
Well GO USA is not only known for their awesome Asian films, but a variety of others throughout genres. The latest from Dark Ride director Craig Singer is one such film looking to take on time travel and some horror elements starring Michael Reed, Augie Duke, Armen Garo, and Thomas G. Waites. Could this flick bring something fresh to the genre or will it not worth be repeating?
6:45 follows a couple who embarks on a weekend getaway only to find the island curiously deserted. After stumbling upon the town’s dark secret, they trigger a time loop, forcing them to relive a demented cycle of terror with seemingly no means of escape.
I loved the idea here with it blending the idea of Groundhog Day with the horror genre in what I thought was going to be similar to Happy Death Day. While the film started off pretty strong and has some great moments it gets too lost in its own building and is way to slow throughout.
I was all in initially as it crafted an intriguing story that felt like it was going to play out like a murder mystery after the first set of events, but then it commenced to repeat itself for quite a long time with little changing. I know the whole point is for it to relive the day and two or three times is fine, but then usually people start catching on and doing something. Here is felt like he just kept going on and on with the same thing for way too long before trying to do anything different. I was starting to feel like I was in a time loop myself.
By the last act it does take some interesting directions and twists to give it something interesting with the overall films story, but kind of too little to late. It is so hard to get to this point that most may bail before then and while good it wasn’t enough to really save it for me. There isn’t a ton of blood here, but what they do have is well done and flows like a river. The effects are well executed and will no doubt please the gore hounds, but not sure its enough to fully save the film.
Decide for yourself and check out 6:45 available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Well Go USA.