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You’ll Never Find Me (2023) ★★★★

You'll Never Find Me


Patrick, a strange and lonely resident, lives in a mobile home at the back of an isolated caravan park. After a violent thunderstorm erupts, a mysterious young woman appears at his door, seeking shelter from the weather. The longer the night wears on and the more the young woman discovers about Patrick, the more difficult she finds it to leave. Soon she begins to question Patrick’s intentions, while Patrick begins to question his own grip on reality…


You’ll Never Find Me is the true first film of 2024 that earned a rightful spot atop my favorite horror movies of the year.

Describe to me a movie that its entire hour-and-a-half runtime takes place with essentially just two strangers inside a mobile home exchanging dialogue. I’d be wary that I’d be setup for an agonizing mind-numbing slow burn that tests my patience. Although You’ll Never Find Me is exactly that movie described, it is so much more than a slow, lumbering movie. It is engaging, commanding and keeps you on the edge throughout.

Such an amazing job done by the entire cast and crew on this! Two mesmerizing performances turned in by Brendan Rock (as Patrick) and Jordan Cowan (as the visitor). The mystery of who these two are and how they got there permeates throughout this film. There is such a dark vibe going on with both characters. But also moments there is a glimmer of normalcy in each where you can begin to empathize with each character. All the while, not knowing if either is good, bad, or something in between. The dialogue was deep, dark and nihilistic in parts. It’s engaging as hell.

Every second of this film takes place under the backdrop of a terrible storm. You hear the raging winds, the onslaught of rain, the growl of thunder. You see lightning flash through the windows in the trailer. Strange thumps and scrapes sound throughout the mobile home. It’s as if any any second, these two strangers caught within a whirlwind of intrigue and danger get sucked into the vortex of the storm. Snuffed out by nature’s wrath before the reveal.

But the reveal does indeed come. I was worried the movie’s wheels might fall off if done improperly, but it was ended with the same darkness and depth which made the movie so good. I love the simplicity of these two strangers trying to look into one another’s soul. To spot darkness or light. Both caught in nature’s wrath. It’s such a poetic turn of events.

Highly recommended!

Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)

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