The slow burning feature from Tyler Savage INHERITANCE has a feel similar to THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH with its haunting landscape. Filled with moments of dread and confusion the viewer watches a young man being broken down by the ghosts of a family he never knew existed. While the setting is superb and the story has it’s moments, what will make the film for viewers will be their thoughts towards the lead Ryan played by Chase Joliet.
Joliet is joined by his girlfriend (Sara Montez) who joins him at an extravagant house left to him by his father. Once they arrive Ryan starts to hear and see things that causes him to question reality and his purpose of being there. There are a lot of good moments in INHERITANCE which is a good character driven film. As mentioned earlier Chase brings forth a very polarizing performance that lead to some less desirable moments in the film. The confusing aspects of the feature may leave the viewer feeling like something is missed and that mixed with the slow pace of the film may not be to everyone’s liking. Still there are very smart and engaging moments in this thriller that provide solid interaction while piecing together what’s going on.
INHERITANCE will find it’s audience and should do well in it’s current festival run. You can’t deny the beauty that’s found in the setting. The question is will it be enough to keep moviegoers wanting more.
INHERITANCE is directed by Tyler Savage and stars Chase Joliet, Sara Montez, Dale Dickey and Drew Powell.