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ABIGAIL

What You Need To Know:

ABIGAIL is a horror thriller about six criminals who kidnap a 10-year-girl for a multimillion dollar ransom. They are instructed to take the Abigail to a large old-fashioned mansion in the country. Their handler greets them and says he’ll be back in 24 hours with $50 million in ransom money. The crooks get more than they bargained, however, when Abigail literally turns out to be a little monster and her father a ruthless, powerful gangster. Will anyone survive the night locked in the mansion with Abigail?

At first, the thriller aspects to ABIGAIL are intriguing. However, as the terrifying secrets about the little girl are revealed, the movie becomes an exercise in bloody excess. ABIGAIL the movie contains extreme bloody violence and at least 215 obscenities and profanities. It also has a mixed worldview. The most positive kidnapper is a young addict in recovery who wants to return to her young son, her survival becomes dependent on the mercy of the monsters. Finally, when monsters are as powerful as the ones in ABIGAIL, it makes the bloody horror movie less interesting and involving.

Content:

(PaPa, B, OO, Ab, LLL, VVV, S, AA, DD, MM):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong mixed pagan worldview where the only positive character’s survival dependent on the mercy of vicious vampires with occult powers;

Foul Language:
At least 203 obscenities (most are “f” words), eight strong profanities featuring the name of Jesus Christ, five light profanities, two obscene gestures, and a girl vomits after seeing a gruesome mutilated corpse;

Violence:
Extreme bloody, scary violence involves bloody vampire attacks and bloody fights with vampires and includes vampire bodies sometimes literally explode when they’re killed by some means, such as sunlight, a vampire eats a piece of flesh in one scene (a bunch of bodies are later discovered, however, indicating that the vampires are not cannibals but mostly biters and bloodsuckers), a character agrees to be turned into a vampire to become powerful and steal the wealth of another vampire but he miscalculates and is murdered in gruesome fashion, vampire drives a spear into a character upper left shoulder, spear is later pulled out of the person’s body, people try to kill vampires by driving stakes through their chests, vampire viciously flings normal people around, rats scare people, etc.;

Sex:
Some light sexual innuendo such as a young man comes onto two young women, but they reject him;

Nudity:
No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
Alcohol use, and two men get drunk or inebriated;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
One or two characters smoke cigarettes, one man looks like he’s smoking a marijuana cigarette in one sequence, and a woman is in recovery and consumes lollipops to help curb her addiction because she wants to get clean for her young son for whom she gave up custody because she wanted to get sober before she sees him again; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Kidnapping, greed, revenge are part of the plot.

More Detail:

ABIGAIL is a horror thriller about six criminals who kidnap a 10-year-girl for a multimillion dollar ransom but get more than they bargained for when the girl turns out to be a vampire and her father a powerful gangster. ABIGAIL has some thriller elements that are intriguing, but the movie’s horror story soon turns out to be a bloody excess with constant foul language.

The movie opens with the girl, Abigail, dancing to SWAN LAKE in an empty theater. When she’s finished, she gets into a chauffeured limousine, which takes her home to a fancy small mansion. Meanwhile, six criminals in two vehicles are following the limousine, which has a tracker on the undercarriage.

At the house, the criminals snag Abigail from her bedroom. A young black-haired woman injects Abigail with something, which knocks her out quickly. The crooks escape with Abigail in a large duffel bag just as her father enters the room. They have to get away quickly, however, when the yard lights come on outside.

They drive a large van into the country, to a large estate with a huge mansion. The furnishings inside look like something out of an old movie. They meet a middle-aged man who calls himself Lambert. He orders them not to use names and picks the black-haired woman with the syringe as the only one allowed to talk to Abigail. He also orders them to hold the girl for 24 hours, at which time he’ll have picked up the $50 million ransom from Abigail’s rich father.

When the crooks complain that they don’t know anyone’s name and don’t know who the girl’s father is, Lambert says it’s better that they not know names, nor anything else about each other’s background. When one of them complains again, Lambert gives them all fake names. He names the black-haired woman Joey, then leaves.

The crooks raid the bar downstairs. There are four men and two women. They get to talking, and Joey says she can figure out who everyone is. She says the tall thin man, Frank, is probably an ex-cop who’s gotten into some shady business. Frank figures out Joey is a recovery drug addict. That’s why she likes to lick lollipops, to curb her drug appetite. No wonder the girl wouldn’t share her candy with me, the dumbest of the men, Dean, says. Frank tells Joey it would be good if she can question the girl upstairs and find out who her father is.

Upstairs, Joey befriends Abigail, who’s worried that they’re going to kill her. Joey promises she won’t let them do that, because she has a little boy Abigail’s age. Joey gets her to say who her father is, adding, “I’m sorry about what’s going to happen to you.”

Downstairs, Joey tells her crooked colleagues the father’s name, and he turns out to be a ruthless gangster known for having his enemies cut into bloody pieces. A couple of the crooks want to leave right away, but there’s suddenly a locked gate blocking the front door. They all decide to stick it out but set up some precautions.

When the other woman, a blonde gal, finds Dean’s headless body in the kitchen, it turns out that Abigail isn’t the innocent, scared little girl she appears to be. Also, thick steel plates come down to cover all the windows.

Will anyone survive the night locked in the mansion with Abigail?

In the beginning, the thriller aspects to ABIGAIL are intriguing. However, as the secrets about the little girl are revealed, the movie becomes an exercise in bloody excess. People are attacked by vampires, one vampire eats some flesh and vampires explode when killed, spraying blood and body parts all over the place. There are other bloody twists as well. ABIGAIL the movie also has at least 215 obscenities and profanities, most of them “f” words. Finally, the movie has a mixed worldview. For example, the movie’s premise slightly uplifting because it focuses on Joey’s desire to get away from the vampires and reunite with her young son. She left her son in the custody of his father to recover from her drug addiction, but now that she’s started her recovery, she’s been finding it difficult to even contact him by phone. Thus, her character gives viewers someone to like. Despite that, the movie’s extravagant vampire carnage and double-crosses are distasteful and distressing, as is the constant gratuitous foul language. In the end, the vampires are just too powerful, and Joey’s survival depends on their mercy rather than God or even herself. When vampires are as powerful as the ones in ABIGAIL, it makes the bloody horror in the vampire story less interesting and less involving.

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