Leaning on the fear of heights and ramping it up to another level, Fall makes your palms sweaty and knees weak at every opportunity. Be ready to be sat on the edge of your seat.
Written by Elliot Lines / August 22, 2022
After the loss of her husband in a climbing accident, Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) finds herself being dragged back into the climbing world by her friend Hunter (Virginia Gardner). They attempt to climb a 2,000 feet abandoned radio tower, when disaster hit them.
There are many people across the world that suffer with the fear of heights, and many out there that would like to attempt this challenge. Fall is certainly not for the faint hearted, as throughout it leans on your fear to get the best out of the action. There are subtle hints during their descent to the top that this isn't going to be plain sailing, and once they do get stuck you really see no hope for either of them.
Fall makes good use of wider shots that show you the real picture, causing your palms to sweat even from the comfort of your own seat. They are used regularly and intently to drum up the seriousness of the situation Becky and Hunter have got themselves into, and how difficult it is going to be to get out.
With a fairly simplistic premise, Fall has to rely on your fear to succeed with the added extra of some sub-plot storylines that seem to only be there to eek out a little more from our two main actress'. At times the performances seem a little wooden in delivery, but once you delve deeper into the horror they find themselves in, those performances actually feel like a choice rather than poor acting.
Sitting at just 14 minutes shy of the 2 hour mark there are questions as to whether this could have been cut down to that magical 90 minutes. There are some long drawn out moments that wouldn't be missed and don't add anything to the story or characters, there are really only two people on show here and you quite quickly learn who these characters are.
Fall found a way to make me feel like i was in their situation. My palms were sweaty throughout, legs felt like jelly in moments and there was plenty of wincing going on. The use of wider shots to elaborate the danger was masterful, and the direction the story goes may catch you by surprise.