Last updated on September 26, 2020
Before the Fire is a pandemic thriller directed by Charlie Buhler. The film follows a Hollywood actress whose rising career is cut short when an influenza pandemic sends her back to the small town she fled years before.
When a global pandemic forces a TV actress to escape to her rural hometown, an intruder from her past proves as dangerous as the encroaching virus.
- Director: Charlie Buhler
- Writer: Jenna Lyng Adams
- Stars: Jenna Lyng Adams, Jackson Davis, Ryan Vigilant
Before The Fire 2020 Movie
As a global pandemic engulfs Los Angeles, rising TV star Ava Boone is forced to flee the mounting chaos and return to her rural hometown.
As she struggles to acclimate to a way of life she left behind long ago, her homecoming attracts a dangerous figure from her past- threatening both her and the family that serves as her only sanctuary.
Before The Fire 2020 Movie Review
I really enjoyed this. Certain portions (particularly backstory) were left to the imagination – a la Hitchcock’s Pscho or Jaws style–and it worked…very well.
The story was well laid out, but the audience wasn’t spoon-fed (which I appreciated). The acting was really convincing. Cinematography was great. It painted an ominous picture, did a really good job capturing the fear and despair, and this movie was shot several years ago–before the current pandemic.
I realized while watching that I found myself tensed up in anticipation. I don’t want to drop a spoiler so I can’t even comment on my favorite scene.
I was surprised this wasn’t rating higher–until I pulled up the dispersal and noticed a troll was dropping 1-star ratings. Not sure who peed in the troll’s Wheaties, but he/she needs to get over it. This was a strong offering from an indie film. I will see it again.