Six years ago … did you just say six years ago? That’s right, Dark Discussions did a four episode retrospective of British director, Christopher Smith, and his four horror films back six years ago. However, afterwards, he disappeared from genre cinema to make a well received Christmas film and then a T.V. miniseries. However, now, 2017, he is back with a brand new thriller simply entitled Detour.
Harper, a young law student, has his world turn upside down when his mother and stepfather get into a car accident which leaves his mother in a coma. When evidence points to foul play by his stepfather, he gets involved with a low level hitman who is willing to put things right.
Starring three young up-and-comers, Tye Sheridan, Bel Powley, and Emory Cohen, the film is a showpiece for not only the three, but also Christopher Smith who wrote and directed the film. Detour is a throwback to the Pulp Fiction run of films but includes some interesting fresh ideas within a subgenre of thrillers that continue to surprise filmgoers everywhere. Dark Discussions takes a look at this new film and gives their thoughts.