'Last Kind Words' Review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott,

Ghost stories based on urban legend or rural folklore rarely transfer well to film. Oddly enough it seems that there is a more powerful delivery in the written or spoken word without the visuals. It’s refreshing when someone gets it right. Set against the backdrop of picturesque rural Kentucky, “Last Kind Words” works at spinning a tale of the sins of the past coming back to haunt the next generation.

A teenager named Eli and his parents move to an isolated farm to take on laborer jobs. His family life is a dysfunctional cocktail of alcoholism and rage on his father’s part, and complacency and submission on his mother’s.

When things look the bleakest, he meets Amanda at the outskirts of the farm. She’s a beautiful girl about his age that seems like his saving grace. He even loses interest in Katie,

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