An atmospheric and very subtle horror movie.
Review by: MiamiMovieCritic
Added: 7 years ago
Writer-director Bryan Norton's film is an atmospheric and very subtle horror movie. It played at the NYC Horror Film Festival several years ago, but don't let that mislead you; horror is a big-tent genre. Sometimes the only thing horrific about a horror movie is the sense of dread it imparts, and that's best the way to describe Tomorrow's Bacon.
The story involves a bickering upper-crust husband and wife, who get lost one night and end up at a back-of-the-woods diner. They're what Frank and April Wheeler (from Revolutionary Road) might have grown into if they'd gone on living in that haunted house in Connecticut. Their abusive relationship makes up one part of the story, and provides background tension for the other half, involving a waitress and her flirtations with a late-night caller.
The film has been beautifully made. The diner is a great set piece, with a giant pig on the sign outside. The whole movie has a 1950s feel, from the pop music to the gender-based power struggle between the couple who visit the diner. It's a struggle that gets resolved in a twist ending that trusts the viewer to pay attention to figure out what happened. A terrific little movie.