Breaking at The Edge

Breaking at The Edge
2013
5
Director: 
Predrag Antonijevic

SYNOPSIS: 

A pregnant woman faces complications when strange events make her question whether she is losing her mind or if supernatural forces threaten her baby.

She begins to fear for both her sanity and the safety of her unborn child while experiencing a haunting that may be all in her head. Rebecca Da Costa, Andie MacDowell, and Milo Ventimiglia star.

REVIEW: 

Breaking at the Edge is a 2013 horror film that’s actually more creepy than scary. Two brothers kill their half sister in order to inherit their wealthy estranged father’s estate.  And when the younger brother’s pregnant wife finds out, they plot to kill her too.

2 out of 10 stars.  What I didn’t like was the truly bad acting by the Brazilian actress and the “ghost” of Sara Randolph.  We’ve come a lot further than this.  The rest of the cast wasn’t much better.  Bad casting can really ruin a film.

Ian and Bianca Wood are expecting a baby.  But Bianca is having pains and they have a history of miscarriages.  Bianca also has a dependency on lithium.  Her OB tells her to continue to take the lithium otherwise she will have dangerous hallucinations.  But she stops taking them anyway and begins hallucinating about a teenage goth girl following her around.  That teenage goth girl turns out to be Sara Randolph, a girl who turns up missing on the news.

As their due date approaches, Ian comes home and tells Bianca that his wealth estranged father ended up leaving him and his brother Zach his entire estate.  It sounds odd since Ian and Zach had not seen their father since their parents divorced when they were teenagers.

Zach and his girlfriend Lorena come over and the two of them argue.  Bianca sort of becomes friends with Lorena, but starts to suspect that her husband is having an affair with Lorena.  She is right.

A cop catches Bianca asking questions about Sara in her neighborhood and tells her that Sara was Ian’s father’s maid’s daughter and that Sara grew up with Ian and Zach.  Funny that Ian didn’t mention this when Sara’s face was plastered all over the news as missing.

Meanwhile, Sara’s goth ghost is showing Bianca things she doesn’t want to see, like Lorena and her husband having an affair and Ian killing Sara to inherit the estate because his father actually left everything to Sara, his daughter and Ian’s half-sister.  At the same time, Ian threatens Lorena because Bianca is starting to suspect them of having an affair.  Lorena calls Bianca to tell her she is having an affair with Ian and Ian throws her out the window of her third story apartment.  Bianca rushes to Lorena’s apartment and finds her dead on the ground three stories below her balcony and then Zach also mysteriously dies.

At Zach’s funeral, Bianca tells Ian she knows he killed Sara and she knows he killed his brother.  So now he’s trying to prove she is crazy, easy since she’s already on Lithium and isn’t taking it.

The pains in Bianca’s abdomen grow worse and Sara’s ghost demands that she kill Ian or she will kill Bianca’s baby.  And she shows Bianca how Ian and Zach butchered her and her unborn baby.  (Which was with an ax and pretty graphic.)

Bianca begins bleeding and is taken to the hospital.  Ian is waiting there and convinces the OB that Bianca is hallucinating.  They stop the bleeding and determine the baby is fine, so they send her home, but now she is dodging Ian, her very dangerous husband.

Sara’s ghost leads her to where they killed her, under the docks at the end of a dirt road.  There Bianca waits for Ian to come and make sure Sara’s body hasn’t been found.  Bianca hits him over the head with something and he wakes up tied to a post.  She starts sawing his ankles off (yeah, I know), and he screams so she stops.  He gets loose and punches her several times and grabs an ax.  He repeatedly swings an ax over her head demanding to know where the original will is because she knew what was in it.  Sara’s ghost stops him from hurting Bianca while the cop following Ian finds his way to save her.

There are some serious plot holes here.  How’d the cop find them?  How is it that Ian could walk right by his wife’s SUV and not notice it on an abandoned pier?  And who are the woman and the child at the cemetery that she keeps seeing but who aren’t there?  Honestly, this was a poorly crafted film deserving of the bad ratings it’s received.

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