April 21, 2017: Unforgettable is a Thriller for Women and Men

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A Brief History

Today, on April 21, 2017, the new movie, Unforgettable, starring Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl makes its debut!  We at History and Headlines along with members of John Carroll University’s Paranormal Research Group (the word “ghost” was spoken in the movie at least once!) had the opportunity to watch an early premier.  We were pleasantly surprised that the film was not the “chick flick” some had predicted it would be.

Digging Deeper

Sure, there is the aspect of the battered woman, the vengeful ex-wife, and the cute little girl, but by no means does this detract from the horror film/thriller aspects of tension, clever acts of vengeance, and ultimately brutality.  The final scene puts an emphatic stamp on the story that makes the audience want to know what comes next.

With a nearly full house for the showing, the movie elicited numerous audience responses, including jump scare moments and gasps, oohs and aahhs, and sometimes even laughs.  The audience was clearly into the film, and the expressiveness of the audience enhanced the movie going experience, reminding us why theaters are still so important to film.

The main and supporting actors deliver excellent performances and are well cast.  The cinematography is excellent, and the soundtrack is, how shall we say, interesting.  As you can tell, we liked the movie and if you like movies such as Fatal Attraction, Enough, Domestic Disturbance, and other movies based on clever acts of manipulation and charades to wreak revenge on someone you will probably like Unforgettable.  Just because the movie is centered on a female hero and female anti-hero does not make this a movie for women and not for men.  It is a thriller, pure and simple and we encourage you to see the film.

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please see the film’s official website.


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Major Dan

Major Dan is a retired veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served during the Cold War and has traveled to many countries around the world. Prior to his military service, he graduated from Cleveland State University, having majored in sociology. Following his military service, he worked as a police officer eventually earning the rank of captain prior to his retirement.