From DARK SKY FILMS
Review by Josey, the Sudden Cat🙀
How’s this for a family film? The Deeper You Dig is written, directed and scored by the husband-wife team of John Adams and Toby Poser, who also cast themselves and daughter Zelda Adams in the three main roles. But this low budget feature isn’t another grassroots, self-indulgent exercise in nepotism. It happens to be a helluva horror film.
Ivy (Poser) is a single mom who lives in a remote country home and makes a living doing phony tarot readings for gullible rubes while taking care of her emo teenage daughter, Echo (Zelda Adams). Their closest neighbor, Kurt (John Adams), spends his days trying to renovate a dilapidated farmhouse. One snowy night, a drunken Kurt runs-over Echo in his truck. Horrified, he decides to bury the mangled body, but when she suddenly regains consciousness, he reluctantly finishes the job. Now he’s a murderer.
Ivy tries to find her missing daughter, even consulting her own tarot cards, as well as a medium with a mysterious box that gives her bizarre visions. She also confronts Kurt himself and the two develop an uneasy relationship. Meanwhile, he keeps having to move the body, eventually cutting it up and tossing it into a well. But despite being dead, Echo isn’t quite finished with Kurt, tormenting him from beyond in an effort to coerce a confession.
|Ivy's daughter spends all her time getting high.|