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Film Review - The Toll


It doesn’t seem like writer/director Michael Nader is trying to launch his own movie monster with The Toll Man, but I’m certain he wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to join horror history if the opportunity arrived. “The Toll” introduces viewers to a different kind of low-budget terror in the picture, examining how the supernatural creature is capable of bringing victims to the brink of madness by using their own trauma against them, requiring a death to make the nightmare stop. It’s a genre tale set in the deep woods, and it could work as a stage play as well, giving the lead actors time to shape personalities and panic as Nader organizes a slow-burn decent into rural Canadian hell. With expectations dialed down a few notches, “The Toll” works as a suspense story, watching Nader try to make something intimidating happen with limited production resources. Read the rest at


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