DIRECTOR: TIAGO MESQUITA / SCREENPLAY: MARK MORGAN / STARRING: LINDSAY LOHAN, CHARLOTTE BECKETT, GIANNI CAPALDI, JOHN FLANDERS / RELEASE DATE: TBC
In 2022, the European Union has disbanded and a new European Federation has risen. A Private Investigator must solve the mystery of her uncle's murder during the election - also there are werewolves... and vampires... oh, and Lindsay Lohan as the First Lady.
Among the Shadows is a Horror Political Drama - with no Drama, very little logical and understandable Politics and no horror (except for how horrifically bad it is). From the opening text monologue (that even includes the word 'FREXIT' describing France's exit from the EU), it's an utter mess - abysmal writing and dialogue, nauseating editing meaning the "action" scenes are an agonising assault on the eyes which could lead to migraines unlike anyone has ever experienced and the most wooden acting you've ever seen.
Even Lindsay Lohan was unable to save this monstrosity - we even think she knew how bad this project was as it's obviously apart that 99% of her scenes in the film when she is acting across from her fellow cast members, she isn't in the same room and is in fact in front of green screen, halfway across the world, in a room with terrible acoustics.
The Director clearly had zero idea on how to pace the movie or how to move the plot along as between almost every scene we are bombarded with generic, stock footage aerial shots of major cities before it turns into guerilla filmmaking with actors walking through real scenarios without any of the background people knowing what was going on.
On top of all that, the "special effects" are far from that - the werewolves were just comprised of fake nashers and glowing eyes lazily tacked on giving them no menace or tenacity and quite frankly the entire film was overall simply offensive to anyone that enjoys the medium of film.