Another production from The Asylum Home Entertainment camp, the 2012 Katrina Bowden (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, 30 Rock) featured film, "Hold Your Breath" delivers quite a solid effort for a straight to home video release.
Aside from a couple unnecessary scenes, one kill sequence fail and a terrible song or two for the soundtrack, "Hold Your Breath" was a well done movie. None of the flaws deterred the cast and crew from bringing us a fairly original story, which was loosely based on the urban legend of needing to hold your breath in an automobile when passing through a cemetery.
I enjoyed each and every actor and actress in the cast of characters, with the hands down favorite being Steve Hanks (McBride) who seems to have become a mainstay in The Asylum family, starring in my most recent reviewed film, "Hansel & Gretel" and another favorite of mine from the production company, "12/12/12." Along with some awesome scripted dialogue, his delivery of them was remarkable. The "Confused as a baby....." line, and the bobcats, chewing glass and sandpaper ones were for the history books.
Up until this point I haven't been able to say that of an Asylum film, but I really did enjoy the performances from each character. I would like to see Seth Cassell (Kyle) in some more Horror films and I was impressed by Randy Wayne (Johnny) after seeing him borderline fail in a few other movies of the past.
Along with the great job of casting, The Asylum has been continuously working on their formula for film-making, which I feel as if with "Hold Your Breath" they are coming very close to clenching perfection for what they do. Nothing was drug out and each transition was right in the nick of time to be as effective as possible without the viewers losing interest.
I commend The Asylum for their progression and I am becoming more and more a fan of their work. I just wish some of the critics I see on the net, along with some bickering motion picture snobs would see the same potential and talent that I do from this entertainment company.