The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh centers around a guy whose estranged mother has recently past and discovers that she had become involved with a crazy and creepy cult. Her house is filled with religious artifacts and symbols revolving around the cult. Soon he starts to wonder if maybe his mother’s spirit is still there.
The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh sadly was every bit as disappointing as I predicted. As mentioned in recent posts I had scheduled a couple nights to have a mini horror-a-thon. This was watched on the second night and I couldn’t wait for this movie to end. It was so slow. Almost nothing happens. Long drawn out shots that lead to nothing and a story that pretty much does the same thing. I kept watching, waiting for something to happen and by the time there’s finally a little bit of action I have already lost interest in the main character.
The acting is fine however it’s pretty much just a one man show because Aaron Poole as Leon Leigh, the son of Rosalind, is pretty much the only person in the movie. There’s the occasional narration by Vanessa Redgrave and she has a wonderful voice but it becomes so drawn out that it too becomes boring. We see some actors on the video tape he watches for a moment. We see some other actors that come to the door but it’s very brief. He does spend a lot of time on the phone with his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend? I don’t know. But, even she was bored and couldn’t wait to get off the phone with him. Everything about this movie is dull and becomes uninteresting.
What I found the most disappointing is that The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh had so much potential. We learn almost nothing about this cult. There’s a whole creature from the woods that starts to terrorize or main characters for a while but that’s it. That was interesting and creepy and yet it goes nowhere. Hell there’s the ghost of his mother that’s also terribly interesting and yet we are forced spend our time watching Leon Leigh mope around the house and pout and stress out to his therapist ex about the weird shit going on in this fucking oddly decorated and moderately creepy house. And, even she was more interesting than his character. The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh pretty much ignores anything remotely interesting. It tries to be moody and atmospheric but it’s just sadly dull and tiresome film.