What Keeps You Alive

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Smart, stylish, and well-acted, What Keeps You Alive proves it's still possible to spin an engrossing horror yarn without fundamentally altering established formula.

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Jackie and Jules are a couple celebrating their first anniversary at a secluded cabin in the woods belonging to Jackie's family. From the moment they arrive, something changes in Jules' normally loving wife, as Jackie begins to reveal a previously unknown dark side -- all building up to a shocking revelation that will pit Jules against the woman she loves in a terrifying fight to survive.

Cast & Crew

Colin Minihan
Screenwriter
Brittany Allen
Executive Producer
Brandon Christensen
Executive Producer
Chris Scordo
Executive Producer
David Schuurman
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Critic Reviews for What Keeps You Alive

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (9)

  • Despite a few predictable beats, "What Keeps You Alive" offers plenty of effective jolts, helped along by the chemistry between leads Anderson and Allen.

    October 31, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • That being said, the victory of What Keeps You Alive is not its heart-thumping (and a little too long) second act, but the question of survival versus vengeance the film raises.

    October 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Nonetheless, it's an entertaining and well-crafted effort from a resourceful indie team who've scored enough respectable base hits to date that one might reasonably expect them to deliver a home-run any time now.

    October 31, 2018 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • The dead center of the movie is a protracted rowboat chase no amount of thumping music can rescue. What Keeps You Alive barely picks up from there.

    August 24, 2018 | Full Review…

    Andrew Whalen

    Newsweek
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  • Effectively eerie and unnerving.

    August 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • As it's unfolding, What Keeps You Alive delivers on its promise and serves as yet another reminder that cabins in the woods are to hapless movie characters what sausage grinders are to livestock.

    August 23, 2018 | Full Review…

    Glen Weldon

    NPR
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Audience Reviews for What Keeps You Alive

  • Aug 08, 2019
    The horror/cat-and-mouse/stalker film is worth the watch and it's worth keeping an eye on the writer/producer/director's future, Colin Minihan
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