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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Katharine Everett, Lauren Martin, Travis Quentin Young

Director: Doug Burch

Genre: Thriller

Year: 2012

Rating: NR

A small town in 1964. A time before cell phones, computers and twenty-four hour news channels. Buddy, a handsome, charismatic drifter, convinces Celee, a lonely young woman, to kidnap the richest girl in town. The ransom money will be their ticket to a new life and he promises her that, “Nobody will get hurt.” As three desperate lives collide, in this dark, edgy Thriller, they all come to learn…. Somebody always gets hurt.

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"Wages of Sin" is an Indie thriller set basically in one location. It's important in a film such as this to have a good story and interesting characters and this film has both. The basic story involves Buddy and his not so bright, very fragile girlfriend Celee. Buddy decides to kidnap Kathrine an hold her for ransom but sometimes things are not as they seem and he soon finds out that there are other complications and may get in the way of him receiving the money.

From the outside it looks very simple but once inside it couldn't be anymore different. This is a very effective thriller that builds on tension and suspense as the story moves a long. I was immediately taken in by the story and it's characters from the start and was drawn into into their world as the film moved along and secrets and motives were revealed. Talking about the plot for this film is not easy without giving too much away but I can tell you the film has many twists along the way and a finish you will never see coming.

Production wise the film is simple but the gloomy location and lighting used both help create the perfect atmosphere and mood needed. Director, Doug Burch does a terrific job at keeping things interesting and moving at a nice pace and and what is more impressive is this is Doug's first time directing a feature film. Also the writing of Sam Ingraffia is intelligent and clever. Katharine Everett, Lauren Martin and Travis Quentin Young are are terrific in the film, they play off each other perfectly and give realistic and effective performances.

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"Wages of Sin" is the type of thriller that many have attempted before but have failed but not this time. This is a edge of your seat thriller and has you wanting to know more all the way till it's shocking ending. A lesson in how to make a great film on a limited budget, great story, masterful direction and a great cast make this an Independent gem that is not to be missed.

You can order the DVD HERE.

Released by Osiris Entertainment

**** Out of *****