Held Movie Ending Explained and Review

Held Movie falls under Horror and Thriller genre
Held Movie falls under Horror and Thriller genre( Source : instagram )

Held movie ends when Emma realizes that Henry is involved in the trick and attacks him. Emma drives out of the home and stops on the highway to save Joe.

Held is a 2020 horror thriller movie directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing. Jill Awbrey scripted the film. The movie's main cast is Jill Awbrey as Emma, Bart Johnson as Henry, Travis Cluff as The Voice or Nathan, and Rez Kempton as Joe. 

The film was shot in Fresno, California. The movie was released on 21 October 2020 in the UK and 9 April 2021 in Canada and the United States. The film was again released on 25 April 2022 in the UK on Digital and DVD premiere.

The movie has a run time of 1 hour and 34 minutes. Tremendum Pictures is the Production Company of the movie. Magnet Releasing, Bulldog Film Distribution, Falcon Films, and Mongrel Media are among the Distributors for the film.

The plot centers around a couple's faltering marriage, which is put under stress when they are captured in a small holiday rental by a hidden Voice that directs their every move.

Held Movie Ending Explained

Held movie ending shows Emma figuring out the truth about Henry and attacking him to protect herself. She drives away in the last scene.

Emma is informed that either Ryan or Henry will suffer. She decides to stab Ryan since he isn't over her and constantly contacts her. Emma remembers how the drinks must have been poisoned, forcing them both to pass out the first night.

She tries to get Henry, but when she discovers the eyes are on her, she appears to sip from the glass while pouring it underneath the bedside cabinet. Emma seems to be sleeping as the mysterious man arrives to check on her.

When he departs, Emma chooses to explore and uncovers a secret entry inside the wardrobe of old clothing. She switches on the TV, which appears to be from the 1950s but plays records from that period.

Henry Barrett and Emma Barrett are the married couple in the film Held
Henry Barrett and Emma Barrett are the married couple in the film Held ( Source : instagram )

She finds that the Eden Group, a cult, has developed an organization and provides services to rectify marriages. Emma discovers a film of Henry dumping his drink on the first night and then changing Emma's clothes, but not before having his way with her against her will.

Emma is sad, so when she hears a commotion, she collects the vehicle keys and returns to her bedroom to pretend to be unconscious. The masked guy and Henry follow Emma to the car, and Henry remarks that he was not handed the proper auto keys.

When Henry arrives, Emma claims to have just awoken and been attacked by the man. Henry nearly believes her, but when he notices a trail of blood from her ear, he understands Emma has removed the control device and must have discovered the truth.

He excuses Emma from entering the home before attacking her and claims to have done everything for her. This allows Emma ample time to bring out the shocking gadget and shock him to the maximum.

She then tosses the device into a glass of whiskey and exits the house. As the light comes up, we see her driving away.

Held Plot Analysis

Held begins with Emma Barrett hailing a ride to a private luxury hotel deep in the forest, where she plans to spend the weekend with her husband, Henry, who will arrive the following day.

She looks to be a writer who is having difficulty writing, but more importantly and noticeably, she does not appear excited about her holiday. The polite driver, Joe, played by Rez Kempton, seeks to strike up a conversation, which Emma is similarly not interested in.

Nonetheless, Joe alerts her that the site appears dangerous while simultaneously asking for a bit extra on the tip, then departs. Nonetheless, Henry comes sooner than predicted, much to her surprise.

Held behind the screen with actress and writer Jill Awbrey
Held behind the screen with actress and writer Jill Awbrey ( Source : instagram )

The cocktails strike out Emma and Henry while a masked guy enters the bedroom, strips Emma, and re-dresses her in an old-fashioned nightgown from an ancient age.

When Emma and Henry wake up the following day, they are surprised, confused, and afraid to discover that their outfits have been changed with similar apparel, indicating that someone wants the ever-changing idea of marriage to return to something more conventional.

The pair tries to escape, only to discover that the gate is shut, the keys are missing, and the "Voice" has been drastically manipulated and distorted. Held provides enough interest with a regular backpack of surprises.

Movie Review

Held is not a scary film, although there is an uneasy scene in which the Voice instructs Henry to make love to his wife.

For most of the film's runtime, spectators are as in the dark as the primary protagonists. The fantastic bombshell that finally occurs changes the course of the story completely.

Nonetheless, it remains engaging throughout, owing to the uniqueness of its subject and the creators' carefully controlled directing. Their ability to utilize the camera successfully is illustrated when the pair are forced to sit for a formal meal in the middle of their terrors.

Bart Johnson played the character of Henry Barrett in the movie
Bart Johnson played the character of Henry Barrett in the movie ( Source : instagram )

It is displayed in an overhead perspective emphasizing the emotional distance between them. The film's most memorable character is eventually its ultra-modernistic, high-tech environment, which becomes frightening enough to provoke nightmares.

The movie got a 5.3/10 rating on IMDB. In contrast, the film earned 33 critics and 39% votes, and two stars from Rotten Tomatoes.

Many users commented on the film, saying Cinematography and visuals, along with the actors, played their part well. Some spectators were disappointed with the level of scary and modest acting.

Held Filming Locations

Held was filmed in Fresno, California. Fresno is a major city in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

M3GAN, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, Infinity Pool, The Devil Conspiracy, and Grim Weaver are also filmed in Fresno. The filming house was surrounded by bushes. The movie setup creates a horror atmosphere.

Fresno is a small city in California where horror movies are shot most
Fresno is a small city in California where horror movies are shot most ( Source : instagram )

Fresno is often known as the city of shooting horror movies for the Hollywood industry. Many Halloween events take place in Fresno.

Raisin Hell Ranch, Hobb's Grove, Billy Bob Hobb's Pumpkin Grove, and Beyond the Gates of Terror Haunted House are Halloween parties' primary hunted house locations.

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