Forget Me Not (2009 film)
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|Forget Me Not|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Tyler Oliver|
|Written by||Tyler Oliver
Brittany Renee Finamore
|Music by||Elia Cmiral|
|Edited by||Radu Ion|
|Distributed by||Phase 4 Films|
|Running time||95 minutes|
Forget Me Not is a 2009 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Tyler Oliver. Premiering on August 24, 2009, the film had a limited theatrical released and stars Carly Schroeder, Cody Linley, Micah Alberti, Brie Gabrielle, and Jillian Murray.
The film opens with a little girl (Courtney Biggs), crying and running through a graveyard. She makes it to her house and her parents ask her what's wrong. The girl responds, "I don't remember."
Years later: Sandy Channing (Carly Schroeder) and her brother, Eli (Cody Linley), are college students who attend a party at their friend T.J.'s house. Everyone goes to the graveyard to play a game. A new girl their age (Brittany Renee Finamore) joins them. They play a ghost version of 'Tag', and the new girl wins. The girl asks Sandy if she remembers her. Sandy tells her she doesn't, with the girl stating, "You will," before jumping from the cliff behind her. The police arrive but are unable to find a body. There is a flashback to two girls playing The Game in the graveyard during the day, one is Sandy and the other is presumably the girl who jumped off this cliff. Sandy is the ghost during the game and when she finds the other girl, who requires an inhaler, they sit and talk, the other girl explains that the flower in her hair is a Forget Me Not, which is put on the graves so they remember the dead. Sandy says she doesn't know any dead people, and the girl replies, "I do". She gives the flowers to Sandy proclaiming them best friends, to which Sandy replies, "Best Friends Forever."
The next day, Layla (Chloe Bridges) and Chad (Zachary Abel) have sex in Chad's car, after which Chad tells Layla he wants to break up. Furious, Layla throws his class ring, which was hanging on her necklace, into the lake. Chad drives off and leaves her alone. Layla goes into the lake to retrieve the necklace when she sees a mysterious girl in the water. She is then drowned by the girl, who is revealed to be a demonic incarnation of the new girl who had disappeared the night before. Meanwhile, Chad arrives at Sandy and Eli's house, and when Sandy mentions Layla, Chad seems to have forgotten who she is.
The rest of the group is waiting for T.J. (Sean Wing) to come so they can go on their spring break trip. T.J. is negotiating a deal to buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend, Lex (Jillian Murray). He is soon killed by the now-demonic Layla. When Sandy mentions T.J. to her boyfriend Jake (Micah Alberti), he and the rest of the group have no memory of T.J., just like Layla. Sandy then finds T.J.'s contact information erased from her cell.
The group stops at a convenience store, with Lex distracting the cashier by having sex with him while everyone else steals liquor and food. Frustrated with Lex's promiscuous behavior despite dating T.J., Sandy walks off. Chad is killed next when the ghosts make his car explode. Sandy yells at Eli to pull over when she sees Chad's car. However, no one but Sandy remembers who Chad is, and they drive to T.J.'s house, which appears vacant and in ruin. As Sandy goes into the house with Jake and Eli, Lex and Hannah (Brie Gabrielle) get into an argument in the car. Sandy begins to remember the unnamed girl from the graveyard as her childhood friend. Lex is killed by undead versions of her murdered friends. The other three think Sandy is crazy, as none of them remember Lex anymore.
Sandy and the others go to the police station, where they learn the mysterious girl's name is Angela Smith and she lives in a convent. At a hotel, Hannah and Eli go to the pool and have sex, after which Hannah is killed by the ghosts. Sandy and Jake then discover Angela is in a coma. At the convent, Jake is killed and Eli doesn't remember Jake anymore. He realizes that they are being erased from time, just like the rhyme they sang before playing the game in the graveyard. After heading home, Sandy, whose parents believe she has become depressed, is sedated and taken to the hospital. While there, Eli is killed by his friends' ghosts. At the hospital, Sandy asks for Eli, of whom her parents have no recollection at all.
Sandy dreams of a time where she and her friends played a scary prank on Angela (Bella Thorne), who had a seizure in front of the convent after knocking her head into the door. Angela's mom then comes out of her home and screams who did this to her. It is revealed that the little girl at the beginning of the film is a young Sandy, and the girl who mysteriously vanished and has been committing the murders is Angela. Sandy awakes and, recalling the rhyme to "kill the ghost or seal your fate," goes to Angela's room and switches off her life support. However, she then finds Angela sitting up in bed. Sandy is chased up to the roof by the ghosts of her friends, and encounters the young version of Angela. After Sandy's failed attempt to reason with her, young Angela hands her a bouqet of flowers called (Forget-me-not) and looks up, a demonic expression on her face as she says, "Best friends forever, right, Sandy?" This scares Sandy, and she falls from the roof. The film ends with Angela "miraculously" awakening from her coma, while Sandy is revealed to have taken her place in a coma of her own.
- Carly Schroeder as Sandy Channing
- Courtney Biggs as Young Sandy
- Cody Linley as Eli Channing
- Joey Luthman as Young Eli
- Micah Alberti as Jake Mitchell
- Brie Gabrielle as Hannah
- Jillian Murray as Alexis "Lex" Mitchell
- Zachary Abel as Chad
- Kenton Duty as Young Chad
- Sean Wing as T.J.
- Chloe Bridges as Layla
- Brittany Renee Finamore as Angela Smith
- Bella Thorne as Younger Angela Smith
- Barbara Bain as Sister Dolores
- Dan Gauthier as Sheriff Mitchell
Forget Me Not was released at the Fantasy Filmfest on August 24, 2009. The film grossed $1,852 on its opening weekend. It has a grossed a total of $75,500 to date.
The film has received mixed reviews from film critics. The movie received an 88% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes but it has been criticized for non-credible acting, a predictable plot, and lack of scares. Despite this, the film showing teenagers in a more realistic light has been the one thing critics praised about the film.
Forget Me Not was released on DVD on May 24, 2011.