The Droving (2020) was on my 2020 Horror Movie watchlist; at least I can get some of them watched thanks to Amazon and Netflix. For those who don’t know, droving is the practice of walking livestock over long distances.
For being an 80-minute movie, I was concerned with my boredom at 13 minutes into the film. At that point, I told myself to give it ten more minutes before switching it off. I’m glad I did because I would’ve missed some creepy and strange happenings.
Daniel Oldroyd plays Martin, a man who returns from the armed services to find out what happened to his sister; he was in Hex (2017), another cool indie horror film from the UK. Throughout The Droving, he checks his heart rate, old school style with a finger on his throat while he counts, and watches his wristwatch. I don’t understand why he needed to do this, but he did.
The thrills aren’t hard-hitting, but that didn’t matter, the content made up for it. The lore that they introduced to me was interesting as I’d never heard of it before; I’m not checking to see if it’s real lore or made up for this film.
I enjoyed The Droving but can give it only 3 out of 5 Stars.