Lindsay Lohan Among The Shadows

It’s hard to remember now, but back in the early ’00s Lindsay Lohan was America’s sweetheart and one of the most promising young actors in Hollywood.  Sadly, she soon became more interested in… um, other stuff.  Like… liquid stuff.  Or powdered stuff.  (Allegedly!)  It may have taken a long time, but it looks like the star that we once fondly referred to as LiLo might be back doing what she was meant to do– act!

After wrapping up a supporting role on the Rupert Grint/Nick Frost Britcom ‘Sick Note’, Lohan now headlines the werewolf horror flick ‘Among the Shadows’.  (Like ‘Sick Note’, this appears to be another British production.)  Lohan plays Patricia, a woman who hires a werewolf private investigator, Kristy Wolfe (ouch!) to find out who is trying to kill her politician husband.  Relative newcomer Charlotte Beckett portrays Kristy.  (I can’t type that last name again.  I think I strained my soul the first time.)  ‘Feel the Dead’s Gianni Capaldi costars as Lieutenant McGregor.

On top of protecting Patricia’s husband, Kristy and McGregor are investigating the death of her uncle, which I assume is the near-murder shown in the trailer, which you can watch below.

The budget on this is tiny (reportedly just $2 million) and I’ve never heard of anyone else in the cast.  That doesn’t mean it’s terrible.  But the fact that this movie was finished in 2016, yet sat on the shelf collecting dust until now probably means that, yes indeed, it’s terrible.

Lohan previously attempted an acting comeback with 2013’s ‘The Canyons’, another movie that looks like it was made for $5, a stack of coupons and a bunch of favors, but surprise, it was eviscerated by critics when it was finally released straight-to-streaming.  Soooo… that comeback didn’t really happen.

Belgian director Tiago Mesquita has only helmed one other film, another horror movie ‘Un film avec une très bonne histoire’.

‘Among the Shadows’ is expected to be released on March 5, although it isn’t clear how.  I’m guessing streaming and DVD because nobody’s paying to see this in a theater.