Review: ‘The Vault’ Is A Must See, Intense, Supernatural Tale Of Desperation

September 3, 2017

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:

How far would you go to save the life of your brother or sister? If they were in trouble and owed some dangerous people a lot of money would you be willing to rob a bank to help them out?
In Dan Bush’s The Vault, the Dillons, a group of siblings, team up to rob a bank, but that’s not as easy as it sounds. Played by Scott Haze (Midnight Special, interview), Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black), Francesca Eastwood (Final Girl), the Dillons and two associates, Keith Loneker (Outlaws and Angels) and Michael Milford (Deserted), are on a mission to steal enough cash to cover Michael’s (Haze) debts. Little do they know there is something inside the bank that is much more dangerous than the cops waiting outside.

Once the Dillons have taken hostages and checked the cash drawers they learn that they are still short of their goal. That’s when one of the hostages (James Franco) tell them about a vault in the basement of the bank. After the vault is opened something dark and deadly is unleashed.
This where I vow not to tell you anymore. I really would hate to spoil this fantastic film for you. You need to see it for yourself. But you should know that Q’orianka Kilcher (The Alienist), Jeff Gum (Day of the Dead 2017), and Pacific Rim’s Clifton Collins Jr. also appear in The Vault. Bush co-wrote the film with Conal Byrne.
As far as The Vault is concerned, I found it interesting, and intense. In a world where we are stuck with so many remakes, reboots, and reused ideas, The Vault is a breath of fresh air. It’s something unexpected that you have never seen before. And yes, it is scary. There are some seriously creepy scenes that will have you on the edge of your seat. And the twists? Superb.
Usually, I can find something about a movie that I didn’t like or that didn’t make sense, but I just can’t in the case. I was left very impressed. The story, the effects, the cast, everything was dead on.
Bush takes a heist film and a horror film throws them together in a blender and serves them to viewers in one fantastic, frightening, 91-minute experience.

There are few films that get my full approval, but The Vault definitely does. Now, stop reading this and go watch it. It’s now out on VOD.
Director Dan Bush took us inside The Vault in an interview, and Scott Haze talked with us about his role in our interview. Be sure to check it out.


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