'Old Flames Never Die' Review: Baffling plot unravels psychotic serial killer
Wes makes a comeback into Kira's life and just won't leave. What does she do?
Spoilers for 'Old Flames Never Die'
We've all been in love; the kind we never wanted to move on from. 'Old Flames Never Die' is the true testament to the saying "Protect what you love", but on a completely bizarre note.
Kira (Crystal Lowe) rekindles her bond with high school sweetheart, Weston (Lou Ferrigno Jr), after a massive drinking binge on a rather unfortunate evening. We're even made to think that Wade is as good as it gets; being charming yet understanding. Little do we (and Kira) know that the man has already mentally killed all those on Kira's favorites list. Brace yourself and read on to know how this one ends.
A one-night stand is usually a red flag; nothing good comes out of it. Unfortunately for Kira, she picked the arms of the wrong man to find comfort in. The woman just about finds out that her fiancee, Tyson (Rich Paul), is cheating on her. Naturally, as is the case with such situations, she needed an outlet. Will good ol' Wes be her confidante?
The movie takes several twists and turns, and at one point, you even yearn to want to protect Kira. Even after going through a fiasco with both Ty and Wes, a friendly, former school friend, Avery (Whitney Able) watches out for Kira. Their friendship could potentially be a wholesome one but remember, Wes hasn't let go of Kira since high school. What now?
In a short span of time, we see that Wes is the one who spiked Kira's drinks, which resulted in terrible migraines. He continued to keep up with the games so he'd come off as caring, and the ideal one to bridge the hole in Kira's life. In order to establish himself as so, Wes kills off Randy (Preston Sadleir), a close friend of Kira's; he found a corpse in Wes's car.
Wes also gets the idea that Avery keeps sending warning signals to Kira since the woman dated Wes for a few years. In time, she's out of the picture too.
Wes's final attempt to be one with Kira is to get rid of her cheating fiancee, who by the way, is on good terms with Kira and mending his ways. A tough Kira quickly uses a wasp spray to catch Wes off-guard and puts an end to him for good. With a bloody Wes on the floor, Kira signs his copy of her book with, "To old flames and new beginnings".
The to-be-weds, Kira and Tyson, decide to work on their relationship and agree to get married.
'Old Flames Never Die' was released on February 11, 2022, on LMN.