Archive for May 24th, 2010

A Crack in the Floor

by on May.24, 2010, under Daily Review

This film has given me hope for the usual cheap crappy low budget horror which is usually made with the artist talent of an 80’s tv pilot with frugal producers. This film is not far off this quote but it has a great cast of unknowns and a great script. Where it’s lacking is in plot and finance for a good dp and an effects team.
The story starts with a young lad living out in the woods with his mother. They get attacked by hicks, she’s raped and murdered, he’s left for dead. Years later, he’s still living in that old shack in the basement, hacking up any holiday makers who may stumble across his pad. And so, a bunch of friends find themselves bedding down for the night.
The real strength of this film is the character generation of the bunch of friends. All this is real good and enjoyable although it’s not exactly filmed well. The charter of guy killer in the basement is dreadful and so obvious that it really ruins this film.
So, as a final word, I enjoyed this film more than expected, give it a go, but be a bit forgiving.

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