Friday, 14 August 2009

100 FEET


This entry is quite short because really the less you know about it the more effective it is, and I'm really not a big fan of spoiling movies any more than strictly necessary. Sometimes it's impossible to really discuss without revealing important plot information, but in this case I think it's best to leave as little as possible.

In this instance all I'm going to say is that I rather liked 100 Feet, the latest Eric Red thriller. Adopting the electronic tag idea last seen in the functional Disturbia and bolting on a supernatural revenge angle, it has Famke Janssen under house arrest, on probation for her abusive husband's murder, and having minimal contact with the outside world except for deliveries. But she's not alone in the house....

It's generally pretty entertaining with some nice scare moments, and if it does go a bit over the top in the final reels when the supernatural elements stop sneaking about in the background and spectacularly reveal themselves, I'm not about to complain. It's a crowd-pleasing horror film and not a tract about human guilt and spiritual redemption; it made me jump a few times and the effects when they arrive are, well, effective. Worth a rental.


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