Saw this at ScreamFest 2008
B. Weeks | 04/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this in a little back banquet hall in Orlando Florida at last year's Screamfest. I really had no expectations, I was just tired of fighting the crowds to meet all the celebrities so I stopped in to see this movie.
First off I have to say the production is really poor. It feels almost like a college made movie, but the atmosphere completely makes up for it. The movie made me feel claustrophobic and dirty in a way I cannot really sum up in words. The gore is there in spades and the tension remains high throughout. You really never have much of an idea of what is going on, only that four girls are in this room trapped and a bloodthirsty Dr. comes in randomly and murders the girls at a certain time. I cannot say much more because it ruin it but I do recommend this movie to people who are fans of something NEW in the genre. Don't expect a hollywood production, no expect a scare a minute movie. It's a slow burner that eventually pays off and has some of the most haunting imagery I have seen in a long time.
I am very happy this is finally getting a DVD release."
A real scream--at myself
Jill M. Lyons | NJ, USA | 09/11/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Ok...I dont know if the two previous reviews were from people who financed this movie, but I'll give you a straight-up honest review from a horror afficiando.
Four women wake up in a warehouse-looking place with plastic and electrified wires as the walls. They are told that they are part of an experiment, and dont have any memories, blah blah...they are then one by one, cut with a "time" of death--that some dirty, nonsensical maniac comes to kill them. For no reason.
This movie doesnt make sense. Its poorly acted, edited, the plot-holes are canyon deep, and the gore is cheesy. Orange blood? They never explain WHY they kill the women, who this stupid dirty, bandaged murder-doctor is, or where they are. I stuck with it to at least try to understand the ending--which didnt make any sense either. Completely anti-climatic. You dont care if these women live or die, or even half-way into the movie, why they are there. I gave it one star, cuz I've seen far worse, and they "tried" on the effects, but thats all I can do. I regret paying $3 for it. Watch at your own risk--risk to your wallet. And no, there's no torture porn."
No pain in watching Bane...
J. Graham | Yorkshire, UK | 06/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a gem of a movie!! A totally British film that shows full respect to some of the finest from the horror genera and isn't afraid to tip it's hat to some all time classic horror / Sci-Fi movies of the past. It's one part Slasher, one part Sci-Fi and the story carries the underpinning of a psychological thriller...
Four women wake up in a 'testing lab' which must be one of the bleakest sets every used within a movie, and as a viewer you don't escape that feeling of claustrophobia as they struggle to come to terms with what's going on, or what is going to happen... The film carries the story fantastically, dropping the viewer small bits of information until dropping in a great twist towards the end throwing the viewer off guard, and changing your perception of some of the key characters.
All the women actors do an amazing job in this movie, this is due to the fact there is little distraction away from their predicament on screen, and they each convince the viewer of each characters personality, (although none of them know who they are / were) but the sense of who they are in their current situation is portrayed in the finest way I've seen in any movie in some time.