Pretty fun little horror flick.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a good movie to rent on a fun night with friends and a bottle of wine. Some of the "scary" parts are actually laughable but that's OK, I'd rather laugh than sream. The last third of the movie is basically Mario Lopez and Stephen Saux trying to find the killer. Those two seem to work together pretty well and are the most natural of the bunch. It is hard to find in the states but it was in most blockbusters and Rogers Video stores when I went back to Canada. I ended up buying it real cheap on Amazon and think you may want to do the same. Great scene with Gary Busey that is strange but fun."
Compared to some of the other junk I've seen lately....
Matt Ehrhorn | KS United States | 01/10/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This one's a tough call. Well, I've been on a post-'90s, straight-to-video horror movie kick, and, honestly, compared to some of the other junk I've sat through recently, "A Crack in the Floor" looks pretty good. Yes, its plot is threadbare and hardly original, and, sure, many of the scenes are purely time-fillers -- but, man, look at that oddball cast! Gary Busey and Rance Howard (that's Ron Howard's dad, by the way) pop up in one bizarre and twistedly funny scene that demonstrates the difference between city kids and backwoods chicken farmers (granted, the scene is a little forced and wholly unnecessary, but, darn it, for some reason it cracked me up anyway. Busey's a nut!) Tracy Scoggins, Bo Hopkins, Mario Lopez (dude--that's Slater from "Saved by the Bell"! Totally awesome, man!) and, if anyone remembers, David Naughton from "An American Werewolf in London" (although his part is so small and inconsequential that you barely notice him.) Also, the main cast of young actors actually do a passable job. A few of them were even quite good (with the exception of the pothead chick, whose dialogue consisted of little else than, "What do ya smoke? Cigarettes or weed?" --really, if people actually talked like that, oh what a dull and stupid world this would be.)
But, overall, this movie worked for me on some levels. Some of it was tedious and dumb, but there were some honest laughs, some honest shocks (like the two guys discovering the redhead in her sleeping bag with her neck twisted around) and even some unexpected twists (such as people getting knocked off early who I thought were going to be the main heroes/heroines) and a surprising downbeat ending.
No, it's not great, and it does get downright meanspirited towards the end, but, compared to a straight-to-video, killer-in-the-woods pile of junk that I watched recently called "Fear Runs Silent," this one's a masterpiece."
Deputy steals the show!
Josef D. Komarinski | Los Angeles, Ca United States | 08/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you like creepy, chilling movies that keep you on the edge of your seat then A CRACK IN THE FLOOR is for you. Great performances by Gary Busey, Mario Lopez, Bo Hopkins, and newcomer Stephen Saux. Saux steals the show as the small town deputy searching for the ever increasing number of missing persons. Directed wonderfully, but editing and music is less than disireable."
I want my money and my time back!
Josef D. Komarinski | 10/27/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I only watched this movie for one reason; I'd heard Tracy Scoggins was in it. Sadly, she only appears for a few seconds, in the only role that isn't detestible. The plot is simplistic to the point of non-existance. The characters are miles beyond idiotic, to the point where you suspect the scriptwriters are. There isn't enough suspense or finesse to fill a teaspoon. The only appeal Busey's character holds in his brief appearance is to those who find the extremes of gross amusing--in short, adolescent mentality that laughs at anything disgusting and cruel that Hollywood's been shovelling their way for the past few years. Makes some of the bad B-movies of the 50's look positively sophisticated and artsy. If it was meant to be a vague Blair Witch rip-off, it has more in common with the story of Hansel and Gretel (except that was scarier). I wish they allowed "zero" stars in the Amazon.com ratings..."