Christine Taylor (DODGEBALL, ZOOLANDER and THE CRAFT) stars as Amy, a young schoolteacher with a lifelong fear of hospitals. But when her boyfriend is injured in a car crash and taken to a hospital that no longer exists, A... more »my and a concerned stranger (Jerry O?Connell of CROSSING JORDAN and SCREAM 2) enter a nightmare where demons walk among us, hallucinations run rampant, and sultry nurses engage in lesbian blood rites. What is the shocking secret of ?St. Rosemary?s?? Why does Amy dread these cursed halls of healing? And what final soul-ripping horror lies waiting behind the door of ROOM 6? Shane Brolley (UNDERWORLD), Chloe Moretz (THE AMITYVILLE HORROR), Ellie Cornell (HALLOWEEN 5) and Kane Hodder (JASON X) co-star in this graphic shocker from the producers of FREE ENTERPRISE, HOUSE OF THE DEAD and ALL SOUL?S DAY« less
"Compared to many of the most recent "horror" films, ROOM 6 seems to be a classic, although it has its many flaws. Nonetheless, it has a spooky mood a'la KINGDOM HOSPITAL and its performers can actually act, for a change. Christine Taylor fills the role of scream queen nicely, playing a young woman with an unusual phobia of hospitals. Seems like something terrible happened when she was twelve. That presents a problem when her hunky fiancee is injured in an automobile accident and is carted off via ambulance to St. Rosemary's Hospital. Problem is, Taylor can't find her beau and she joins fellow crash victim Jerry O'Connell, whose sister vanished too. Shane Brolly (UNDERWORLD) plays the boyfriend, who is pretty stupid in the long run. He never seems to notice the unusual hospital personnel, doesn't ask where his girlfriend is, doesn't act like he's concerned about the weird hospital..until it's too late. Ghostly happenings and some unusual camera techniques help the atmosphere, and for a low budget flick, ROOM 6 is worth a look."
Facing Your Fears
Joshua Koppel | Chicago, IL United States | 02/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A young woman has a fear of hospitals due some terrible thing she did when she was younger. She still has terrible nightmares about being in a hospital. Now she is faced with a relationship that is developing to the next stage when the two are in an auto accident. He is taken by an ambulance to a hospital. She is not allowed to ride with him and they do not tell her which hospital. She doesn't realize the omission until after she takes a cab to the closest hospital. She then meets the driver of the other vehicle. He tells a similar story. Together they try and find her partner and his sister. Their search of all of the hospitals turns up nothing.
Meanwhile her boyfriend is in a strange hospital and the staff are the ones from her nightmares. He realizes things are not right and tries to learn more and get out of the hospital despite the warnings from others in his ward. He witnesses strange and terrifying things. But as he tries to get out his girlfriend is following unorthodox methods and learns about an old hospital that burned down before she was born. She is told she can find it if she really wants to. The two paths converge as she has to face her fears and their causes before she can locate her boyfriend and help him. The end is unexpected and help explains much of the strangeness in the earlier parts of the film.
This is a film you have to stick with. At first I though it was very poorly written. Take the accident for instance. There are no police. There is no exchange of information. The participants just walk away and leave their vehicles behind. But this and many other strange things will make sense if you watch the whole movie. But you will have to put the bits together. There are no replays of scenes from different angles like in The Sixth Sense or Hide And Seek. But if you do stick with it you will discover what the film is really all about and it really works quite well. But it is not what you would really expect from the trailer. I personally think it winds up being better that they trailer lets on. Check it out."
Not as bad as I had thought, but that's not saying much
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 12/03/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Of all the recent direct to DVD horror movies that Anchor Bay has been churning out lately, it's safe to say that Room 6 is one of the best. Sadly though, that's not really saying a whole lot: Room 6 features many of the cliche' story conventions and predictable twists, and arguably one of the dumbest characters in a recent horror movie that I've seen lately in Shane Brolly (Underworld: Evolution) who after a car accident is taken to a mysterious hospital where the patients don't come back. Christine "Mrs. Ben Stiller" Taylor stars as his wife, who along with another victim of the accident (Jerry O'Connell) looks to find out just what's going on. The plot hardly makes sense, but Taylor, Brolly, and O'Connell are decent enough in a film that is far undeserving to feature any of them in it. Gore effects are good and Ellie Cornell (all grown up from the later Halloween films) is here, as are some blood drinking lesbian nurses (always a plus in my book), so Room 6 isn't as bad as it could have been. It's worth a look for horror afficiondos, but that's it."
Stephen M. Greene | New York, NY | 01/26/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Absolutely horrible. 1 star at best. What's there not to like? The acting is absolutely horrible. The special effects, especially the make-up, look amateur - the blood (and there is lots of it) looks very fake. Email me if you disagree. I hope I find a buyer for this DVD when I sell it on ebay..."
Low budget shocker disappoints
Paul A. Klinger | Granada Hills, California United States | 01/03/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This Anchor Bay direct to video flick has a terrific premise about a man who is in an automobile accident and is taken to a hospital that has long been closed. His girlfriend tries to find him. The suspense is excellent. Then, once the truth is revealed, the movie slows and the effects are largely overdone and cheap, with a lot of ambiguity as to just what happened. It would have been much better if there were no ghosts and the story had a logical conclusion. Still, it will give the viewer a few good moments. I guess you could do worse."