Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Walled In...

I get really annoyed when a movie is put in the horror genre when the movie really isn't horror. I try not to take out my anger on the film, but sometimes you just can't help it. However, I was able to refrain from such condemnation on this movie. Aaron, Ashely, Matt, Chris, Tina, and I watched this movie last night and all in all, it was an interesting movie. The story centers around a young demolition engineer who is chosen by her father (Owner of a demolition firm) to go to this remote "apartment" building to prepare it for demolition by marking all the spots for the demolition crew to put the dynamite in. The building was designed by an eccentric architect who supposedly murdered several people and placed them in the inner walls of the building and encased them in concrete. The whole concept was interesting, the problem though, it didn't come across on film as well as I had hoped. This "thriller" could have been so much better if they would have explored into the architect and his belief in the occult of ancient Egypt more. There was some tension in the movie, but it was not all that "scary". I must admit though, it was not all that bad either. It did have some entertainment value and it did keep me interested throughout. The bottom line is that it is a good movie, but not great. It could have been great, but it just didn't bring it all together in my mind. There are also some eccentric residents still living in the building who make the young engineers time there very difficult. Check out the trailer below and see if this movie is one you might like to see. Not a bad movie night... just have plenty of popcorn!

Young engineer Sam (Mischa Barton) is hired to oversee the demolition of a remote building. However, she learns that the architect, in a perversion of Egyptian mythology, buried people alive in the walls. As Sam works to unravel the mystery behind this awful place, she is haunted by the spirits of the victims -- and the discovery that she may be next to die. Cameron Bright and Deborah Kara Unger co-star in this eerie thriller.

R For some violence
92 minutes
Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Mischa Barton
Deborah Kara Unger
Cameron Bright
Noam Jenkins
Shannon Jardine
Darla Biccum
Sophi Knight
Rob Roy
Josh Strait
Rob van Meenen

Film adaptation
A film adaptation of his best-seller French-language novel Les Emmur├ęs has recently been adapted into a film, Walled In.

This is the bestselling book that Serge Brussolo wrote that the film was based on. Brussolo is a French writer whose works range from science fiction, fantasy, to thriller.

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