Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. Vampires are the oldest brother who gets to have a room in the attic, all tripped out with a disco ball and shag carpet. Werewolves are the youngest, the babies, always getting pinched and told they're cute. With all that attention stolen away from the middle child zombie, no wonder she shuffles off grumbling, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."

- Kevin James Breaux

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Film Review: SPIDERHOLE (2013)

Squatters get more than they bargained for when they unwittingly find themselves inside the domain of a crazy killer in Spiderhole (2010).  Most of the time the killer captures his victims and then tortures them in a single location but this film takes it into a completely different set up by having four people get themselves trapped inside a killer’s spider-web in which the killer goes after them one at a time. 

There’s not much new or original about the concept but it does move at a brisk pace and is anything but uninteresting.  Once the four squatters realize their predicament the film gets interesting as the characters actually act and react like almost real characters might as they fight back and try to escape.  There’s an interesting twist with the killer that I didn’t see coming but in the grand scheme of things this is not a film that you will remember because it lacks that extra little something that would put it above the rest of the cannon fodder out there.

The film is written & directed by Daniel Simpson with cinematography by Vinit Borrison and together they do create a foreboding atmosphere to the film which works in the film’s favor and helps create a creeping mood.  This mood is extended in the music by Jason Cooper and Oliver Kraus so there are a few things that will keep the audience interested and on the edge of their seats.

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