Every now and then a couple of films crop up on my Amazon wish list that grab my interest. The first of these this week is Open Grave from the director of Apollo 19. Now I know a lot of you didn't like that film, but I loved it. And when my go to guy for film reviews John Llewellyn Probert has good things to say about this film I take notice.
"OPEN GRAVE is obviously low budget, with only a few actors and relying mainly on location filming. What's great about it is that it's been made by people who actually know what they are doing. The script is clever and keeps you guessing up until the end, the direction"
Jon (Sharlto Copley, District 9, Elysium) wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives way to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat that's more vicious - and hungry - than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together before it's too late. Open Grave is a terrifying and twisted thriller that will keep you guessing until the bitter end.
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The second film that has grabbed my attention is Treehouse from the director Michael Bartlett. I have to admit that I am a sucker for backwoods horror. There is something intrinsically scary about woods and forests, and I have never liked treehouses.
If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a gruesome surprise. When a young girl and her little brother are the latest to go missing without a trace, their home town imposes a curfew, no one is allowed to go out after dark. But when a group of teenagers break the rules for a secret double date in the woods, they unwittingly stumble across an old isolated treehouse... And right into the middle of an unimaginable nightmare. Inside, they find the missing girl but her brother has vanished. Together they start to unravel the horror behind the killings... But while they re safe inside the Treehouse, they can t stay hidden for long. Whatever is out there is watching them, and waiting for them to come down. Treehouse is the bone-chilling horror that critics are calling a masterpiece in suspense and it will keep you hooked from beginning to bloody end.