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Monday, August 2, 2010

[6.00/10] Walled In (2009)


Walled In (2009)

Short Review: While far from great, "Walled In" offers fairly original and intriguing story, creepy and claustrophobic atmosphere and decent performances from all the actors involved. It's by no means a scary horror film, but more a supernatural mystery. The film's about a demolition company agent, who uncovers the horrifying secrets held within a building she's having razed. If you think soap opera star Mischa Barton wouldn't make a believable demolitions expert, you are so wrong. Her performance as Sam is pretty convincing and competent. Cameron Bright is a bit stiff, yet quite believable as the evil teenager, and Deborah Unger never fails to deliver as Jimmy's mother. The set design of the abandoned building in the middle of nowhere is well used and quite effective. The building is dark, depressing and truly creepy and full of claustrophobic rooms and mazes, and secret corridors, that provoke the imagination. Despite some pacing problems, the film is never dull or boring, and manages a few scary moments over its 90 minutes running time. Bizarre, yet quite entertaining, "Walled In" is a comparatively well-executed first English language feature from French director Gilles Paquet-Brenner.

  • My Rating: 6.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 0% (2 Reviews)
  • IMDb: 4.9/10

2 comments:

Jaccstev said...

The poster is well made indeed. Is there another long haired ghost woman here?

Nebular said...

No long-haired female ghosts here, Jaccy. Just the sweet "Orange County" star, Mischa Barton with a ponytail :)