A stellar cast headlines Rodrigo Cortes’ ‘Down a Dark Hall’ which is now available on VOD.
The movie tells the story of: “Five emotionally fragile teens are committed to Blackwood, a mysterious school for gifted girls. Mesmerized by the intense head mistress Madame Duret, they think they have found a place where they can finally flourish academically and artistically. The mystery deepens as they break through layer after layer of misdirection to discover the true, horrifying purpose of the school.”
Music, Math, Literature, and Art are the main classes and each student, with the exception of Veronica, find a class that brings out a hidden talent.
It doesn’t take long for the strange occurrences to start, as figures, faces, and shadows consistently lurk in the back of a good number of scenes, with a few jump scares to boot, but the film takes 30-boring minutes to get rolling towards the fun stuff, that isn’t very fun.
If you’re looking for scares, this movie has a few good jumps, and a creepy tone that will keep you interested, but the first 30-40 minutes of the movie is a hurdle you need to jump in order to get to the meat and potatoes of the film.
After a rough start, the film manages to recover and save itself from being completely terrible, to ending up being passable, although the story itself can be too convoluted for it’s own good.
‘Riot Girls’ Clip Ends with a Bloody Bang
According to the synopsis: “When a mysterious illness wipes out the entire adult population, the kids that are left behind split themselves into two groups. A vicious war ensues between the two rival gangs over territory, resources and survival.”
Starring Madison Iseman, Jenny Raven, and Paloma Kwiatkowski, the clip below shows a tense situation, ending with a bang.
Netflix Releasing Mind-Bending ‘Fractured’ in October
Starring Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Lucy Capri, Stephen Tobolowsky and Adjoa Andoh, the mind-bending film dropped a trailer today and it looks….crazy.
According to the synopsis: “Driving home after a tense holiday weekend with his in-laws, Ray Monroe, a well-meaning but overwhelmed family man, pulls into a rest area with his wife Joanne and daughter Peri. The trip takes a turn for the worse when Peri is hurt in an accident and the family rushes to a nearby emergency room run by a staff with dubious intentions. After being sent away for further testing Peri and Joanne vanish and all records of their visit disappear. Ray’s concern turns into a desperate race to find his family and discover the truth of what happened to them.”
Blumhouse Drops Trailer for ‘Sweetheart’
Blumhouse’s next film will be J.D. Dillard’s ‘Sweetheart’ which is a creature feature set to be released on VOD platforms, via Universal Home Entertainment, on October 22nd.
According to the synopsis: “Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and it doesn’t take her long to realize she’s completely alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but must also fend off the malevolent force that comes out each night.”
Kiersey Clemons, Emory Cohen, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, and Andrew Crawford star.
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