Monday, September 5, 2011

40 Days of Night(mares) Day 14: Favorite Indie Horror Movie

I was turned onto today's selection through a few horror blogs. It was listed as a comedy/horror on the level of a Shaun of the Dead. That was enough to bring me in. Then I read the plot synopsis (SPOILERS AHEAD):Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson, goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are contacted by her kidnapper, an insufferable FBI Special Agent takes charge of the case.But, from deep within the psychopathic subterranean world created by Otis, Riley turns the tables on her tormentor, manages to escape and to contact her parents. And, fed up with the tragi-comic inability of the FBI to find their girl, Will, Kate, and Riley's brother, Reed decide to take matters - and justice - into their own hands.
Holy crap. This is a brutal and hilarious movie about misfits, modern, bottom-feeding journalism and the lengths people are willing to go to get what they want. Daniel Stern and Illeana Douglas are insanely funny as the parents of Otis's victim. It goes exactly where you think it will most of the way through the film and then takes a Shymalian turn (and I mean that in a good way). There's also a great turn by the always delightful Kevin Pollak as a big brother with a big problem. I highly recommend you run out and get this. It is a perfect example of what horror can be outside of the studio, by the books, make sure we can make sequels play book.

No comments:

Post a Comment