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Spiderhole Movie Review & Trailer

Review Date: January 15, 2012 at 6:55 AM

DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012

Review by Compay for LatinRapper.com

 

Starring: Amy Noble, Emma Griffiths Malin, George Maguire, John Regan

 

Spiderhole movie review

Spiderhole had the potential of being a solid horror movie, but it loses all spark thanks to recycled story ideas. Four London artists choose to squat squat in an abandoned home, where they find themselves trapped by a madman.


The only redeeming features of this movie are the visuals.  The setting is both creepy and foreboding, and the colors are excellent.  But aside from that, the film just isn't interesting.  Spiderhole borrows bits and pieces from other horror movies such as Hostel, and sports a musical score that's blatantly patterned after that of Saw.


The film begins as something of a ghost story, but shifts to slasher flick. Gore aficionados are sure to be let down, as torture in the film occurs almost entirely off-screen.  When one hipster squatter has his eyeball removed, it looks like a poorly-performed Penn & Teller trick.  The only explanation is that the film's budget simply didn't allow for gratuitous gore, which is disappointing for a movie in the vein of Hostel.

The worst aspect of Spiderhole is the wasted opportunity for an interesting back story.  Only in the later half of the movie are you provided glimpses of what motivates the maniac pursuing the squatters.  But it's not nearly enough to satisfy the curiosity of the audience.  The conclusion winds down with a painfully weak attempt at a twist, which isn't enough to save the movie.


There's one brief sex scene (no nudity), plenty of annoying crying, and a weak plot that will have you looking at your watch.  The only reason Spiderhole is worth a watch is because director Daniel Simpson put together a visually interesting film. But it's the recycled story, wasted plot opportunities, and lack of gore that makes this film a flop. Worth watching once on Netflix Instant if you're a horror fan, but not worth buying the DVD.

 

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