In Attendance- Me
Cast Members of Note- Mischa Barton, Debra Kara Unger, Cameron Bright.
What's it about?- This movie sure starts on one f'd up note; a little girl is "Walled" into a tiny little space, and starts screaming for her dad. We then get to watch the room begin to quickly fill up with concrete, and hear her cries stop. Poor kid.
This is a story about a mason gone bat shit crazy, and a girl demolitions engineer sent to blow his building back to hell! Mostly. Mischa Barton plays a naughty girl trying to go straight by holding a job, except she cant escape her vices... she smokes weed, lets a 15 year old kid rub her up, has sex, takes of her shirt in front of strangers... she's trouble!
So anyways, years ago a bunch of people were sealed up in the walls of this old building and murdered (like the little girl), and now Mischa is prepping it for demolition, and odd things begin to happen. Thank god she has a creepy 15 year old little buddy that will keep her safe. Yeah. Trust him. I would.
I wont spoil the ending here for you, mainly because the ending spoiled the movie for me, but it's safe to say that creepiness ensues.
The Good- This movie had me entertained right up until the last 10 minutes or so, and then it completely lost its footing. I don't understand what happened in the final minutes of the third reel, as it lacked in a few different ways. I won't go into it here because I don't wait to spoil the events for those who haven't seen it, and it's mostly a decent movie, but it pissed me off.
With the pacing, there are some genuinely creepy moments in this movie. The whole idea of being "walled in" is seriously disturbing to me, and the theme works well in the creepy setting.
Mischa Barton actually did a pretty good job with her role in this. Unfortunately, Cameron Bright is still doing his "Creepy kid" routine, and it's no better than it was before.
The Bad- Are we supposed to buy Mischa Barton as a demolitions engineer? Or that she's sent on her first job alone to plan out the demo of a massive creepy old building? Don't they send teams in for that? And when the crew does show up, the way they behave seems to fit the plot more than it does reality.
The Downright Horrendous- They totally ripped off the Nightmare on Elm Street Rhyme! "9,10, He'll wall you in?" Thieves!
The Gory- A leg injury, blood dripping from a wall, spear gun violence, dog violence, a stabbing or two... this one contains a fair amount of violence I suppose.
The Naked- Mischa takes a bath, but we get no goodies. A few more times she teases us and comes close, but leaves us hanging.
Best Line- "But waking up with a dead dog as a house guest makes me think, perhaps it's time to go." or "She can't take care of you like I can."
What did we learn?- When someone says "Let's go" , just friggin leave. Also, never trust the creepy neighbors.
Rating- C- I actually like this movie until it absolutely shit the bed with about 10 minutes left, hence the low grade. For the most part this is well made, well acted, and does a great job with atmosphere and mood... I say see it, but the end will most likely leave you with a bad taste in your mouth.
Final Thoughts- She smokes weed, doesn't mind nudity, and has no issue with lesbian scenes... We like this girl.