Release Date: Festival Circuit now; DVD/VOD soon.
Written by: Patrick Rea and Kendal Sinn.
Directed by: Patrick Rea.
Starring: Meg Saricks and Erin McGrane.
At first, we expected Nailbiter to be a cheap version of the 1996 Holy Grail of Tornado movies, Twister. Then we thought that it might be about a bunch of people running from a haunted tornado that was hungry for vengeance. Then, we thought it might be a ripoff of Burning Bright, and maybe it would trap a family in a mobile home with a rabid badger or something, with a massive F5 tornado bearing down on them.
When we finally saw Nailbiter, we were all like "Well, I certainly didn't expect that."
Tornadoes are scary business. The last few years alone have seen cities and states devastated by them, so any portrayal of them on film is bound to be a tension filled experience, especially for Midwestern Americans... and so a movie involving a threatening twister certainly earns a watch from us...
|Watch the road, woman!|
It's not long before they are forced off of the road by a massive Twister that is almost on top of them, and they take shelter in the storm cellar of an old abandoned farmhouse... or is it? Abandoned, I mean. It's not, and that's what I'm saying. What am I saying?
|She is not very neighborly.|
Oh.. what I was saying was, they break into this storm cellar, which out in the country is never the best idea, to wait out the storm. If it comes down to facing a massive Tornado or buying someone a new lock and apologizing profusely for trespassing on their land and breaking into their home... I'd make the same call. Unfortunately for them though, they pick the wrong cellar to take shelter in.
|Why aren't those people scared of that that tornado too?|
|The sequel might just be called "Bulletbiter."|
|Don't sit down, I just told them you were picking up steam...|
|Pants would be shat.|
P.S. Patrick Rea, if there is a part 2, there had better be double the tornadoes!