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Our heroine is Katrine (Neel Rønholt) has recently suffered the death of her mentally ill mother, and has moved into a dorm at a university in Copenhagen. Katrine is assigned Room 205, where it turns out that something not very nice happened there once, which would explain the apparition that she starts seeing in the mirror. However, Katrine's immediate problem is that she has gotten on the bad side of Sanne (Julie R. Olgaard), after sleeping with her boyfriend. The precipitating event is a mean spirited prank that goes awry, and then things start to happen in this 2007 movie, which is good because the first half develops at a lathargic pace and the dominant tones of brown and yellow start to ware thin on the eyes.Read more ›
The minus part is the slow moving plot. It's in no hurry to get anywhere fast, and it will reveal it's secrets when it wants to. That took the two stars away for it in my opinion.
The plus side is the eerie photography and the atmosphere of dread. A lot of the scenes appear blurry and washed out, but it adds to the surreal eerie atmosphere. And when the ghost does appear, there are odd sounds with her that remind one of "The Grudge".
One of the leads actually steals the movie with her acting and just how convincingly mean she made her character.
it is worht a watch, it is a foreign dubbed film, and not of the usual pacing and photography of the American movies.
It starts when new girl Katrine (Neel Ronholt) moves into the dorm. Much of the movie's subtext and subplotting involves the subtle and rather savage unspoken hieracrchy that occasionally rears its ugly head in academic settings, with its social pecking orders and sometimes quiet/sometimes overt conflicts. Katrine starts off on the wrong foot by accidentally getting on the bad side of the wrong people, and their campaign to drive her out of the dorm begins. At first it seems like just little things but it starts getting ugly. One of the pranks to scare her involves a mock assault patterened on the legend of Room 205, which seems to 'wake up' the ghost, and the college is plagued by a string of seemingly accidental deaths. All of which leads into uncovering the origin of the 'haunted room' legend and who and what the angry spirit really is.
Room 205 is completely different from other college-themed horror movies like Sorority Row and ...Read more ›
Room 205 isn't going to grab you by the lapels and shake you. In fact, it's difficult to really get into the story or characters early on. The fact that the whole atmosphere is dark, dreary, and rainy all of the time doesn't help, but the real burden the film has to overcome is the fact that it develops very slowly over the course of the first half hour. It's even difficult to get much of a read on the main character, Katrine (Neel Rønholt), who initially comes across as a shy and unassuming young lady just entering university; there's an air of mystery about her, however, as we see some definite conflict between her and her father and soon learn that her mother killed herself some time earlier. Her new dorm mates are rather standoffish, especially Sanne (Julie Ølgaard), and we know they basically ran the last dorm mate out of the house; you're either in or out, and Rolf (Mikkel Arendt) was out.Read more ›
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In order to review the movie Room 205, I have to start with with the DVD cover itself. In the bottemish left hand side [... Read morePublished on December 30, 2009 by Michelle Duncan
I really hoped for better when I picked this up. "Room 205" doesn't really have a unique plot or above average acting, and the scare factor is very low. Read morePublished on April 21, 2009 by Z Hayes
When you watch a ghost story, you expect some spooks, chills and a few explanations about the backstory. Read morePublished on January 2, 2009 by Angela Wilson
ROOM 205 baffled me. There is so much not to like about it. For instance, the entire movie is dubbed, and by voice-actors who sound like they've been chugging Dramamine. Read morePublished on November 19, 2008 by Mark Eremite