A nightmarish offspring of "Groundhog Day" and "Memento", conceived when they mated on board of Flying Dutchman,
This review is from: Triangle (DVD)
"Triangle" is a well thought and clevery made psychological horror and I liked it a lot. It was made on a budget and without any major stars being present, but I think it actually did this film a lot of good.
The charm of this film is all in the story, its twists and its secrets - and so I will not reveal anything other than the opening sequence: a young woman comforts a hysterically sobbing little boy (her son) and once he stops crying explains him, that Mummy is just taking this one day off to go make a tour on sailing boat with friends. The rest of the film is for you to discover... Let's just say one thing - one should REALLY think twice before boarding the Flying Dutchman, because there may very well be NO ESCAPE from this seven times cursed ship!
The atmosphere in "Triangle" is a mixture of weird and scary, but even if it progressively gets scarier and scarier it never gets too weird. The director kept the film very strictly under control and therefore there is no obvious plot holes or useless scenes. Thanks God there is also no any kind of absurd "final battle" scenes which hurt so many thrillers and horrors. The ending (last 5 minutes) is quite clever - and chilling... Melissa George did a very very good job in this film and helped a lot to make it a success as her character (Jess) is the center of all the story and all other actors play (very honestly) supporting roles.
"Triangle" may not be a masterpiece, but it is one of the best, most intelligent, scariest and best made horrors I saw in recent years. I can not exactly say that I enjoyed it, because there is a deep sadness in it (after all it is about a really terrifying CURSE - and they are rarely funny), but I am very glad that I discovered it. Enjoy!