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To explain: The main character starts out surviving a car crash and walking to a nearby insane asylum for assistance. Roll Eyes Here. Anyway, from the very beginning, the actress playing the main character was not very good at her trade. Not very good at all. Beyond that, she had no screen presence, she is somewhat unattractive and she speaks in a brutish sounding Eastern European accent. I hate to sound so critical, but I seriously wondered who the actress might have been in bed with to get even this meager role. Perhaps she was the director's girlfriend or something. As it turned out, that exact scenario was worked into the plot. She was 'playing' a bad actress who was sleeping with the director. Aha.
Next, we meet the director of the asylum who is, in my estimation, perhaps the second worst actor I've ever seen in a movie. EVER. And for reference, the #1 worst actor starred in the horrible Beyond the Wall of Sleep DVD.
But then, we are shown that the actor playing the asylum director is 'playing' a bad actor. Nevertheless, all the rest of his scenes are bad, just like the main character's. Go figure. In fact, other than the young girl playing the character Anna, the movie is filled with bad actors well deserving of gruesome horror-flick deaths.
Finally, it is explained how the whole experience is actually a movie within a movie, within another movie. Sadly, all three movies are beyond redemption.
In the 1970's the doctor at this hospital (movie location) made snuff films of his patients. This movie within the movie is about that doctor. Then the crew finds a hidden room which contained the actual snuff films. The director watches the film. Soon people start to die, but it is not a who-dun-it. The voices didn't match the lips (foreign).
Parental Guide: Adult language, simulated sex/oral sex/ girl-girl action. Minor nudity.
Then again, if this movie is any indication of Finland's horror scene, maybe I'm good in the States. I know, I know, judging an entire country on the basis of one movie would be like those same countries judging the US on the basis of a Todd Sheets movie. So I'll reserve judgment of Finland as a country until I see more.
As for this movie, it was crap.
Writer/Director Steven is filming his masterpiece, SILENT CREEK in an abandoned mental hospital in Finland where, in the 1970s, the police discovered the resident doctor was making snuff films featuring his patients. The place has been empty since then and Steven thought it would be perfect to film his movie, a fictionalized account of the very events that took place there, on location. Halfway through filming, the crew happens to find the original films made by the doctor, who had taken to calling himself The Auteur, in a sealed room. Steven becomes obsessed with the movies and in a scene I couldn't quite figure out either loses his mind or becomes possessed by the Auteur. From here you can figure out the last half of the movie: Steven, as Auteur, decides to make his movie as real as possible by killing off his cast and crew one by one, and filming it.
Wow. What a twist. I didn't see that coming. It was much better than CATS. I'm going to see it again and again. The victims then make the brilliant deduction that they're inside a horror film, so they need to start playing by the rules. First order of business, "Let's go to the basement." Hmm. Let's rethink this. Locked in a mental institution, a group of half a dozen strong, able-bodied people against one crazy man with an 8mm camera. Let's go to the basement.Read more ›
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