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Joel David Moore stars with Zachary Levi (Chuck) and Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia and THE GRUDGE 2) in the harrowing story of a shy and possibly disturbed telemarketer/painter, his arrogant longtime friend and boss, and the carefree new co-worker whose love may offer a portrait of normalcy. But in a life scarred by dark secrets, can the truth be the most horrifying pose of all? Tricia Helfer of Battlestar Gallactica co-stars in this acclaimed psychological shocker co-directed by Adam Green and Moore that FrightFest hailed as "almost unbearably tense... a Hitchcock-tail of precision direction and startling imagery packing a final shock punch!"
- Widescreen Presentation
- Audio Commentary with Director Adam Green, Writer-Producer-Director-Actor Joel David Moore, Writer-Producer Jeremy Danial Boreing, Director of Photography Will Barratt, and Actors Amber Tamblyn and Zachary Levi
- Spinning Spiral: The Making Of Spiral
Top Customer Reviews
Despite the flaws, "Spiral" remains an interesting film. Joel David Moore seems to get inside Mason's skin, although he overdoes Mason's tortured personality so it hardly seems believable that he hangs out with the people he does. Amber Tamblyn is thoroughly likeable as . . . Amber, but the chemistry between her and Moore never quites succeeds. The cinematography is adept, with its hues of orange and red, and the use of rain.
The extras offer nothing special (except the trailer, which is interesting only because it splices all the tense moments into a minute that perhaps bests the film itself).
This film is a decent way to spend an evening, but I don't recommend going out of your way to see it.
I Like Horror Movies
Once Nathan started talking in complete sentences, the film became more interesting. It really explores the relationship between two very opposite individuals.
The ending, however, made it a thriller. The action picks up. There is no blood or gore in this movie, however.
So - I would watch this if you can survive a slow to develop film. It does satisfy in the end.
Finally, The jazz score was great. And the moral of the story: Acts like a psycho, talks like a psycho = psycho.
Where do I start? I actually really liked this. I was expecting to as Adam Green and Joel David Moore were both involved with Hatchet, which is a guilty pleasure of mine. While Hatchet is half comedy and half gorefest, Spiral is more of a dramatic thriller that builds towards the ending. Spiral, while being low budget, is shot in superb fashion. The way its shot is actually its charm. I love the way the camera gets shaky during the scenes where Mason seems like he's going to lose it or when he finally does. Joel David Moore is also in top form here. His talent truly shines in this role. Everything from his body language to the way he chomps his teeth when he gets nervous, he sucks you in. You wind up feeling sorry for Mason even though you know he's twisted in some way. Witnessing his character unveil how dark really is is just amazing. The other actor I was really impressed with was Zachary Levi.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you enjoy psychological thrillers, you will love this. Joel David Moore was so convincing as Mason. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Tamera Hodges
The movie is thrilling psychology and has a unique and original plot but the Blu-ray is bate bones with no menu screen or extras. I would recommend the DVD for sure.Published on July 17, 2014 by Nathan Richardson
I have had to re-purchase this film because every time I loan it out it never comes back, or that person wants to share it with others so it takes months to retrievePublished on March 10, 2014 by genevieve eigner