The beauty of movies is they can take you on a journey to places far and wide, some of which don't even exist. George Lucas showed us this by gifting the world characters who hop across a galaxy far, far away, a long time ago. On the other hand, movies can also incite claustrophobia by locking us in a confined space and daring us to attempt an escape. That's where I'm going for this week's edition of Thursday Movie Picks hosted by Wanderer at Wandering Through the Shelves. The topic for us bloggers to play with? Single location movies.
(2005)The first that actually popped into my head when thinking about this topic was George A. Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead. I figured you've either seen it, or at least know enough about it that I wouldn't exactly be enlightening you. So, let's take that movie and move it from a secluded house to a bar literally sitting in the middle of nowhere serving a group of unsuspecting patrons. Now switch out zombies for some very hungry man-eating monsters with really, really sharp teeth. Keep the horror, but give it lots of self-aware humor. And gore. Can't forget gore. That's Feast.
(2012)A young lady has gone back to her family's old summer house to help her dad and uncle clean it up and get it ready for sale. Before long, she's hearing and seeing all kinds of stuff. It's an intense little film that gives us a terrific twist. If you're a TMP regular, you may recall me picking this one before. Had to go with it again because A) it fits so well, and B) not enough of you have seen it, yet.
(2016)Here, we have a young woman who lives alone in a fairly secluded house. She is also deaf. This gives a homicidal intruder the upper hand. He uses that advantage to toy with his prey while she tries to figure a way out of this extremely dangerous situation. I saw this for the first time just recently, and haven't posted my full review yet. However, it is a match and a very solid horror flick. Check it out on Netflix.
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