An adventurous woman with a secret from her husband insists the couple go camping to reconnect. Something in the woods wipes out a group of hunters nearby, preventing the couple from leaving their tent. Secrets and supernatural stories come to light, and they must determine if the real threat is inside or outside their enclosure.
Originally called “Enclosure,” this title managed to completely evade my ever-vigilant radar, which is unusual as indie produced creature features are my current staple horror diet. The trailer wasnâ€™t too shabby and seeing the awesome Jake Busey (Ace Levy!) made me instantly need to see this. I also loved Fiona Dourifâ€™s portrayal of Bart Curlish in the new iteration of Dirk Gentlyâ€™s Holistic Detective Agency. So seeing her name was most definitely a plus.
The film starts with a spoiler — which is weird — but then jumps back to the here and now where we are treated to a movie that is rather unremarkable. Itâ€™s incredibly formulaic, going with the whole â€œIf it ainâ€™t broke…â€ attitude. Does it work, though? The answer is a definitive yes, but if you are looking for anything above and beyond mediocre, you are certainly going to find yourself disappointed.
The kill scenes left a lot to be desired and the special effects were very much lacking, not to mention the choppy editing in places. The acting was pretty solid throughout though and I feel that really saved the movie on the whole, but just barely. The actors did the best with what they had to work as the script was pretty blasÃ©. Busey seemed to have fun with it all the way through and playing an asshole seems to come naturally to him.
The story is something different, but only in the way that it blends a little of column A and a little of column B. All sense of scary is gone after the first half of the film (not that there was much to begin with) and we are left with something of a confusing mishmash of horror and â€œother.â€ I was left very unimpressed yet somewhat content. Itâ€™s not one of those atrociously terrible, low budget B-flicks…but it really tried hard to be just that — TrÃ¨s bizarre. Catch the trailerÂ below.
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