Tuesday, April 15, 2008

P2 or never trust creepy security guards


P2 is the latest in survival horror I have recently seen, and I have to say I was blown away by this film. It was tense and scary. With lots of suspense and some great gore effects and some cringe inducing scenes of pain. This was the first film for director Franck Khalfoun, who co wrote the film Alexandre Aja of Haute Tension and the Hills have Eyes remake, and Aja has hit another one out of the park. This film is mainly a 2 character piece ably performed by Rachel Nichols and Wes Bentley. The basic plot consists of one Angela Bridges a lawyer who is working late on Christmas eve at her office and as she leaves sh has some problems that basically lead to her confrontation with a creepy security guard Thomas, who is obsessed with her and will kill anyone who gets in the way of showing his adoration for her. What follows next is a suspenseful game of cat and mouse, There were some really great touches in this film, I am a huge Elvis fan so i was thrilled when Bentley was lipsynching to Blue Christmas, and Nichols really transforms the character in the film. She starts as a lawyer who seems to be really weak willed, but she finds an inner strength through the journey of her character and it is surprising how brutal she does get. The only other performance I really noticed was a small supporting role by Joe Morton, one of my favorite character actors, he gives you a glimpse of the frailty of Angela;s character, which makes you feel all the more for her durng her travails in the film. I cannot recommend this film enough, this is one of the best survival horror films I have seen in awhile, definitely rent this if you get the chance. 5/5

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