When Jess (Melissa George)  sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong. Her suspicions are realized when the yacht hits a storm and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety, a ship Jess is convinced she’s been on before. The ship appears deserted, the clock on board has stopped, but they are not alone. Someone is intent on hunting them down, one by one, and Jess unknowingly holds the key to end the terror. Directed by Christopher Smith VIII (“Severance” “Creep”).

Rating: 7 out of 10

For anyone who ever loved Donnie Darko and mind bending horror films, here’s comes the perfect movie for you.

Triangle arrives from Icon Productions and was released internationally but not domestically and ended up straight to DVD in the states.  Now, normally this is a death curse for films.  The words “straight to DVD” is synonymous with shit, sucks, or any variation thereof.  But, Triangle is a nice little mind bending horror yarn that is difficult to review for fear of giving away any of the twists and turns.  So I’m forced to talk more of the craft of the film and it’s quite good.

Christopher Smith is a talented director and moves scene to scene with a sense of mystery that we can’t wait to find out what lurks around the next corner.  The performances are very mediocre by no-name actors who do what’s required of them and little else.   I suppose, for the same reason the “Twilight Zone” was so successful — it’s not about the performers. The plot is king.  So, next time you’re at the video store and all the new releases are out, give this one a try.  I don’t think horror fans will be disappointed.


4 responses to “Triangle

  1. Hey, I’ll look for this on DVD. I’ve like Melissa George from Dark City and her work as a bad girl on Alias. The cruise ship setting is much like I’d imagined a cruise to be like, the same thing over and over again.

    Great site, I see I have more to learn about movie blogs.

  2. Just watched it…really a tight little film. Reminiscent of a Lynch (remember Melissa George’s brief turn in Mulholland Drive??) in some ways, Kubrick’s Shining in others. I’m anxious to see more stuff from Christopher Smith, and I see he’s got a new film (Black Death) that’s out right now in the UK and getting great reviews on (9.4 out of 10 at the moment).

  3. Gonna have to check this movie out for sure.

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