SpiderholeJuly 27, 2011
They say squatting is dead – a term that takes on a sinister double meaning when four homeless art students decide to take up residence in an abandoned London House where a hidden terror lurks.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 4.1/10 (293 voted)
Stars: Amy Noble, Emma Griffiths Malin, George Maguire
Molly, together with her three art student friends, embark upon a mission to find an empty house in London, with the view to the living as squatters, free from rent, and free to party. Having found the ideal squat, they break in and go about the merry business of dressing the stark interior to reflect their artistic selves. Darkness pervades their new dwelling place, a darkness through which they discover the full implications of their intrepid choice. A nightmare unfolds that traps the viewer and protagonists alike in a terrifying and unforgiving new reality. Who or what is orchestrating their bloody demise and why? The house appeared to be empty and yet a malevolent force is clearly at work.
Emma Griffiths Malin
Forgive them those that trespass against us
Release Date: 27 July 2011
Filming Locations: London, England, UK
Spider-whole of garbage
I'm not much of a horror film fan, as they tend not to frighten me in
the least (is it wrong to expect to be frightened?). But this was a
disaster. After convincing (dragging, may be a more appropriate word)
my extremely scare-able friend to watch a horror film in the
independent cinema with me, I was devastated when to find her laughing
more at the film than I was. That film was Spiderhole.
Of course I have taken into account the low budget, the inexperienced
cast, etc.. But that is not where the problems lie in this film. I had
no problem with the actors (save one), the cinematography was fine,
good, in fact. The problem was that it just plain wasn't scary. Problem
number two was that the script was poor. And number three; the plot was
AWFUL. It was like it took random excerpts from umpteen horror films
and just stuck them together in one big incomprehensible mess.
I try not to slate films as I ask myself, with my inexperience, could I
do better? Well… this time the answer is a crystal clear yes.