Thursday, October 13, 2011

365 Movies Day #179 "Cube"

About 10 years before directing "Splice" Vincenzo Natali gave us this cool little sci-fi horror flick and somewhat of a predecessor to films like "SAW". Basically, several unconnected folks wake up in a giant nasty cube and must overcome various traps to survive. It's part mystery, part adventure, part psychological thriller...and all fun.

The cast is small and dynamic, featuring Wayne Robson (who passed this year and is better known by my daughter as Mr. Mantis from "Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends"), Julian Richings (Death from "Supernatural" and a brief role in "MIMIC"), Andrew Miller, Nicky Guadagni ("LARS AND THE REAL GIRL"), cutey Nicole de Boer (one of the groupies from "BRAIN CANDY", Lieutenant Ezri Dax from "Deep Space Nine" and Sarah Bannerman from "Dead Zone"), Maurice Dean Wint (somewhat of a ringer for Dwayne Johnson) and David Hewlett (Stargate's Dr. Rodney McKay).

Very intense with a wonderfully cool set. I was on the edge of my seat more than a few times. Also reminded me a bit of the opening of "Predators". This is a smart horror flick and that is always refreshing.


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