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Static (2012)

Director:
Todd Levin
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller/Horror
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Static
RUNNING TIME
83 minutes
Producer:
Gabriel Cowan
Andrew Orci
John Suits
Screenwriter:
Gabriel Cowan
Todd Levin
John Suits


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jonathan Dade Milo Ventimiglia
Addie Dade Sarah Shahi
Greg Wagner William Mapother
Rachel Sara Paxton

 

Review

A bunch of horror cliches and a not very original script (we've seen this "twist" before in The Others, Passengers etc.) effectively kills of any chance this thriller has to become airborne despite the effort the filmmakers and the performers put in. The film boasts some fine craftmanship and some effective narrative techniques which make us intrigued (for instance the introduction of the Rachel character), but writer/director Todd Levin then gets too hung-up in jump-scares and masks, and we ultimately don't care all that much about this only semi-sympathetic couple's predicament. William Mapother appears in an insignificant scene towards the end.

Copyright 19.01.2015 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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