DVD Review “7 Below”

Directed by: Kevin Carraway
Starring: Val Kilmer, Ving Rhames, Luke Goss, Bonnie Somerville
MPAA Rating: R
Distributed: Arc Entertainment
Release Date: April 17, 2012
Running Time: 93 minutes

Film: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 1/2 out of 5 stars

When a film is deemed “A supernatural thriller in the vein of The Ring meets The Grudge”. I get myself set with some high expectations. Unfortunately, after watching the first 30 minutes with nothing happening you start to doubt its potential. The film does pack a notable cast though including Val Kilmer, Ving Rhames and Luke Goss. It does pick up towards the end and gets off a few good spooks but not enough for me to highly recommend this.

The film follows a group of strangers who become stranded by a storm in a strange house by a complete stranger. Of course this isn’t your regular house they find when they start encountering an evil presence. It turns out that back in 1910, a 10 year-old boy brutally murdered whole family in the same house. The group realized that they are in the same house and as the storm happens outside, inside strange and horrifying things start happening that will lead to the shocking conclusion!

It is sad that actors like Val Kilmer, Ving Rhames and Luke Goss have been deemed to these kinds of films.  Val Kilmer recently rocked the house in a promo for the new “Tenacious D” album.  Ving Rhames looks to entertain in “Piranha 3DD”.  Let’s just say if it wasn’t for them in this movie, I most likely would have taken a pass.  On the special features side, the film disappoints again with only a trailer being included. Overall it is a low-grade thriller though barely is able to entertain enough to fill the 90 minutes.

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