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Saddled with a head-scratcher of a title and a limp front cover endorsement, Spiderhole is predestined to be a bottom-shelf item. Yet Daniel Simpson's film displays talent behind the camera almost from the on-set, smartly investing in unnerving set design that improves on a well-worn plot serving mostly to get our young adult victims into a single setting. Loosely identified artists Zoe (Amy Noble), Molly (Emma Griffiths Malin), Toby (George Maguire) and Luke (Reuben-Henry Biggs) cruise around London for a place to squat. Familiar with their rights once settled down and looking to score a nice new home, the girls and boys luck out on a sizeable and seemingly abandoned mansion. They settle in, have the requisite hook-up and find a batch of bloody clothes.
- Mark Zhuravsky
Director / Writer: Daniel Simpson.
Spiderhole might as well be pigeonholing itself in a genre of torture porn. Just how many viewers can really emphasize with the gang of four mates? Molly (Emma Griffiths Malin), Zoe (Amy Noble), Toby (George Maguire), and Luke (Reuben-Henry Biggs) think squatting is an exciting adventure. And not enough time is spent developing the reasons on why they decided to be homeless. Their need for independence from family is mentioned and that already signals their downfall.
When they can’t be bothered to ask for familial help, at least they have a closeness between one another. But even between four people, they should have an income so they can afford a cheap room. At last during the day, that can be shared amongst themselves.
Even with an ominous intro, where a girl awakes to a decrepit moth-riidden room, »
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2 items from 2012
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