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The Corridor (2010) Movie Review

Written by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com

If boyhood friends going out into the frozen wilderness, only to encounter the supernatural left you cold in “Dreamcatcher”, take a walk down a similar, but much darker path in this extremely well done Canadian horror film.

The Corridor opens with one of the friends, Tyler hiding in the closet with the body of his dead mother lying on the floor in the hallway. His friends go into the house, only to find Tyler in a crazed panic and wielding a knife. He assaults them, and is then committed to a mental institution. Flash forward a few years later, and we get a montage of all the guys carpooling together to meet at the wilderness cabin that Tyler’s mother owned. They all spent happier days there as kids, and it seems like a perfect place to mend fences. Chris (David Patrick Flemming) is
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DVD Review: The Corridor

The Corridor

Stars: Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert, David Patrick Flemming, Matthew Amyotte, Glen Matthews, Nigel Bennett | Written by Josh MacDonald | Directed by Evan Kelly

Popping The Corridor into my DVD player I was first reminded of Lawrence Kasdan’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s Dreamcatcher – after all the plots are eerily similar: A group of friends head off to a snow-covered cabin in the woods and stumble across… something. In the case of Dreamcatcher it was aliens, in the case of The Corridor it’s something altogether more metaphysical.

Following his mother’s death, Tyler suffers a nervous breakdown, which results in him severing ties with his childhood friends. Years later, the group of friends decide to reunite for a weekend at his late mother’s country house in an attempt to rebuild friendships. Isolated deep in the snow covered forest, they stumble upon a mysterious supernatural hallway (the
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Win The Corridor on DVD

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To mark the release of The Corridor on DVD and Blu-ray 25th February, we’re been given three copies of the movie to give away on DVD. The movie stars Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert David, Patrick Flemming and is directed by Evan Kelly.

Following his mother’s death, Tyler suffers a nervous breakdown, which results in him severing the flesh of this childhood friends. Years later, the group of friends decide to reunite for a weekend at his late mother’s country house in an attempt to rebuild friendships. Isolated deep in the snow covered forest, they stumble upon a mysterious supernatural hallway in the middle of the woods, which seems to give them a sense of euphoria. However it soon becomes clear that this energy force is transforming them into something much darker as one by one they turn on each other, taking their evil to the next level.
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The Mind Bending Qualities of The Corridor: A Movie Review

Director: Evan Kelly. Writer: Josh MacDonald. Cast: Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert, David Patrick Flemming, Matthew Amyotte, Glen Matthews and Mary-Colin Chisholm. It is always surprising to remember that Canada has only created approximately 1500 films since 1911. This is surprising because there have been so many great Canadian films created over this time such as David Cronenburg's Naked Lunch or Allan King's The Last Season. Now, director Evan Kelly and Josh MacDonald's can add their Nova Scotian shot feature, The Corridor, to this excellent cadre of films. The Corridor begins as a thriller which transitions into a science fiction film. Along the way, five friends must confront a force that alters their minds. The corridor also changes their behaviours as friend turns on friend in a murderous fashion. The Corridor creates enough tension and enough mystery to leave viewers with questions and interpretations. The abstract elements are what stayed with this.
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[Interview] Director Evan Kelly Talks Horrific Acts And Avoiding 'Dreamcatcher' In 'The Corridor'!

[Interview] Director Evan Kelly Talks Horrific Acts And Avoiding 'Dreamcatcher' In 'The Corridor'!
IFC Midnight will release Evan Kelly's Canadian thriller The Corridor this Friday, March 30th. A piece about male-bonding and miscommunication described as "The Big Chill slammed into The Evil Dead." Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert, David Patrick Flemming, Matthew Amyotte, and Glen Matthews all star. I recently caught up with Kelly on the phone to chat about his approach to The Corridor. We covered character, horrific acts, casting an ensemble and yes - the film's surface similarities to Dreamcatcher. Don't let that deter you though, Kelly's film is a much more focussed piece of work. "Tyler Crawley needs his friends, now more than ever. Recovering from mental stress in the wake of his mom's death, Tyler has been counting on a weekend with the guys to bring him back to normal....
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Review: ‘The Corridor’ Takes Male Bonding To The Outer Limits

Editor’s Note: This review previously ran as part of our Fantastic Fest coverage but with The Corridor hitting limited theaters this weekend, it makes sense to publish it once again. A sharp twist to the concept of getting together for a boys’ weekend (and the ultimate bizarre response to the influx of Dude Bro movies), The Corridor opts for rounded, deeply complicated characters who have the kind of shared history that is as likely to cause an outbreak of hugs as it is a burst of heated words and violent threats. The whole messy pile then gets an eyebrow-raising element right out of The Outer Limits dropped on top, and it’s off to the races. The film opens with a frantic confrontation where Tyler (Stephen Chambers) hides in a closet while his mother (Mary-Colin Chisholm) lies dead on the ground ostensibly by her own handful of pills. A brick wall named Bobcat (Matthew Amyotte), pretty
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The Corridor – The Review

Review originally published on September 27th, 2011 as part of our Fantastic Fest coverage.

My favorite science-fiction stories are often the subtle ones, films and literature that delve deeper into the philosophical of the genre pool, more than simply wading in the shallow end with fantastic technology and the sensationalism of aliens. The Corridor, written by Josh MacDonald and directed by Evan Kelly, does this well, while also mingling nicely with the psychological thriller genre.

The Corridor begins with a jolt to the viewer’s attention, firing a bullet of essential back story at point blank range, leaving a residue of smoldering mystery to ignite the slowly burning story that follows. Stephen Chambers stars as Tyler, returning from a stint of recovery after having a breakdown triggered by his mother’s death. In a show of support and to celebrate Tyler’s return, his four best friends decide to reunite with
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'The Corridor' Gets A New Poster And Release Date!

IFC Midnight will release Evan Kelly's Canadian thriller The Corridor on March 30th. A piece about male-bonding and miscommunication described as "The Big Chill slammed into The Evil Dead." Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert, David Patrick Flemming, Matthew Amyotte, and Glen Matthews all star. "Tyler Crawley needs his friends, now more than ever. Recovering from mental stress in the wake of his mom's death, Tyler has been counting on a weekend with the guys to bring him back to normal. For Tyler's sake his old buddies rally themselves, though the "glue" which keeps them together has weakened with the passing of recent years -- a natural enough occurrence. But with the introduction of a single unnatural occurrence -- the corridor itself -- the knots in these male bonds will come loose with a terrifying speed. Both a fantastical passageway to somewhere and a passageway into...
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New One-Sheet and Trailer: IFC Midnight's The Corridor

A brand new trailer and sort of new poster have made their way online in support of Evan Kelly's Canadian horror flick The Corridor. Check it out, and look for the flick on March 30th via IFC Midnight.

The Corridor stars Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert, David Patrick Flemming, Matthew Amyotte, and Glen Matthews. Dig on all the goods we've assembled for you below, and for more check out the official The Corridor website and The Corridor Facebook page.

Synopsis

Tyler Crawley needs his friends, now more than ever. Recovering from mental stress in the wake of his mom's death, Tyler has been counting on a weekend with the guys to bring him back to normal. For Tyler's sake his old buddies rally themselves, though the "glue" which keeps them together has weakened with the passing of recent years -- a natural enough occurrence.

But with the introduction of a
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IFC's Trailer, Poster and Release Date for The Corridor

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Shortly after its run at Fantastic Fest last year, The Corridor was picked up by IFC Films. Now, Shock has come to learn the distributor's IFC Midnight banner will release the film on March 30th.

After the jump, you'll find the official trailer. That's the poster on the left - a minimalistic, well done piece of work.

Directed by Evan Kelly, the film stars Matthew Amyotte, Nigel Bennett, Stephen Chambers, Mary-Colin Chisholm, David Flemming, James Gilbert and Glen Matthews. You can read our review here.

They’ve been the best of buddies for more than a decade, but now they’re changing – getting married, getting promoted, going bald, going insane. During a male-bonding weekend, they will discover a spectral corridor through the woods – an impossible hallway where none should be. It will lead these five men into fear, into betrayal, and into the biggest change of them all: by weekend’s finish.
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IFC Midnight Take A Walk Down “The Corridor”

IFC Midnight Take A Walk Down “The Corridor”
THR reports that IFC Midnight has acquired the U.S. rights to The Corridor, a sci-fi thriller directed by Evan Kelly, written by Josh MacDonald and produced by Craig Cameron and Mike Masters.

Funding for the project came from Telefilm Cinema and Nova Scotia Film. The cast includes Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert and David Patrick Flemming. The story focuses on a man dealing with his depression a year after his mother’s death. His friends take him for a weekend getaway in the woods, to scatter her ashes and lay her soul to rest and to alleviate his sadness. But they soon discover something supernatural deep in the woods…

The Corridor is a crafty and fun horror sci-fi thriller that we think is a perfect addition to our IFC Midnight slate,” said Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films.
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IFC Travels Down The Corridor

Good news for those of you out there looking forward to Evan Kelly's Canadian horror flick The Corridor... IFC Films has nabbed the distro rights so you'll be digging on this spacey little creepfest before ya know it!

The Corridor stars Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert, David Patrick Flemming, Matthew Amyotte, and Glen Matthews. Dig on all the goods we've assembled for you below, and for more check out the official The Corridor website and The Corridor Facebook page.

Synopsis

Tyler Crawley needs his friends, now more than ever. Recovering from mental stress in the wake of his mom's death, Tyler has been counting on a weekend with the guys to bring him back to normal. For Tyler's sake his old buddies rally themselves, though the "glue" which keeps them together has weakened with the passing of recent years -- a natural enough occurrence.

But with the introduction of a
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IFC Male-Bonds With 'The Corridor'

IFC Films continues to just buy "anything" that appears on their doorstep as they've nabbed the U.S. rights to Evan Kelly's Canadian thriller The Corridor, a film about male-bonding and miscommunication described as "The Big Chill slammed into The Evil Dead." Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert, David Patrick Flemming, Matthew Amyotte, and Glen Matthews all star. "Tyler Crawley needs his friends, now more than ever. Recovering from mental stress in the wake of his mom's death, Tyler has been counting on a weekend with the guys to bring him back to normal. For Tyler's sake his old buddies rally themselves, though the "glue" which keeps them together has weakened with the passing of recent years -- a natural enough occurrence...."
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The Corridor – Fantastic Fest Review

Update: Josh MacDonald was awarded Best Screenplay in the Amd & Dell “Next Wave” Spotlight Competition at the Fantastic Fest 2011 Awards for The Corridor.

My favorite science-fiction stories are often the subtle ones, films and literature that delve deeper into the philosophical of the genre pool, more than simply wading in the shallow end with fantastic technology and the sensationalism of aliens. The Corridor, written by Josh MacDonald and directed by Evan Kelly, does this well, while also mingling nicely with the psychological thriller genre.

The Corridor begins with a jolt to the viewer’s attention, firing a bullet of essential back story at point blank range, leaving a residue of smoldering mystery to ignite the slowly burning story that follows. Stephen Chambers stars as Tyler, returning from a stint of recovery after having a breakdown triggered by his mother’s death. In a show of support and to celebrate Tyler’s return,
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The Corridor Movie Review – Dances With Films

The Corridor Movie Review – Dances With Films
Title: The Corridor Director: Evan Kelly Starring: Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert, David Patrick Flemming, Matthew Amyotte, Glen Matthews, Mary-Colin Chisholm, Nigel Bennett Enough films — mostly horror, but inclusive of all sorts of reunion movies — unfold in and around secluded cabins in the woods that it would probably not at all be a stretch to program a festival comprised entirely of said offerings. A lot of times this setting is the result of writing to a single, accessible, low-budget location, and there isn’t a whole lot of imagination or quality of performance that then raises the material, and argues for either the talent or continued professional opportunity of those...
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Insanity Lives Beyond The Corridor

There's no greater pain than the loss of a loved one. Though sometimes, speaking as a guy, getting into a car too fast and accidentally sitting on your own nuts is a close second sting-wise. In any event, yet another tale of a getaway gone awry has come our way, and we've got artwork, a trailer, and more.

Below you'll find the first word on Evan Kelly's Canadian horror flick The Corridor, which stars Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert, David Patrick Flemming, Matthew Amyotte, and Glen Matthews. Dig on all the goods we've assembled for you below, and for more check out the official The Corridor website and The Corridor Facebook page.

Synopsis

Tyler Crawley needs his friends, now more than ever. Recovering from mental stress in the wake of his mom's death, Tyler has been counting on a weekend with the guys to bring him back to normal. For
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Trailer for 'The Evil Dead' Inspired 'The Corridor'!

This is the first we've ever heard of Evan Kelly's Canadian horror thriller The Corridor, and yet there's already an awesome trailer and an official website that's apparently already overloaded. Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert, David Patrick Flemming, Matthew Amyotte, and Glen Matthews all star in the film about male-bonding and miscommunication described as "The Big Chill slammed into The Evil Dead." "Tyler Crawley needs his friends, now more than ever. Recovering from mental stress in the wake of his mom's death, Tyler has been counting on a weekend with the guys to bring him back to normal. For Tyler's sake his old buddies rally themselves, though the "glue" which keeps them together has weakened with the passing of recent years -- a natural enough occurrence...."
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Chronicle Pictures' 'The Corridor' adds cast

Toronto -- Stephen Chambers ("Casino Jack"), David Patrick Flemming and James Gilbert have entered "The Corridor," the Canadian indie horror thriller from Chronicle Pictures.

The film, written by Josh MacDonald, portrays best buddies on a male-bonding weekend who take a corridor into the forest that leads to death and destruction.

Evan Kelly ("Dawson's Creek") will direct and perform in the picture, which has key investment from Telefilm Canada as the federal film financier looks to back more homegrown genre pictures with boxoffice potential.

"The Corridor" is currently shooting in and around Halifax through March.

The ensemble cast includes Matthew Amyotte, Glen Matthews, Mary-Colin Chisholm and Nigel Bennett ("The Border").

Mike Masters and Craig Cameron are producing "The Corridor," which is set for a September 2010 release.
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