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A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.



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Complete credited cast:
Jim Harper
Philip Akin ...
Lorraine (voice)
Man in Elevator
Woman in Elevator
Bathsheba Garnett ...
Homeless Woman
Philip Williams ...
Cop #1
Cop #2


The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive. Written by

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A new level of fear. See more »


Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, terror and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El nivel del pánico  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,083,398 (USA) (2 November 2007)


$3,992,339 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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There were 14 white dresses. Each one was in various stages of dirtiness and decay. See more »


When Angela is fighting off and killing the dog in the car, the retractable rear passenger seat-belt is directly behind her back and completely shielded from the blood spatter except for perhaps the top few inches. After Angela kills the dog and eventually steps out of the car, the seat-belt becomes visible and it's covered in large, soaked-in, blood spatter spots all the way down, where her body was shielding the dog's blood spatter throughout the entire scene. See more »


[first lines]
Angela Bridges: Yes, sir, I redrafted the contracts to include the new stipulations.
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Crazy Credits

Accompanying the closing credits are a few stills from the film, presented as if the movie had been a comedy. See more »


Silent Night
Performed by Christmas Traditions
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
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A creepy, solid horror flick
18 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I admit, I'm usually rough on many horror movies that come out nowadays, because...well...they suck. "P2," on the other hand, has many exciting moments and I was engaged the whole way through. The acting is solid. The actress who plays the lead does a great job at conveying real terror. I also like that she wasn't the typical big-breasted female lead who seems ripped from the pages of Maxim magazine. She is attractive, yes, but not your traditional Hollywood beauty, who's cast simply so she can have a scene where she's taking a shower and has to flee from the villain naked, with her gargantuan boobs bouncing in close-up. I loved Wes Bentley in "American Beauty," and was quite disappointed to find out that he fell off the radar after delivering that great performance as Ricky Fits. He would only pop up occasionally in braindead slasher flicks like "Soul Survivors." In "P2" he was given a chance to redeem himself, and that he did. He is a perfectly creepy villain, especially with those dark, piercing eyes. The movie is not without flaws. It has some of the expected fake scare moments and, without giving anything away, let's just say that I'm SURE it would take less than 20 minutes for the cops to show up after you make a 9-1-1 call. The filmmakers do a great job at setting up a creepy tone, starting off the film by playing "Santa Baby" over the opening credit sequence. That's ten times creepier than, say, playing a standard horror movie score. If you're sick and tired of many of the braindead teen slasher flicks that have been hitting theaters lately, this should come as a refreshing surprise. I think this film is sadly underrated.

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