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The Cellar Door (2007)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 2007 (USA)
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The girl next door, having coffee, lunch with a friend, shopping, unaware she is becoming an obsession. She has been chosen. A young woman awakes to find herself imprisoned in a serial ... See full summary »

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Herman
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Rudy
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Melina Bielefelt ...
Missionary #1
Annie Coffey ...
Cashier Wendy
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Missionary #2
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Jennifer
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Christa
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The girl next door, having coffee, lunch with a friend, shopping, unaware she is becoming an obsession. She has been chosen. A young woman awakes to find herself imprisoned in a serial killer's basement. She is not the first to be entrapped in this diabolical torture chamber. She is not the first to captivate his perverse affection, Herman has been searching for the perfect girl, but all he's collected are pieces - a chunk of hair; a severed finger; a jar of blood - and now, the alluring and beautiful Rudy. Imprisoned in a wooden cage and yet refusing to play along in his twisted game, she has only her wits to use against his savage and murderous insanity. Will she win the desperate, hallucinatory game of cat and mouse and escape through the Cellar Door, or die trying? Written by Anonymous

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The girl next door isn't there anymore.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody violence and terror, and language | See all certifications »
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Broken 2: The Cellar Door  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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When Herman was stalking Rudy and her friend while in the SUV, you can see the cameraman's reflection when he drives away. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Herman: [poking his knife alternately at two names] Eeny - meeny - miny - moe. / Catch a - tiger - by his - toe. / If he - hollers - let him - go. / Eeny - meeny - miny - *moe*.
[ends on Rudy]
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Better Than Others Of Its Kind
27 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A potential serial killer and his kidnap victim... can they develop a relationship, a rapport? This is what viewers will be left wondering after the socially inept kidnapper is forced to take care of his victim, including buying her feminine hygiene products.

The film starts out with some of the most awful shaky cam I've ever seen. If the viewer is prone to motion sickness, this may be a bit unbearable for them... I'm not overly susceptible, but another five minutes and this film would have been ejected. Luckily, it stops after the introduction.

And once the shaky cam goes away, we realize something that makes or breaks an independent film. In this case, it makes it: a good story. Thanks, Christopher Nelson. Sure, I've read multiple reviews saying this film covers familiar ground. And they're right. There's nothing particularly unique about a kidnapper and his victim. We could use a twist -- like a female kidnapper and a male victim. But as far as this archetype is concerned, I think they executed it well.

About the acting... the lead actor (James DuMont) is a bit silly, but fit the quirkiness of the role. The lead actress (Michelle Tomlinson) is solid. I don't think she stands out, I don't think this will launch her career... but she did well.

The quotations on the box are a bit weak --do you really need multiple quotes from my friends at Pretty Scary? -- but the movie was good. If you're a supporter of independent film, this certainly is worth your time. Not the most polished, not the greatest film of the year... but it held my attention and the attention of my friend Seth, which is more than we can say for most films when we're drunk off our butts.


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