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A young woman who recently graduated from engineering school travels to a remote location to supervise the demolition of a mysterious building. She soon discovers the horrifying secrets of the building and its past inhabitants, many of whom were victims of a vicious murderer who entombed his prey alive within its walls. Now she must turn the tables on the killer before she becomes his latest victim. Written by
Although a double was employed to run through everything beforehand and make sure it was safe, Mischa Barton performed all of her own stunts. See more »
When Jimmy and Mary are talking in their kitchen he is facing the camera and passes her the can opener. The camera shows a closeup of Jimmy and he doesn't appear to move but when the view changes back to the two of them, he has turned to face Mary. See more »
The lights go off every 6 minutes. You know, save electricity and stuff. If you spend a day in the halls, you have to hit the switch 240 times.
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Any film that begins with a small girl, trapped in a wall cavity, being smothered by cement, immediately gets my attention, but sadly nothing that follows is quite as arresting as this cool pre-credits sequence. Mischa Barton plays Samantha Walczak, a young structural engineer sent to evaluate an apartment building in the middle of nowhere that has been scheduled for demolition. The building, designed by eccentric architect Joseph Malestrazza, has a terrible history15 years earlier, a serial killer buried people alive in the wallsand it soon becomes apparent that the horror isn't over.
With its creepy care-taker Mary (Deborah Kara Unger) and her strange son Jimmy (Cameron Bright), a couple of crazy tenants, a massive mausoleum-like entrance hall, lots of gloomy hallways, and a few hidden architectural features that hold long lost secrets, there is no shortage of atmosphere in the fortress-like Malestrazza building, but the film as a whole isn't as structurally sound as its chilling locale. It has several obvious weaknesses that threaten to bring the whole mess tumbling down without the need for explosives: there is lots of creepiness, but very little genuine horror, the performances are forgettable, the story takes an age to go nowhere, with a disappointing resolution, and the execution is tired and predictable (director Gilles Paquet-Brenner even chucks in a blatant variation on the Nightmare On Elm Street nursery rhyme, as if horror fans wouldn't notice).
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