Burning Bright (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  2 May 2012 (Bahrain)
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A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane.



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Cast overview:
Johnny Gaveneau
Kelly Taylor
Peggy Sheffield ...
Doctor Orsi
Katie ...
Schicka ...
Kismet ...


In Montgomery County, Kelly Taylor is ready to go to college and takes her autistic brother, Tom, to a specialized institution. However, the bank informs her that she does not have sufficient funds in her account to honor her check. Her stepfather, Johnny Gaveneau, withdrew the money from her account the day before. When Kelly arrives home, Johnny reveals that he used the money to buy a tiger for his 'safari show' project. In addition he has the house reinforced, in order to protect it from hurricanes, so all the windows and external doors are covered with wood. When Kelly awakes, she finds that the starving tiger is inside the house and Tom and she are trapped with the ravenous animal. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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His feeding. Your frenzy.


Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for terror/violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Although real tigers were used for the film, the actors never interacted with them. See more »


Johnny Gaveneau: Man makes his own luck! Isn't that right, Lucifer?
[bangs cage, the tiger growls]
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »


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Written by Briana Evigan, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael O. McHenry and Alain Whyte
Performed by Freeskool
Published by Little Bean Publishing (BMI), Cherry River Publishing (BMI), Downtown Publishing (BMI),
Whyte Publishing LTD (ASCAP), Sobini Films (BMI) and Absolutely Sobini (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Freeskool and Sobini Films
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Not exactly 'Snakes on a Plane' but this 'Tiger in the House' delivers !
3 November 2010 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

Trapped in a hurricane-proof shelter house with a starving tiger ... one really can not expect much from a simple plot like that, with relatively unknown actors and (most likely) very modest budget.

Surprisingly, I smoothly give it 7 out of 10 on my scale, and not only because of gorgeous sweaty Briana Evigan (interesting, I didn't even notice her in Sorrority Row) in a wet white undershirt through most of the movie ... but yes, sure that helped a bit in boosting my rating.

I don't know how the tiger scenes were done, but they are more than satisfying, in few scenes even buzzed me out of my bed. Only thing I can complain about is lack of body count and blood, since there are only two persons in the house.

If you liked The Collector (2009) go for this one too, and vice versa.

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