3 items from 2010
Filmmaking on a limited budget is always a difficult proposition, but when your entire budget is what most productions – even so-called “low budget” films – spend on their catering… it’s damn near impossible. And if you have plans of your finished product looking any better than your Aunt Edna’s holiday footage from Atlantic City… well, forget it.
So, it was with no small amount of trepidation that I make my way out to the Northern State Hospital one fall evening to observe one of the last days of principal photography on the direct-to-dvd film from Valentine Entertainment, The Taken. The building where shooting was to take place is an old, just this side of dilapidated, former mental institution hidden away in the forests near Sedro Woolley, Wa. Walking from my car, I can hear the sounds of an AA meeting taking place in one of the still-used buildings far »
Have you ever been held captive against your will? Have you ever been chased by a psychopathic maniac? If not, then The Taken will provide an opportunity for you to live some of your darkest fears on DVD in 2010. From director and writer Richard Valentine, The Taken involves "six strangers, taken against their will, [who] wake up to find themselves prisoners of a masked psychopath." Dark, disturbing, and devilishly sinister fans can check this one out in the comfort of their homes in 2010. Have a look at the synopsis, trailer, and cast information, all here.
The synopsis for The Taken:
"Six strangers, taken against their will, wake up to find themselves prisoners of a masked psychopath. One by one the abductees are ripped from their restraints and hauled away to fall victim to their captor's demented experiments.
Just when it's almost over for his victims, they get a chance to escape. »
- Michael Ross Allen
I'm thinking there may be more than meets the eye to Richard Valentine's indie thriller, The Taken. Sure the trailer feels a lot like Saw and the poster looks even more like The Collector, but after reading the synopsis it may have more smarts than I originally expected. I've got my fingers crossed that there is a labyrinthine puzzle at work here.
Six strangers, taken against their will, wake up to find themselves prisoners of a masked psychopath. One by one the abductees are ripped from their restraints and hauled away, only to fall victim to their captor's demented experiments. But, just when they think it’s game over, they are offered a cruel chance of escape.
Now free from their confines, the remaining captives must venture out into the endless labyrinth of corridors and find a way out before the madman can bring them under his scalpel. »
3 items from 2010
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