Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.
Robert De Niro
Four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when 3 of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in the heat up to 247°F.
Travis Van Winkle
I rented this film from RedBox for 74 cents after seeing the absolutely horrible reviews on the review sites and seeing the trailer. I tend to gravitate towards horrible movies. Though clearly flawed, bordering on ridiculous in parts this film isn't really terrible.
Positives: Decent (though not great) acting from the three primary characters. Interesting premise and (at least in the directors cut I watched) some explanation for some of the plot holes at the end (I won't get into the details as that would be spoiling things). Horrific scenes are not over done and there is a fair amount of suspense.
Negatives: Some of the directing seemed sloppy to me, at least at the start. Though maybe this was by design. Dialog is weak in much of the movie but in this genre that is rather typical. Some parts seem to run long and are overdone. Some plot points don't make sense until the end and may not make sense at all unless you watch the directors cut (I didn't watch the theatrical so I don't know).
In closing I think this film is worth a RedBox rental. It's entertaining if nothing else and even has bonus "making of" on the rental disk which is rare these days.
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