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Nailbiter (2013)

R  |   |  Horror  |  28 May 2013 (USA)
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The Maguire family is forced to take sudden refuge in a seemingly abandoned storm cellar from a deadly tornado.

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Janet Maguire
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Jennifer Maguire
Emily Boresow ...
Alice Maguire
Sally Spurgeon ...
Sally Maguire
Joicie Appell ...
Mrs. Shurman
Mark Ridgway ...
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Lt. Maguire
Ben Jeffrey ...
Deputy Carr
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Dina
Allen Lowman ...
Tom
Ian Dempsey ...
Sean
Matt Sayers ...
Weatherman
Tom Conroy ...
Bartender
Jason Coffman ...
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Lynn Dhone ...
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This movie is about a mother (Alice Maguire) and her three daughters who are trying to get to the airport to pick up Mr Maguire, the daughter's father. But on the way there is a tornado warning and the trip starts to get too dangerous so they stop on the highway and run to a house to take shelter. Nobody answers the door so they all get in to the cellar to wait out the storm. But then they discover that there is somebody in the house above them, and then they become trapped in the cellar. But there's more to worry about than the impending storm, and their lives become endangered, by something that's not normal. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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The shot through the windshield of Deputy Carr driving his patrol car, show that the windshield wipers are having a difficult time keeping up with the massive amount of rain coming down, yet the shots from inside the car as he pulls up to the girls car sitting in the ditch shows almost no rain coming down at all. In fact the road barely even looks wet. See more »

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Low-budget monster thriller has enough surprises to keep afloat.
27 June 2012 | by (washington dc) – See all my reviews

Nailbiter was better than I expected. These days a lot of low-budget horror movies have been disappointing. So, it was nice that this came along and did something a little different.

The plot involves a mother and her three daughters living in Kansas awaiting the return of of the father. They are going to meet the him at the airport when they get sidetracked by a tornado. They find the nearest house and, unable to get inside, hide in the cellar. This turns out to be a huge mistake as the family upstairs is connected to a group of carnivorous monsters that tend to get riled up during storms.

One thing that was special about this was the plot didn't advance in quite the way I expected it to. I thought for sure they weren't going to harm these girls, but I was very wrong. There isn't a lot of on- screen violence but what's there is enough to create tension.

The acting was pretty strong, if a little spotty, good for a low-budget horror anyway. A few of the performances do stand out, especially the Sheriff and the oldest daughter. The music was robust and does a good job of setting a tone and providing cues. The monster make-up is good but underused. I don't think you ever really get a good look at a whole one. Although there are a couple nice scenes where you get close ups of their faces.

Lastly, The film sets itself up for a sequel and given the context I would very much like to see it. This has a solid premise and a bigger budget and some more action would suit it nicely I think.


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