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The Lodge (2008)
One of those low budget, single location, get them in one room and try to kill them, "In the vein of" films
All I kept thinking of as I watched this movie was the line in the commercial that spoofs horror/triller movies, "Why can't we just get in the running car?!"
I will give them credit, they got people to put up money to get their movie made, which isn't easy to do. They followed the standard formula...keep your locations to a minimum. Keep your characters to a minimum. Some times it works. Some times it doesn't. In this case it doesn't and the reason for me is the script.
We know why Michael is bringing Julia to the lodge and it is done nicely and subtly in one quick shot. But, there is no rhyme or reason as to why the killer is a killer or why his child is as well. No background at all.
What burned me is the dialog. I don't know why Michael would brag to a perfect stranger about his girlfriend's sexual prowess, as an example. Too much talking during the stalking process. The less said, the better, especially with all the "Why are your trying to kill us" clichés.
Still, it gives hope to aspiring film makers that they, too, can get their film made. Stick to the formula, but come up with a better script.