Rather than directly confronting his failing marriage, his failing business, and his mother's failing health, Alex turns to his employee, Shauna, for comfort, taking advantage of her doomed... See full summary »
Following the unexpected death of her father, a deaf and mute teenager moves in with her godparents, where she discovers the cruel behavior of their daughter may be indicative of a dark secret within the family.
After discovering an urban legend of a demented serial killer, who has nothing but a carved "smiley" on his face, a mentally fragile teenager must figure out if she is going insane - or if she could be the next victim.
Top cover girl and fashion model, Jennifer Tree has it all - beauty, fame, money and power. Her face appears on covers of hundreds of magazines. At the top of her game, Jennifer is America's sweetheart. She is loved and adored and sought after. Everyone wants her. But someone out there has been watching and waiting. Someone wants her in the worst way. Out alone at a charity event in Soho, Jennifer is drugged and taken. Held captive in a cell, Jennifer is subjected to a series of terrifying, life-threatening tortures that could only be conceived by a twisted, sadistic mind. It follows the story of one woman who is abducted and tortured, held against her will in a place where days turn into weeks.Written by
After Dark Films
In the vein of Hitchcock, but the added gore was unnecessary
This film felt like two different films spliced together. I attribute that to the meddling minds and the reshoots...these were unnecessary. After Dark Films acquired a gem of a film but really mucked things up. but overall, this is what I thought about the film that could've been great. Acclaimed director, Roland Joffe's 'Captivity' is a welcome throwback to a time where special effects and huge budgets were not needed to create a downright chilly horror movie/ (no pun intended with the (/) slasher films. Quite frankly, my generation (we are in our mid-20's) has never had such an affective, major studio released, haunted house movie thus far: keep in mind that films like Saw and Hostel rely on a gore count, they are both pretty dismal and mundane compared to the intricately plotted Captivity. Finally, a fresh, frightening and genuinely scary movie for those (like myself) reared on big "event" movies that never delivered the goods. I mean, Hollywood was in such a horror movie funk after "Scream" and its various, less entertaining knock-offs, that they had to re-package a classic like "The Exorcist" in not one, but two prequel efforts (Renny Harlin's version and the aborted Paul Schrader one) and dress it up with new sound design to make us think they still knew how to make horror movies!! Thankfully, here we are treated to a truly scary movie, one without bloody deaths and stupid teenagers being hacked to pieces. Let there be no mistake, I am always up for a good slice-em-up movie, but this is an intelligent and well-crafted fright-fest, fashioned to shock the hell out of young and old alike. See it in a dark theater or in your living room with all of the lights off, and those creaks you hear in the middle of the night will certainly make you pull the covers up tight. Break out those night-lights, you're gonna need them!! And don't forget to lock the door.
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