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The Snare (2017)

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Three friends head to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force.


C.A. Cooper


C.A. Cooper





Credited cast:
Eaoifa Forward Eaoifa Forward ... Alice
Daniel Paton ... Carl / Lizzy's boyfriend (as Dan Paton)
Rachel Warren ... Lizzy
Fin Banks Fin Banks ... Forest Child
Lily-Mae Hebbes Lily-Mae Hebbes ... Forest Child
Tia Shenton Tia Shenton ... Forest Child
Arthur Wraight Arthur Wraight ... Forest Child
Bruno Wraight Bruno Wraight ... Forest Child
Nathan Brine Nathan Brine ... Forest Man
Sameera Steward Sameera Steward ... Forest Woman
Stuart Nurse ... David / Alice's father
Charlotte Parker Charlotte Parker ... Cherub
Rose Parker Rose Parker ... Cherub
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emma-Marie Cooper Emma-Marie Cooper ... The Ghoul (as Emma Cooper)
Roman Kemp Roman Kemp ... Jake


Three young people head to a remote holiday apartment complex, left vacant during the off-season. They are Alice, her best friend Lizzy, and Lizzy's perverted boyfriend Carl. Things quickly take a turn for the worst, as the group gets trapped in one of the high-floor apartments, unable to escape. No one knows they are there. They have no way to contact the outside world. Food and water grow scarce. Desperation sinks in. Is this all just a series of unfortunate events, or is there something supernatural behind it?

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During a particularly intense scene Dan Paton agreed to be choked for real on set. He was given a penny and told to drop it if he was in danger. The first few takes were fine, but on the final one he couldn't breathe and the penny dropped. The crew panicked and rushed to his aid. He'd started to black out and was unaware of what had happened. The performance looked so convincing and horrific to watch that the take ended up being the final one in the film. See more »


The interior walls would be far less durable than the exterior ones. The group could have easily broke through into another unit and from there into a stairwell. That this never occurs to the protagonists seems to be rather odd. See more »

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Genuinely creepy
7 January 2017 | by cjs6547See all my reviews

As a horror movie that frankly spooked the socks off of me, I gotta say this movie deserves more love. It is not lame like some of the Ouija releases. It does not, in my opinion, try to be 'The Shining' or overreach its artistic capabilities. In fact, a close comparison would be 'The Hole' (2001), with more elements of the supernatural mixed in.

The characters are obnoxious but believably real. The film uses several slow shots to build suspense and tension, and this only adds to the general sense of creepiness and unease. I jumped at least three times during this film. Not a fan of jumpscares? Don't worry, there are at least two more mediums of horror used in this film (survival horror and mental illness) so there's something for everybody!

The story is not really original (like I said, The Hole did it before), but its not really predictable and its nice to see the writer make some bold choices. There are plenty of shocking scenes that already make this film stand out from contemporary 'safe' Hollywood horror.

A must see for a horror lover like myself, this will fix you up for a while! 7/10.

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Release Date:

6 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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