Reviewed by: Donny Broussard
Andres and Dego Meza-Valdes
What's it about
A girl is locked in a metal room by her father....for her own good.
Is it good movie?
Holy shit! Those are the words that came out of my mouth after watching "The Room," from the first frame to the last, everything about this flick kicked major ass. Filmmakers Andres and Dego Meza-Valdes took a simple idea and made a very impressive film. The most amazing thing about the flick is that in it's short 20 minute runtime there isn't one second that wasted my time.
The film opens with a girl locked in room containing nothing more than a mattress, a plate with a pill and glass of water, and a pool of blood belonging to the girls dead boyfriend who happens to be sharing the room with her. The girl talks to her father on an intercom and also speaks to her sister through a small hole in the bottom of the door used to pass food in and out of the room. We find out that the girl's name is Sam and that she has something wrong with her, but at first what that something is isn't very clear. Come to find out Sam is a werewolf and her father has locked her in the room for her own good.
When I first sat the room with the mattress I figured I was in for a "Saw" rip-off, but man was I wrong. The filmmakers took the werewolf mythos and combined it with elements used in the tired torture genre to create a fresh horror film that delivered more than most feature films being released today. The actors were extremely impressive, the make-up was awesome, the sets and locations were beautiful, and the story worked on various levels. Also the cinematography was way above average for a short film, helping to suck the viewer into the room alongside Sam. I'm going to keep my eyes open for what these filmmakers do next because if it's even a fraction as well done as this flick the future of horror is secure.
Video / Audio
Audio Loud and Clear
None to speak of.
If you love horror do yourself a favor and do whatever it takes to see this flick.