Saturday, November 29, 2008

13 Hours in a Warehouse

Genre - Horror
Year Released - 2008
Running Time - 92 minutes
Directed by Dav Kaufman (this is his directorial debut)
Written by Dav Kaufman
Cast Includes: Paul Cram, Chars Bonin, Danny Salmen, Cason Lee, Cody Lyman, and Meisha Johnson

Rating: 4 Skulls

Plot Summary:
After a successful heist, five thieves hide in an old warehouse for the night. But when a series of mysterious numbers appears on the wall, followed by a bloody attack, they quickly catch on that somebody, or something, doesn't want them there.
Soon, they're fighting for their lives. Does the clue for survival lie in the strange string of numbers that keep showing up everywhere?


Review:
This one is actually a pretty decent little indie flick. I definitely enjoyed it enough to keep an eye on the director! [his next project is a Documentary titled Herpers - about reptile fanatics - it comes out, next year, and sounds very interesting!]

As for 13 Hours in a Warehouse, I would bet money that Kaufman is a huge fan of Reservoir Dogs, as this movie has a similar vibe - between the thieves.
[Just remember that this is a low-budget, independent production]

I do not want to say too much about the plot, as I knew nothing about the movie, and that may have enhanced my enjoyment of it. I will however mention that there is a scene, that takes place in a bathroom, that was very reminiscent of Samara, from The Ring ~ Freaky!
I also enjoy cool endings! :-)

Definitely worth renting, in my opinion!
Here's the Trailer:



Jason

13 comments:

Paul Cram said...

Hey Jason,

Your mohawk reminds me of mine in the film!
I played the role of Craig Teller, the mohawk wearing get-away driver.

Am glad you saw the film and took the time to write about it. And I totally agree about the bathroom scene; I actually had some thoughts of Samara from THE RING running through my mind when we were filming by the toilets.

The director Dav Kaufman is in pre-production on his next story "Psychosis of Ghosts" which ought to be another good piece of horror.

thebonebreaker said...

Paul,

Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by & read my review - that is so cool :-)

About the mohawk, I thought the same thing when I first saw you - what is even funnier, is that we have pretty much the same build as well. . .

Also, thanks for letting me know about Dav's next project!

I am going to go check out your Blog now :-)

J

jessi1974 said...

This looks right up my alley!!! I'm jumping on Netflix now to see if I can get it to the top before they mail my movies out! (Wanted can wait, saw it in the theaters anyways...hehehe)

thebonebreaker said...

Cool Jessi!

Let me know what you thought of it, afterwards :-)

J

jessi1974 said...

Damn - you've been a busy boy! Had to scroll all the way down. hehehe

I watched this over the weekend and thought it was great. The actors were wonderful and did a great job. The storyline was pretty original and I was impressed by the effects considering it was an indie flick.

It actually dragged my daughter's attention out of her iPod-coma and she watched the last half with me. You can't get any more kudos than that from a 14 year old. LOL

Thanks for the write-up, I'm truly glad I watched it. I'll be looking for more films from Dav Kaufman.

thebonebreaker said...

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the film Jessi! :-)

Not sure if you read Paul's comment, or not, but Kaufman is in pre-production on another ghost film titled "Psychosis of Ghosts"

I will be keeping an eye out on that, as well as Herpers. . .

J

jessi1974 said...

I saw that. Guess we'll have to wrestle for it when netflix gets it. hehehehe

thebonebreaker said...

hahahahaha :-)

Bearded Weirdo Reviews said...

I've seen this on rental shelves a few times in passing, but I've blown it off every time. After reading your appraisal, I'll think I'll give it a shot sometime.

Bearded Weirdo Reviews said...

I've seen this on rental shelves a few times in passing, but I've blown it off every time. After reading your appraisal, I'll think I'll give it a shot sometime.

thebonebreaker said...

Yeah, not the greatest cover - still, you know what they say about that. . . :-)

J

Bearded Weirdo Reviews said...

I just assumed it was some kind of rip-off of 13 Tziameti, or just a generic "torture porn" post-Hostel Saw wanna-be or something.

thebonebreaker said...

Nope :-)

Also, 13 Tziameti is a great flick!

J