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A controlling husband who can't stop... even when dead!!!
100 Feet (DVD)
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100 Feet (DVD)
Advantages: A very good horror/thriller with a good story
Disadvantages: None really.. it was really good
This is a very good horror thriller, just showing how sometimes the innocent aren't always believed, and how a controller partner, can't always let go.... even when dead.
It is written and directed by Eric Red who has done some other classics like the Hitcher, where it can be very scary, but without much need of gore. The primary actress of this is Famke Janssen, with a few appearances of other actors throughout the movie, but on rare occasions, 90% of this movie is purely Famke Janssen (so if your a Famke admirer, this is a movie for you).
Story (May contain spoilers)
Famke Janssen plays Marnie, a woman who was married to a cop. This cop was an abusive husband. She tried to leave him, but he ended up coming at her with a knife, so through self defence she killed him. Unfortunately as he was a cop, when she reported the abuse no one believed her, and thus when she did kill him in self defence she was sentenced for murder. After serving a number of years she is let out on house arrest, where she is tagged and con not be further than 100ft away from the central console in the house (hence the title 100ft). Now she is back home and trying to pick up her life again while trapped inside the house for 1 more year. Unfortunately she is not alone, the spirit of her husband never moved on, and is back abusing her. Now the hunt is on, to find out how to get rid of this spirit, to save her own life and to save her sanity, especially as in a world like ours no one would believe her.
There is really only 1 actor in this movie, the others are purely in it for a few moments here and there to help the story develop. Primarily it is Famke Janssen who plays an excellent role of a strong women being terrified and abused by something she can't deal with and in a situation where no one believes her so she is completely on her own both physically and emotionally.
The special effects suit the movie well, there is nothing outlandish, just the typical moving of objects with no one around and ghostly appearances of her husband. A few of the attack scenes are also pretty good as they clearly had a good use of the special effects to show the pure strength of a vengeful ghost.
This is a good movie, it shows the in house relationship of police to the degree that if you are unlikely to have done anything and if you're a cop, and that all other possibilities are believed first. It is also a good thriller/horror of a controlling spirit and how it might never let go, which is interesting under the idea that if someone is controlling in life, they may also never let go when in the next world.
This movie, while being a horror is more of a thriller horror, there are a few spooky scenes to make you jump, and maybe one or 2 scenes that make you cringe, but all in all there is hardly any gore that can be in so many horrors today.
If you get chance watch this movie, it is well worth it.
Summary: A great horror/thriller which doesn't need gore to entertain