Sunday, October 4, 2009

Spiral [2007]

Spiral's a nifty lil' psychological thriller about a fucked up telemarketer who entices beautiful young women to pose for him in his bare minimalist artist's studio/apartment, with each posed portrait culminating further into unhealthy fascination, frightful obsession, and ultimately untimely engrossment.

Adam Green, director of the acclaimed 2006 flick Hatchet, takes a 180º by joining forces with first time lead actor/writer/director/producer and undeniable jack of all trades Joel Moore - but in this case, quite evidently, a master of all - with a pg-13 rating, violence, gore and nudity free what-the-fuck film.  But good on them... cuz Spiral is quite superb.

With a nasty snowballed pace, cramped and dim styled photography, wicked script and brilliant lead acting from the man behind the madness, Spiral delivers the oft-attempted perfect psycho thriller...topped with a somewhat "coulda called it" twist ending, that will sure to please if egos allow.



Carl (ILHM) said...

Dude I dont know what I have been thinking for the past several months, but somehow I kept overlooking FearFinder on my reader, sorry I missed so many reviews!

I have had this on my wishlist for over a year, but no one has ever reviewed it so I was going to drop it. Now more determined to see it than ever, thanks for the heads up!!

Fear Finder said...

Thanks Carl and glad youre back reading. Let me know what you think when you get a chance to see it!