DVD Review: The Corridor

CORRIDOR_DVD_2DA novel horror film from first time director Evan Kelly in a similar vein to Dream Catcher. A group’s friendship is challenged when they encounter a strange corridor of light in the Canadian forest that soon pits them against each other.

Cast: Stephen Chambers (Tyler), Matthew Amycotte (Bobcat), Nigel Bennett (Lee), James Gilbert (Everett), Glen Matthews (Jim)

Run Time:  98 mins

Rating: 18

Official Summary:

‘A group of high school friends reunite years later for a weekend of partying and catching up on old times. Isolated deep in the snow-covered forest, they stumble upon a mysterious corridor of light. Like a drug, the corridor’s energy consumes them, driving them to the point of madness. One by one, they turn on each other, taking their evil to the next level. Mayhem leads to murder as they race to outlast each other, and the corridor’s supernatural powers.’

The film starts off with Bobcat, Lee and Everett going round to Tyler’s house and finding his mom dead and him hiding in the cupboard with a knife. Tyler then goes a bit mental and stabs Lee and Everett. Cut to present day and Tyler has been released from the mental hospital. Tyler and the rest of the group, along with Jim meet up at Tyler’s cabin in the woods to have a wake in Tyler’s mom’s memory. Whilst scattering his mom’s ashes, Tyler comes across a corridor of light, he initially thinks that he is going mad again but when he persuades the rest of his friends to come along they all see it too. The corridor soon invades their minds – opening them up to each other and the corridor. They then begin to turn on each other and Tyler soon becomes the only sane voice amongst the madness.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started watching this film, but I was pleasantly surprised. Considering there are only five main characters, the film manages to keep your attention throughout. The acting was really good, and I found the relationship and interactions between the group very believable.

The only thing that I feel let the film down was the effects, which were quiet dodgy in parts – however, the excellent acting managed to draw your attention away from this, and so the film was not spoiled as a result. As for the plot? Was it some weird alien (a little like King’s Dream Catcher) or something paranormal – I’ll be honest I have absolutely no idea, but I know I definitely enjoyed the film and would happily watch it again.

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Rating: 4/5
Reporter: darkphoenix1701

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