Monday, March 03, 2008

DVD Review: Catacombs

From the producers of Saw, we get the new DVD release, Catacombs. Featuring Alecia Moore (Pink) in a small role, the movie takes place in the underground catacombs of Paris, where all of the all-night parties are really happening. Except, it would seem as if the party-goers aren't the only ones having fun in the dark!

The plot follows Victoria (Shannyn Sossamon) as she heads to Paris to visit her fun-loving sister Carolyn (Pink). At the urging of her sister, Victoria finds herself at an underground all-night rave. The emotionally-unbalanced-to-begin-with Victoria is in for the time of her life, or death, whichever way you look at it. There is a twist thrown in at the end, a slightly overused one, but it does work well with this story.

The acting was actually pretty good as well as the direction. The film's look was rather grainy, but maybe that was their intention. The scenes in the catacombs were often very claustrophobic and well-shot. As pitch black as it was down there, the director did a good job of effectively using the light sources the characters had.

I thought Catacombs was a decent little movie overall. There were some loose ends that were never tied unfortunately, but that didn't stop the movie from being unwatchable. Catacombs gets *** out of *****.