Spiderhole Reviews

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November 9, 2014
I couldn't even finish this. It was going to waste my time. I had to put an end to it.
May 22, 2014
It's a great horror plot but it's lacking why why why??!! It doesn't really explain to us why the killer is killing, sort of just makes you wondering it can develop better
November 30, 2013
same ole tired 'scare tactics' here though its a tired ole warhorse
October 30, 2013
One line summary: Stoner squatter thieves search for and find their own damnation.


Four homeless art students squat in a supposedly abandoned London house.
Things go well for a while. The windows and doors look covered with old boards, which should be no problem to break into. The place has been abandoned for a number of years, and not everything works right at first. They discover some old clothes with fresh blood on them. That does not seem to set off their sense of danger.
The next morning, joy turns to despair quickly enough. The windows covered with boards had solid metal beneath the boards; the back door was the same. The front door, which Toby so carefully broke into and re-engineered the previous night, has been bolted down with solid metal. Toby's tool box has gone missing, as has every cell phone they had. They try to get the attention of the police outside who are looking over there 'borrowed' van. Hm. The cops cannot hear them.
The captor gasses them, then takes Toby away. The rest look for him, but have little success at first. Their captor ties up Zoe as well, then the torture segment starts.
Luke and Molly think they have the drop on their captor. They end up killing Toby instead. Then the captor gasses them. He saws off Zoe's lower legs, then turns his attention to Luke and Molly.
Molly manages to get free, and strikes her captor with an iron rod, but only once. She leaves that to chance. Molly finds what is left of Luke, then tries to find an exit, now that she has a set of keys. She also finds the captor's back-story which tells partially why he keeps repeating all the torture.
Does Molly make it out alive?


Cinematography: 10/10 Love the 2.35 aspect ratio. This picture starts out beautifully on the visuals, and continues that way.

Sound: 10/10 Creepy, good tracks, well chosen and recorded.

Acting: 5/10 Could have been a lot better.

Screenplay: 8/10 Tells a story, and does it fairly well.
October 20, 2013
It's pretty frustrating at times, but overall I didn't think this was a bad horror movie. It's better than a lot of other crap that's out there.
½ January 22, 2013
Spiderhole (Daniel Simpson, 2010)

Generic torture-porn dreck that I can't even say really tries for anything interesting. Four art-school chums (The Hole's Emma Griffiths Malin, The Illusionist's Reuben-Henry Briggs, and two newcomers, George Maguire and Amy Noble), presumably to save money on dorm fees, decide to spend a semester as squatters in an abandoned building. All well and good, unless someone-or something-is already there when you show up... the movie makes an attempt to build suspense as to who or what is offing our unrelatable, unlikable foursome, but it fails pretty miserably; there are no hooks here that will make you care one way or the other. When you can't identify with anyone in a movie because the script is doing its best to make you despise everyone in it, something went seriously wrong somewhere along the way. * 1/2
½ December 3, 2012
Tediously un-original, since when did the only criteria to make a film become 'I've seen a few horror movies that I'll happily re-hash'?
November 24, 2012
Some parts mildly entertaining while equal parts boringly painfull.
September 8, 2012
In London, four friends are homeless and decide to squat in a house. They find what they think to be the perfect abandoned home, but soon after moving in, they find out they're not the only tenants there - and the one occupying it already doesn't want roommates.

I liked the overall general concept of the film, but it fell flat almost immediately. The kids are drugged and when they come to all the windows and doors are bolted with steel and their cell phones are gone, and they end up turning on one another, and basically becoming one complete hot mess. Even the "last girl" wasn't that smart. She had the killer right where she wanted him, and instead of killing him and fleeing, she smacks him on the head and runs off. Not to mention there wasn't really a single person I was rooting for, I found the film to be a typical horror flick that will be easily forgotten.
½ July 26, 2011
Drearily familiar, lazily constructed, and simply not very interesting. No spiders, either. Dissapointing all around SKIP IT!!!
½ September 5, 2012
Normally these types of movies fail because the characters aren't very likeable, but Spiderhole doesn't fail from that. Actually the characters are quite good,despite their lack of morals when it comes to squatting. That aside, they are interesting, and the story iteself leads to lots of fun. However, the movie rather falls apart when we meet the evil force. The captor isn't interesting or logical, and destroys any tension that was wonderfully built up in the first half.
August 24, 2012
I know horror movies need stupid people. I get there would not be a horror movie WITHOUT stupid people. It still drives me crazy, though, and what makes it worse is when you do not care if the stupid people live or die. There is no back story, at all, on any characters. They are obnoxious and totally hard to root for. There is no reason given for the killer doing what he is doing... What is the point? And the "twist" at the end? Does NOT help.
July 14, 2012
I was pleasently surprised by this little horror flick.......I must admit....I liked the unanswered questions that reel around this tale until the very end.....it was very good for what it was........definately give it a chance....it might just surprise you at how well done it was.
May 22, 2012
Spiderhole is a British horror thriller about a group of four young squatters who break into an abandoned house to live in. Unfortunately for them, there is already an occupant and he doesn't want them to leave...ever. Spiderhole is technically well made but, it's nothing new nor is it done in a way to make it fresh. The four leads are dull and not particularly endearing or likable so right there we have no emotional investment to care about their well being, which is a common mistake in horror films these days. When the film is not following them around the maze-like house, it's being a routine torture show as the creepy plastic wearing occupant one by one captures them for some very nasty surgery. We never get to know much about this sick surgeon, not enough to give him the kind of presence or threat he needed to be effective. In fact we never really feel any dread or suspense despite the fact that he is always lurking about. Aside from our emotional detatchment to the leads, the film never builds any atmosphere or a sense of danger with it's by the numbers presentation of it's story. Director Daniel Simpson has a very point and shoot style that creates none of the mood this film needed to get past it's tired plot. And tired of these unimaginative torture flicks is the only emotion we feel as Spiderhole is an empty hole.
April 9, 2012
the story is very simple, and the end isn't good, is not scary is confusing
April 3, 2012
I thought this was heading in the right direction but unfortunately it just didn't get off the ground. This movie was almost a rarity where I nearly felt sorry for the victims. There were only but the fewest scenes that were actually good, the very last scene was one of them. Too bad they couldn't capitalize on that.
March 15, 2012
Sádica, sucia, sin sentido y sin arañas...totalmente ilógica e irracional
½ January 28, 2012
A rather predictable and disappointing slasher/torture film, Spiderhole concerns a group of London youths who break into an abandoned building to claim squatter's rights. When they awake after their initial night of partying, they find they have been trapped within the darkness of the boarded-up building and that someone is stalking them. Spiderhole develops a creepy atmosphere early on, but it fails to ever really deliver on its premise. The film slowly becomes boring and mundane early on and never manages to recapture it earlier creepiness....
½ January 20, 2012
A hybrid of films out of the same genre but doesn't mean good as a consequence of course.
½ December 26, 2011
Nothing really worth to talk about. It was a horror, but with no story at all.
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