The Fear Chamber (2009)
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This is a dull, plodding cop drama about a cop who's having psychic visions of victims. The script is kind of muddy -- are his visions of already dead girls, or girls who are about to be dead, or both? Either way it doesn't really help the cop do much, so that plot element doesn't really pay off the way you'd expect it to. The same things sort of happen over and over without really going anywhere, and then near the end there's an unintentionally funny moment with a deranged lunatic killer. It doesn't really fulfill its own potential. Great camera work and framing, gory special effects and lighting, but the tension is just too light. Instead of a slowly building sustained tension there's sporadic little moments of tension that close too predictably. Plenty of chronically overused B-tropes and cliches, if you like that sort of thing.
This film is a mess, but a fascinating and intriguing mess. I really liked the premise of a cop being able to see the victims of a serial killer and also trying to find the killer. This film definitely could have used more time in the oven though, since the plot sometimes meanders and gets confusing, while the acting and dialogue are also somewhat hit-or-miss. However, I got a kick out of watching this strange mess unfold and I had a lot of fun with it. I certainly don't think it deserves the harsh response it has on this site.
Confusing story and uninteresting characters. The plot doesn't seem to go anywhere much and the tension never reaches a high point. It's just a steady slow-flowing film with the usual bland ending.
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