The Facility (2013)
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Critic Reviews for The Facility
Not much more than "28 Weeks Later in a hospital," but surely that sounds like fun.
This feels like Clark re-treading familiar territory without bringing anything fresh or exciting to it.
the odd thorny moral dilemma is thrown up along with the contents of the patients' stomachs, but amidst all that running about in the dark, very little real light is cast on the film's putative subject matter. Everything else is strictly by numbers.
Audience Reviews for The Facility
Pretty well acted and a premise involving enough to push through, but in this instance the low low low budget really hampers the ability to frighten. Specifically, volunteers for medical testing who begin to show dangerous behavior and are quickly (and rightfully) separated from the others, though when that happens, the threat level just doesn't seem that precarious. You can't generate more than a low level of danger by looking at some crazies through a remote camera. One scary encounter in the doctor's office stands out, the rest doesn't perform well enough for success. To see people creeping around a medical facility facing a constant nerve-tingling threat of attack, the sequence in "World War Z" shows you how it's done.
An interesting and well-made British horror film concerning volunteers for a drug trial that goes terribly awry, The Facility is a mostly effective interrogation of capitalism's dark underbelly in which even human beings become nothing more than expendable test subjects. Featuring a few found-footage-style moments, The Facility ultimately never quite builds to a climax like it should. It is a slow-burn horror film that just doesn't quite pay off in the end. Still, a relatively enjoyable ride....
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