As a fan of director Adam Green, I was impressed with his work on Spiral. The film is more about character and mood so this is completely different to his work on the Hatchet movies and, like his other film Frozen, shows he can do tension and suspense without chucking a load of blood in your face.
The cast do a great job to. Joel David Moore brilliant as Mason and lovely Amber Tamblyn also great as Amber.
Spiral might not appeal to fans of conventional horror and Adam Greens other stuff but for those that enjoy more psychological, slow burning thrillers/horrors, Spiral is well worth checking out.
Spiral was rated 18 on DVD in the UK(I'm guessing that'd be R in the US?) but don't read anything into that. The film is no more than a 15. Think the BBFC gave it an 18 as an 18 rated film was in the trailers(?!)
HORROR/ THRILLER/ MYSTERY
Straight-to-rental movie has Joel David Moore as an odd outcast and a lonely artist as Mason who appears to have some serious issues who often calls up his brother, usually claims that he's killed someone except that his brother doesn't believe him, and still be able to hold a job as a telemarketer managed by his brother. The movie then dabbles pointlessly between him and his relationship with another female employee named Amber (Amber Tablyn)as well as with other people. She then succombs to be his secret girlfriend agreeing to pose for him and be his controlled model on many different poses following specific standards which she eventually does not like to follow, leading to the enevitable with predictable results and a twist that can be seen a mile away.
As a result of the twist contradicts everything that has happened beforehand because 1) I find it hard to believe that if the supposed persons (in this case girls) were supposed to have exist that she would 'dictate' not conversing with anyone else other than the most undesirable and unattractive person in question who is the oddest person in the entire movie who happeneds to be an artist 2) if an actual person were to be missing since the central person claimed to have killed before, where are the police presence in locating that person and how come we have never seen his brother in his place of residence- the movie never tells, making it's own rules about who exists and who doesn't meaning that it 'may' be a metaphor that we as people, don't pay enough attention or acknowledge the presence of women, and this film is unsuccessful in convincing us in doing so.
1/2 out of 4