100 Feet Reviews
The first appearance of the ghost Mike Watson (Michael Pare) made me jumped. Can you beat a ghost with a baseball bat? I laughed when Marnie Watson (Famke Janssen) was doing that. I thought ghosts were transparent. And how come people are making love when there is a ghost in a house? Yes, yes I forgot this is a Hollywood movie where you can't call it a movie unless there are some sex scenes in it. No matter how crap the movie is, people will still like some parts like that (well it's the concept of the film industry I guess). And the ending was pretty horrible.
Disappointing coming from Eric Red who gave us Near Dark, the original The Hitcher and Body Parts but it's still more entertaining than that J-horror remake stuff.
A young woman, Marnie Watson, is granted early release from her prison sentence for manslaughter (killing her husband - a violent NYC cop - in self defense) on condition she wear an electronic ankle bracelet and remain within her home, effectively under house arrest, for the remainder of her sentence. Her late husband's partner keeps tabs on her from a patrol car parked across the street, hoping she'll violate probation and he can send her back to prison. But the 100-foot radius her ankle bracelet allows isn't the worst of her problems. Her dead husband --now a malevolent ghost--is still in the house, where he died -- intent on savage revenge.
The movie had potential but as it goes on and the story unfolds, it tends to be a bit tiresome and the scares and the chills just wasn't there. The supposed ghost of the husband of Famke's character, Marnie didn't deliver the thrills. I've seen much more scarier things in real life than a CGI concocted vague image of some rotten dude trying to kill his wife. Another thing that seemed a bit odd was the premise of a ghost that can physically hurt and in Ed Westwick's case, kill a human being. Now, I'm not into the whole supernatural thing but I'm pretty sure ghosts can't do that. They're dead, they can't kill people when they're dead, that's just silly. Famke Janssen, from a big-budgeted film X-Men playing an iconic comic book character has been reduced to playing battered housewives in low budgeted horror movies. Such a shame really.
If you're a fan of guys who look like the guy from Twilight, or exploding ghosts, then I highly recommend this! If not, I highly recommend keeping "100 feet" away! GET IT!?
-Good premise but bad execution.
-A thriller that doesnīt thrill.
-Horror that doesnīt scare.
-A unconvincing drama.
-A pathetic cop with bad acting.
-The trailer is very much better than the movie. Donīt bite the decoy.
Reasons to see it:
-If you want to waste 1 hour and 36 minutes of your life.
100 Feet is a no rules haunted house story where Ghost can do anything Ghost wants to do until Ghost can't. In a flick where explanations are so far down the priority list they're not even bothered with, I feel silly for wondering how a woman can clean up a crime scene in the time it takes a person to walk up a flight of steps.
There are a lot of missteps along the way, and the obvious, utterly idiotic ending didn't help.