Friday, October 28, 2016

247°F (2011)

Directors: Levan Bakhia, Beka Jguburia

Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Christina Ulloa, Travis Van Winkle, Tyler Mane

Jenna, Renee, Ian and Michael arrive at a lakeside cabin owned by Ian's uncle Wade. Intending to enjoy a carefree weekend, instead, three of them become locked in the hot sauna. First they think its Michael playing jokes on them, but soon realize that help is not coming and they must find a way out before the heat kills them. As the heat rises they are pushed to their physical and psychological limits, staying alive is not easy any more. Breaking a small window may be the worst thing they can do, because cool air will trick the thermostat to run the heater full blast. They need to get out, but all they can is wait.

This movie had a really good concept. There is nothing more frightening than the Idea of being trapped knowing that you could die before someone ever finds you. It is terrifying to even think about. They had a great story, but it just failed when the story was brought to film. It was another LifeTime horror movie, well almost.

The movie was pretty simple, but at least they really did try to hide how they were trapped in the sauna. That counts for something. The acting was fair. This movie is barely worth watching once. It is a movie to watch, if nothing else is on. Enjoy.

247°F (2011) Trailer

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