MARCH 26 » 4:30p
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2011, USA, 99 min.
Director: Evan Kelly Screenwriter: Josh MacDonald
Cast: Matthew Amyotte, Nigel Bennett, Stephen Chambers
After the death of his mother, Tyler Crawley’s mind takes a grief-stricken hiatus. A wintry weekend of male-bonding and a cleansing release of ashes at the old family cabin promise to coax him back from the brink. However, somewhere in the hinterlands of Nova Scotia, a corridor between deep space and hell quietly beckons like an interdimensional siren. What begins as a promising fresh start quickly devolves into a gruesome finish as friends become foes and reality becomes a dark, cruel parody of itself.
This unnatural corridor, in its quiet hum of a mystery, begins to intrigue, manipulate, and ensnare; everyone begins to be…affected by this alien wall. Communication begins to break down; misunderstandings abound. A psychological, sci-fi horror whodunit is afoot as the group becomes increasingly argumentative, grappling with the corridor’s existence; masculinity, sanity, and humanity itself begin to be questioned. With violent consequences.
What is this corridor? No one can say for certain. It stands in the deep woods, a visual distortion in-between worlds, a wonder to behold. But, it’s doing something to minds of these five friends, stripping away those mental mechanisms that keep hedonistic savagery at bay. The scenario is reminiscent of that Star Trek episode where everyone loses their shit (Mr. Sulu, shirtless, fencing on the bridge of the Enterprise, Mr. Spock crying for his mommy, cats and dogs sleeping together, mass hysteria). However, this is much bloodier and way more traumatic.
The unfolding action is fiercely unpredictable and thoroughly chilling; a madcap mania overtakes them one by one. This Guys Gone Wild(ly Insane) weekend resonates somewhere between Stand By Me and Event Horizon. At times heartwarming, but mostly horrific, The Corridor is darkly engrossing; hard to look at, but also hard to look away from, it’s a terrifying character study of group dynamics under supernatural pressure.
— Nicole McConvery
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