247 Degrees F

 

Based on a true story, four friends go to a cabin for the May Day holiday weekend.  Met by the local caretaker type guy (played by Tyler Mane from X Men and the Halloween remakes) they start as they mean to carry on, i.e. drinking beer, smoking dope and fooling around.

One of the group, Michael gets wasted and apparently passes out, then the remaining three get trapped in the sauna and it’s getting hotter in there all the time.

The film with it’s attractive 20 something cast is really a good old fashioned thriller.  It’s a ‘trapped in a small space’ movie and although they aren’t that common, the film feels like it’s been stretched out a bit and could easily have been a 45 minute TV show like an episode of The Twilight Zone or something like that.

The acting is above par and it’s very well made, especially the terrific sound design which makes use of the surrounds very well.  It’s one of those films that you have to see the ending to see what happens, it’s definately not a waste of time but I seen better films recently.  However, it’s not a bad little time filler, but don’t expect a classic.

  • Starring Scout Taylor-Compton  Tyler Mane  Travis Van Winkle 
  • Directors Levan Bakhia and Beqa Jguburia
  • Distributor Anchor Bay