Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Director: Christopher Smith
The Cast: Melissa George, Rachael Carpani, Liam Hemsworth
Release Date: October 16, 2009
One of the most surprisingly daunting horror films of the past year, Christopher Smith's Triangle is a film that intimidates me greatly. I've considered writing about it numerous times, but never have I been able to wrap my head around the film's complex structure. This is most certainly the type of horror film that you'll be confused about while it's going on, and one that will probably leave you talking about it long after the credits roll.
Following a single mother (30 Days of Night and The Amityville Horror's Melissa George) who embarks on a doomed boat trip with some friends, the film pairs an ax toting killer with the intrigue of the Bermuda Triangle; setting up a web of suspense and fear that provides palpable tension. George gives an incredibly strong performance in the lead, and helps carry the twisting film. The final reveals are handled perfectly, and cement Triangle as one of the most fascinating psychological horror films I've seen.