The Film: Triangle
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.
If you know The Mike, you know he loves some Bruce Willis. So much so that he's stoked out of his mind for this weekend's Red, even though it's surprisingly rated PG-13. (I mean, if they're supposed to be old people, they should probably swear a lot. That's what old people do.) Regardless, Bruce Willis rules.
And now, he's gone on one of the web's favorite talk shows, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, as originally shown on Funny Or Die. And now, you can watch it here.
As I said, you can check out Willis this weekend in Red, and Galifianakis will be back on the big screen opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in Due Date on November 6th. In the meantime, I'd still like to know if Bruce did worry that The Whole Ten Yards would be too good.