Friday Night Flix: The Corridor

corridor4Welcome to Friday Night Flix, where there’s never a need to leave the couch or put on pants. Each week I’ll recommend an under-the-radar movie currently available on one or more of the major streaming platforms. They won’t all be classics, but every selection is guaranteed to be 100% watchable or your money back.

I’m sad to report I shan’t be embarking on my annual scary movie marathon this year. So, rather than 31 movies this month I’ll give you…five. BUT! I’m gonna drop the last one on Halloween, even though it falls on a Thursday. I’ll try to do something special, like write it without any pants on.

corridor2I’m pulling out all the stops this month and bringing you movies I’ve been saving for a rainy day. These next few flicks will be titles reliable sources have told me are good, which means the quality should be a little higher than my normal FNF recommends. Such is certainly the case with roughly the first 75% of The Corridor (Netflix, $3.99 Amazon). The last 25%? Well….

Let me preface this by saying this movie hits a lot of my emotional idiosyncrasies. A bunch of old pals, stranded in a snowy cabin. Past tragedy intruding on the present. Mysterious happenings afoot. Those elements are generally enough to sell me on any movie. I liked that movie Dreamcatcher and it was pretty much shit. So for me to say the last quarter of a movie with all those things is nevertheless disappointing, well, it’s probably not a good thing.

CORRIDOR6What The Corridor does have going for it is a nice ensemble, natural dialogue, intriguing supernatural possibilities, and at least one genuinely horrific moment. Detracting from all that is the aforementioned incoherent trainwreck of an ending and the worst bald cap I’ve ever seen on film. Then again, maybe I just didn’t get the ending and you’ll find it ties up the various loose ends nicely. The bald cap I’m pretty sure you’ll agree with me on.

Added bonus: While the ending left me a little cold, it would make the PERFECT Canadian X-Files pilot. There’s just something about the visual effects, the blinding white light, and the video quality that makes it a spot on match for early X-Files episodes. The truth is out there, eh?corridor1

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5 thoughts on “Friday Night Flix: The Corridor

  1. Can’t wait to see what the other four are.

    Quick questions:
    A) Did you see John Dies at the End?
    B) Did you see Cabin in the Woods?
    C) Are you ever going to review The Devil’s Rejects?

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    • A) Yes. Liked it just fine, thought it was a fair adaptation of a difficult to adapt book.
      B) Yes. Loved it. Could and did watch it over and over again.
      C.) Sure, here goes: House of 1000 Corpses and the Devil’s Rejects are both so sloppy and incoherent they’re nearly unwatchable. For all their efforts at being twisted and disturbing they’re actually kind of dull and both suffer from lackluster endings. Though he’s shown significant improvement over the years, the only watchable movie Rob Zombie has directed so far was a competent but unimaginative remake of Halloween. To be fair, I haven’t seen Lords of Salem though I don’t have high hopes.

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      • Will you talk about/do a post on either A or B?

        For the record I love The Devil’s Rejects, but I suspect the soundtrack is responsible for a large portion of that love. I’m also a horror film dilettante, so…

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      • Na, probably not. They’re both kinda low-hanging fruit. I like to go a little further off the beaten path. that being said, if anyone hasn’t seen either of those, they should watch them immediately. I will give Rob Z credit – the man can score a film.

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