Room 33 film review – (7.5/10) “Slowly building to good tension using expressions and the camera”.
Room 33 has an excellent upbeat opening with nature and sets the scene for a real adventure. You might ask what could possibly wrong and you end up thinking, what couldn’t. As turmoil begins, the film rumbles on and doesn’t really have many tension building effects. It is the acting that makes it well worth a watch in the end.
The characters are played very well and actors formulate their personalities individually , to help you get to know the characters. This is vital in any horror so that you feel a sense of loss without them.
The plot has enough mystery to keep you engaged. It isn’t just a case of a psycho on the loose. Far from it in fact. The tale has history and needs the full film duration to truly understand what is going on.
The film consistently does camera angle well. The camera homes in on precisely where facial expressions or events are happening. The setting is nice and confined, keeping tension reasonable throughout. Not your typical horror film and a nice surprise. Definitely an adventure horror if such a thing exists.
I have to say it is worth a watch and you won’t be disappointed. It does enough to build tension, and has a good storyline. For a good horror film I don’t think anything else is necessary. A good film with a dull title.