Sunday, December 29, 2013

Buried Alive (2007)

A group of friends finds themselves buried alive in elaborately rigged coffins and tries to figure out why they've been chosen for this fate.

Meanwhile above ground, Melanie is worried about her girlfriend Sage. It's been 24 hours since she was talking to Sage on a web cam and saw her attacked by a masked man with a crowbar.  Oddly enough she doesn't notify anyone or do anything until 24 hours has passed. Could it be a prank? Well, yeah if your friends are total dicks, it could be. 

Then instead of calling the police, she calls her brother Travis to help her figure out what's going on. She vlogs about the missing Sage hoping someone can help her figure out what has happened.  She also breaks into Sage's place to see if she can find any clues. Oh and did I mention she's been given a link to a website where she can see Sage and other people in the coffins? Again, the police aren't contacted.

Travis tapes everything they do. The movie also includes flashbacks to tapes of his high school friends, which is relevant since they are in the coffins. Hmmmm... but the coffin kids suspect it is weirdo Tommy, the nice but unpopular outcast they always picked on and beat up. Tommy's relationship with Travis is unclear since Travis often tortures Tommy along with his friends, but also sometimes hangs out with him.

I picked this up because I liked the cover and it was only $3.00. But I was pretty sure it wasn't going to be any good.  Yup, called that one right. Since it's supposed to be video footage from Travis's tapes, it's  like watching video your untalented friend shot, mixed with surveillance footage of the kids in the coffins.  And most of them aren't particularly likable so you don't care if they die.

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