Sunday, February 22, 2015

Crazy Eights (2006)

When a childhood friend dies, a group of former friends gather at the funeral and are given a map to a trunk which contains a time capsule.  Inside they find photos, old toys, and the skeleton of a child.

Understandably freaked out, they disagree on whether to call the police or just pretend they never saw it.  They get lost on the drive back, and stop to ask directions from a girl they saw run across the road up ahead.  Every time I've ever been lost, the driver gets out and asks for directions while everyone else waits in the car. But this group takes a different tact when all six get out of the van. This doesn't seem like a good idea.

After walking down a path and finding no sign of the girl, they notice a large house through the trees.  When they walk up to it, the building appears locked and abandoned. They try to find a way in, which ends with one guy breaking his leg by tripping on the cellar stairs. Strangely enough, his leg appears to have been chewed by wolverines.  When everyone comes to see if he's okay, they get locked in the basement....of course, they do. That'll teach you not to all get out of the van to ask for directions.

From the outside, the building appears to be a two story home, but inside it's a massive abandoned asylum.  They struggle to find a way out of the building. This was about a half hour into the film and almost nothing had happened.  We were totally bored and didn't care if they lived or died.  So we didn't even finish this one.

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