Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Cabining (2014)

When Todd and Bruce bring their script to a creative writing group, they receive feedback that their horror movie is cliche and uninteresting.  Todd's uncle is willing to finance their film, but he agrees that the script is crap.  So he gives them two more weeks to come up with something good before he gives the money to a band to make a record.

Out of ideas, the two book a vacation to Shangri-la, which provides a relaxing, supportive environment for any artistic or creative endeavors.  Todd and Bruce hope to find the inspiration to write a great horror movie, or at least bang out a good enough script to get financing.

But instead of a peaceful place to work, they find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery as their fellow artists start  disappearing and are later found dead.  The one bright spot is that the deaths are providing inspiration for their script.

This is another movie where the film doesn't live up to the trailer. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad movie, but it's not really good either.  The movie had a few laughs and some amusing moments, but based on the trailer, I ended up disappointed. However it's well shot, the characters are more likable than the typical jerk college students, and Jasper is amusing.

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