Boosmahn wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:14 pm
colinr0380 wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:47 pm
It has been a while since I last saw it back in my early teens but I remember liking Critters 3, mostly because I love claustrophobic 'trapped in a building' films.
Not to stray too far off topic here, but do you have any recommendations? If you haven’t seen them, The Stanford Prison Experiment and The Invitation are good "locked-door" thrillers.
A lot would be the standard ones such as of course Die Hard, but for a more obscure recommendation there was a great TV movie that came out in the wake of that: Trapped
with Kathleen Quinlan (and directed by Fred Walton of When A Stranger Calls), where she plays an overworked executive trapped in a giant office building with a serial killer and having to play cat and mouse games throughout every single part of the building during one night, from penthouse to parking garage; from the floor that is under construction to dangling off the side of the building. It belies its TV movie origins really well and I'd love it if it got a disc release some time. It bears a bit of comparison to that recent film P2
, especially in the car chase around the parking garage climax, but Trapped is a bit less skeezy (Quinlan never falls into the hands of her tormentor, for one thing) and more expansive and wide ranging throughout that building.
The other one is the Dean Koontz adaptation The Face of Fear
, with Pam Dawber, though it is a bit wackier as the imbd plot description suggests:
imdb wrote:A killer traps an unarmed police detective and her husband, a former mountaineer with psychic powers, in a Manhattan office building.
Of course the mountaineering skills come in handy for an escape attempt from the building!
And whilst its not in a building per se, the best 'escape room' film is still probably Vincenzo Natali's Cube