Is there a place for cheap & nasty horror flicks that have the production budget of a Happy Meal? Why, yes. As long as there is genuine entertainment to be had. “The Black Room” looks awful in every way, and the kind of movie that struggles to even get a theatrical release, let alone an audience. But it’s got a fascinating cast, led by Natasha Henstridge of “Species” fame, and Lin Shaye, the standout in James Wan’s “Insidious” saga. So I am willing to check this one out if it ever makes it to our corner of the woods. Alternatively, there’s always torrenting as an option. Actually, torrenting would probably be my go-to option in this case.

Here’s the official synopsis: “Paul and Jennifer Hemdale have just moved into their dream house. But their happy marriage is about to be put to the test as they slowly discover the secret behind the black room in the cellar. Something else is already living in their new home and it is growing stronger every day.”

“The Black Room” is directed by Rolfe Kanefsky and stars Lin Shaye (the Insidious films) and Dominique Swain (Lolita, Face/Off). It premieres 28th April.


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