Friday, 26 October 2012

31 Days Of Horror - Day 26: Spiral (2007)

A reclusive telemarketer, whose dysfunctional friendship with his boss is alleviated when a whimsical co-worker enters his life. But as he begins to sketch his new friend's portrait, disturbing feelings from his past threaten to lead him down a path of destruction.

Don't you just love it when a film comes out of nowhere and slams you in the face with surprise of how good it is! That's exactly what I got with "Spiral"

I couldn't tell you how I came about discovering this film, I know it wasn't recommended to me because no on I know knows of it. I guess that will always remain a mystery but that doesn't matter, what does matter is that I did see it and I can tell you all about how good it is.

We're introduced to our main character, 'Mason', who is unhappy with his life, he's a loner who doesn't really like people and is very awkward in social situations. His character depth may seem one dimensional on paper but trust me he isn't, he's a very intriguing character to watch.

Joel David Moore is absolutely amazing here, I'd go as far to say this is my favourite film of his. The supporting cast, which includes Amber Tamblyn and Tricia Helfer, are absolutely superb. It's always great to see a strong cast pull together and just grab our attention and keep hold of it without you even noticing until the credits start rolling.

Interestingly Joel David Moore wrote this film and co-directed it alongside Adam Green who worked together on "Hatchet". This was Moore's first attempt at writing and directing a feature film and I never would have guessed it just based on viewing it, he certainly has a talent.

"Spiral" is more on the thriller side with bits of drama throughout but I think Horror fans will get a kick out of it as-well, seriously give it a try and let me know what you think. Personally I loved it and would love to see Joel David Moore do more roles like this.

If you want to see the "Spiral" trailer then just click on the video below:

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