The Devil's Chair details
|Starring:||Pollyanna Rose, Eric M. Breiman, Louise Griffiths, Andrew Howard, Nadja Brand, Olivia Hill, Elize Du Toit, David Gant, Matt Berry, Gary Mackay|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Devil's Chair
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Jan 2009|
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Plagiarism at its best!By onion (344 reviews) from leeds , 08 Feb 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]Okay, there are a lot of things about this film that arent all that great (a poor mans Jason Statham? Tell me you don't see it!). But there is some really good stuff too.
Having said all that, I wanna be nice anyway because a goodfriend of mine recommended this film to me (hey becks) and I can see why she likes it. I think I do too.
Anyway, yes the first hour seems almost like an amalgamation of Lockstock (complete with dodgy freeze frame narration), Hellraiser twos plot and Silent Hill style looks, and yes, the acting is a little poor (surely us Brits are better than this). But f#ck it! Its a good laugh!
And the final act (or twist!) will really change your mind about the whole film! If only it couldve been more like that all the way through!
But I guess that was the point.
Give it a chance.
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Its about a chair..... but it's not electrifyingBy davidwaugh58 (5 reviews) , 04 Apr 2012If there is weakness it is that that this a low budget film with specials effects to match. Storyline has a good twist and you become enveloped in the growing plight of the main players.
On the whole though it will never rank as an outstanding film but if you want an uncomplicated plot and a bit of a scary story with some good looking guys & girls in danger, plus some blood along the way then this is for you...
Pleasing But Largely Plagiarised B horrorBy Jennish (336 reviews) from Rye , 05 Sep 2011This identikit scripted horror is not without its fun. Although things don't look too cheap the borrowed directorial techniques and achingly bad script, suggest that someone had their tongue in their cheek. At least I hope they did. All the cliches are marshalled effectively, right down to the mad scientist and deserted asylum, although the freeze frames and narration is as annoying as it was in Lock Stock. The acting, especially by two of the cast, is appallingly wooden and reminiscent of the wonderful 'Garth Marenghi's Dark Place'. There is a final twist to this B horror, nicked from Switch Blade Romance, yet for fans of B horror this should be pleasant and undemanding viewing. The one drawback is that, although there are buckets of blood, there is actually very little in the way of gore and depravity to please the torture porn crowd.
A cross between; hostel, pit & pendulum and othersBy IM69 (151 reviews) from stonehaven , 28 Apr 2010Strange movie but still worth a watch if nothing else. Its taken budget direction from several movies. A bit of hellraiser, a bit of hostel or pit & pendulum, some drug taking movies I cant remember and a bit of other horrors as well.
Hey more importantly there's even a rooney lookalike (check the ears) and that famous actor (now dead) who played Edward Longshanks in braveheart (I know, I should look it up).
What a pile of confusing mashed up tripe!By desmondsdoll (264 reviews) from Stockport , 28 Mar 2010This has got to be one of the most bizarre movies I've ever had the misfortune to review!!
It doesn't seem to be able to decide what it wants to be - and the dull grey/dusky pink/sepia tinge to the majority of the movie doesn't help and nor do the regular 'Lock, Stock...' screen stills where our (annoying) main character Nick West explains to us his thoughts and feelings - it all seems like a poorly acted, amateur torture-porn movie for most of it and then it does actually take the rip out of itself and points out blatantly that that's exactly what it's like and admits that it's poorly acted and bizarrely Nick West goes on a rant at all of us viewers telling us that we're all blood-thirsty and sick (it made me wonder if the director was actually forming some form of protest against us horror fans by creating this movie), then towards the very end, it actually became half-decent, with some good make-up effects and Elize Du Toit came into her own (but I like her anyway) but then the ending itself was just so unexplainable, bizarre and crap that I wanted to lock the director in the abandoned asylum for creating such a total pile of rubbish! I really do NOT recommend watching this - the sypnosis makes it seem half-decent, but it really isn't worth sitting through it just to watch a 5 minute slot of decent filming.
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The Devil's Chair-erribleBy EveryStuart (2 reviews) from Ballymena , 09 Jan 2010One beneficial point of this film is that by the end you do feel that you have dangerously strong psychiatric problems.
The lead guy talks like Suggs from Madness and has no eyebrows, even Eliza Du Toit and Matt Berry couldn't save this movie.
A fun game to play during this movie is, every time they say the 'C' word buy a copy of this movie and burn it.
Best to avoid. The ending blows too.