October marches on, and so does our countdown to All Hallows Eve. This year, rather than trying to do a full 31 film reviews or something truly time-consuming like that, most of what I’m going to be posting are favorite trailers, short films, some full-length movies, and other items just to kind of help get everyone in the spirit of what really is one of my favorite holidays.
1997’s Cube is one of those overlooked gems that definitely deserves much more attention. Directed by Vincenzo Natali, and starring Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Julian Richings, Wayne Robson, and Maurice Dean Wint, the film is one of those movies that really shows how to make the most of a truly limited budget.
Financed by the Canadian Film Centre‘s First Feature Project, and with a budget of $375,000 the movie actually consists of only one set, but it certainly doesn’t appear that way.
The movie was successful enough to spawn both a sequel and prequel, and though they do serve to expand the story around the cube, and had bigger budgets, in my mind it’s the original that really is the most effective and entertaining.
So what are some of your favorite overlooked gems that would make for good Halloween viewing? Let me know either in the comments below, or over on the Durnmoose Movies Facebook page which can be found here.
- Enter the world of CUBE, Where Math *can* Save Your Life (mitng.org)
- 31 Days of Halloween – 001: Edison’s Frankenstein (1910) (durnmoosemovies.wordpress.com)
- 31 Days of Halloween – 010: Blood Orgy Of The She Devils (1974) (durnmoosemovies.wordpress.com)