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247 Degrees of Drama and Suspense
on 9 July 2015
247 Degrees Fahrenheit is a film based on a true story set in the Republic of Georgia. Four friends travel to a cabin by the lake, in this cabin is a sauna. They decide to make use of the sauna whilst in it one of the friends decides he needs to use the bathroom (he had been drinking and smoking pot earlier), as he leaves he knocks something other that blocks the door thus trapping his friends inside. Afterwards he falls asleep.
His friends still trapped in the sauna realise what has happened and frantically shout for help but to no avail, nobody can hear them because their friend is asleep and the owner of the cabin is out at a party which they were supposed to attend. When their friend wakes up he looks everywhere but the sauna for his friends and thinks they left him for the party.
Those who are trapped in the sauna are getting more and more frantic they smash a small window in the door to get some air, and as time progresses they smash the thermostat hoping it will cool down the sauna, alas it has the opposite affect making it get even hotter.
Several hours pass before the owner of the cabin returns realizes what happened and rescues them.
I can see why people might think negatively of the film, its a suspense thriller rather than a high octain action movie. The events mostly take place inside the sauna much as in Phonebooth the events take place around the phone booth. Overall the ending was a little abrupt the film ends almost directly after the rescue with some scenes of ambulances taking the injured to hospital.