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2.0 out of 5 stars Boring and poorly structured, 18 Dec 2011
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This review is from: Furnace [2006] [DVD] (DVD)
William Butler has acted in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, Friday the 13th 7, Ghoulies 2, Buried Alive and Watchers 3 and written the Gingerdead Man movies so you would think he could write/direct a reasonably competant horror movie set in a prison, right? Well, no. The story is basically of a young girl killed in a furnace (being rebuilt for a prison extension) in the fifties whose ghost comes and kills off prisoners one by one. Michael Pare and Tom Sizemore phone their efforts in and Ja Rule is rubbish, but at least Danny Trejo is reliable enough. The story is poorly paced, too slow at the start and too frenetic at the end, and the dialogue not great. Some of the death scenes are OK, and special effects are reasonable (the amputated fingers moving in the blood looked great) and a number of the actual shots Butler makes as director are quite well done but the end result is a boring, poorly structured attempt at cashing in on the little ghost girl sub-genre. There are easily worse out there but there are also much better. Skip it. 2/5
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