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IT'S A SQUIRREL
on 30 May 2013
The movie opens with a scene between Eric McCormack and his "one blue dress" wife (Jody Thompson) then quickly jumps to one year later. Eric is taking his two kids Cynthia (Conner Dwelly) and Jake (Ryan Grantham) to an isolated cabin in the woods, the childhood getaway home of his now deceased wife, a cabin in the wintry woods where every horror film dwells. We are revealed details of her demise as a flashback, something they could have done better.
I honestly didn't know where this was going, i.e. slasher, ghost etc. The events build slow and the next thing you know things are going on and you have no ideal what is real and what is not although the film does give clues. It turns out to be a decent mystery/horror film. I thought the title was clever as "Barricade" has a duo meaning as Eric has "barricaded" himself emotionally from his his children.
When I first saw the WWE previews I did a double take as I thought I had purchased a film about a cage match.
Parental Guide: No F-bombs, sex, or nudity. "S" word. Might work for a sleepover. Rated PG-13, but more of a PG-11.