Adam Green's Spiral: The Anti-Hatchet
In theaters this February 8th is a movie that’s going to make people think twice when they say Adam Green is stuck in the past because of Hatchet. Unlike most directors who come out the gate with a successful horror film and continue to repeat themselves, Green did a full 180 when he co-directed (along with star Joel David Moore) Sprial (review).
In case you aren’t aware, Spiral is about a lonely man named Mason (Moore, also 180 degrees from his Hatchet persona) who works at a thankless telemarketing job. He’s got one friend, the outgoing Berkeley (Zachary Levi in one of the most natural performances I’ve ever seen pulled off) who is always encouraging Mason to pick up women. By chance, Mason gets a new coworker, Amber (Amber Tamblyn), who takes an interest in him.
As she gets closer to him, we learn more and more about Mason’s loneliness and just how deep his issues go. The film is the definition of “slow burn” but in the best possible, most Hitchcockian way. Shot by Hatchet cinematographer Will Barrat, you’ll simply be amazed how night and day these two films are. But you really should see it on the big screen to be sure you get the full effect.
Below we have the trailer and a collection of pics for your ocular enjoyment, which will hopefully be enough to get you out there in theaters to see Spiral, assuming Anchor Bay is releasing it anywhere near you. If not, your wait for a DVD will be less than two weeks as it’s out on disc come February 19th.
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