'6 Plots' [DVD + Digital]
(Andrew Clarke, Alice Darling, Ryan Corr, Penelope Mitchell, P.J. Lane, et al / DVD+Digital / R / (2012) 2016 / LGF)
Overview: After a night of underage partying, Brie wakes to find her friends are missing and a mysterious call informs her that they will die if she cannot solve a series of puzzles.
DVD Verdict: '6 Plots' prays on everyone's primal fears of death and how horribly it can play out in your own mind. Ergo, the film is chock full of suspenseful, mind churning, thought provoking death-is-imminent choices/moments - which makes for a rather good movie of this genre ilk, trust me.
The story is about a group of seven youngsters, all friends, who live life carefree and partying. One party goes awry, and six out of the seven wake up encased in boxes, unable to escape, while the seventh is free and given a chance to save her six friends before they meet their untimely demise. It is a race against time with a mysterious killer always being one step ahead.
As one journalist has said via a quote on the front of the cover art, "Saw meets Buried", and that's very spot on. Very spot on. However, plot aside, the actual overall acting on most accounts was good enough. Not great mind you, but good enough to make the movie watchable. So, in closing, '6 Plots' seems something like a horror movie for teenagers who want to watch something pseudo-scary without actually venturing into the proper horror genre. If that makes sense.
And as an avid fan of the horror genre for more than 25 years, I can honestly say it isn't up there with the truly scary horror flicks of our time, but it does have an above-average scare factor sealed within it - and for that, I'd recommend '6 Plots' for a late night, rainy night treat. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
The Making of 6 Plots
Official '6 Plots' Trailer