Writer: Ian Clark (Screenplay)
Starring: Aneurin Bardnard, Alex Reid, Chris Larkin, Amit Shah, Jack Doolan, Steve Evets
Plot: Seven volunteers find themselves fighting for their lives when a drug trial goes horribly wrong.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Missed Opportunity Here
Story: The Facility starts as seven volunteers Adam (Barnard), Joni (Reid), Arif (Shah), Morty (Evets) Carmen (Lourie), Katie (Roberts) and Jeb (Coleman) where they get a drug known as Pro9 with Dr Mansell (Larkin) conducting the experiment.
When something goes wrong, the subjects must now wait to see how they will be effected by the drug as each person gets different effects and who has been given the real drug or a placebo.
Thoughts on The Facility
Characters/Performance – Adam is the post-grad student looking for a quick fix on cash, we follow his journey to the facility but otherwise learn little about him, this is going to be the case for all the characters. Joni is a young woman that has been going through different experiments so she knows the protocol, much like Morty, we also have a journalist, a student, a jock and Arif who could have been used better. The characters are easy to place in this film but not many get enough or any back story.
Story – Here is the pitch, let’s lock seven people in a building, giving them a drug and see what happens as they start to go crazy, this sounds interesting it really does for a horror film, but in the end it just turns into a film that is desperate to find new ways to try and kill the victims without us needing or wanting to care about any of the subjects involved.
Horror – The horror is there in idea but not in execution because everything just turns out to be flat when it comes to scares.
Settings – The film is set inside one building but there is an easy escape which only disappoints because you don’t feel this is the experiment that can be contained.
Final Thoughts – This is a bland horror that missed the marks, it has awful editing which just jumps around all over the place not making any sense to certain sequences either, the acting isn’t that good either and in the end you will forget this horror.
Overall: Poor horror that missed a chance to be great.