'The Girl in the Crawlspace'
(Erin R. Ryan, Tom Cherry, Joni Durian, et al / DVD / NR / (2018) 2020 / Mill Creek Entertainment)
Overview: A young woman escapes from a notorious serial killer, who has kept her prisoner in a crawlspace.
She tries to work her way back to normal with the help of a therapist but becomes inserted into the therapist's strained marriage with a failing screenwriter.
DVD: Simply put, I am a HUGE fan of the low budget, well-written horror/suspense/sci-fi film genre and so I was rather looking forward to this C-movie, that's for darn sure!
You know the ones, where scripts that deserve to be made linger for a few years, but are always too small for corporate studios so the smaller studios pick them off the shelf and breathe life into them.
Well, 'The Girl in the Crawlspace' most certainly qualifies as low budget, that's darn tootin' obvious, but that means you can sit back, kick back and not pick it to pieces before it's had a chance to grow on you.
Anyway, all that C-movie stuff just adds to the suspense and unexpected twists that are undoubtedly going to come your way and trust me, 'Crawlspace' has a few doozies and a couple to spare!
The ending is incredibly satisfying, if I many say so, but what goes on in between is pretty great too. Set in a small town, the surroundings all closed in, quietly grey, but always alive in the corners, 'The Girl in the Crawlspace' may well feel already-done to you, but trust me when I say that a) you've not seen anything like this before, and b) you'll never guess who the bad person is either! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.