Monday, October 06, 2008

Are You Scared

(2006) **½

A group of teens wake up in an abandoned factory with no idea how or why they are there. They discover that the common thread is they all applied to a reality show called 'Are you scared' some months ago. One by one they are called to accept their challenge and face their greatest fear. Once they have entered into the challenge room they discover the game is very real and they are faced with a life or death challenge. More like a death or painful disfigurement challenge. The 4 remaining teens figure out what's going on and are desperately trying to find a way out. The rooms are rigged and there are cameras everywhere so the game master can watch the show. In the meantime 2 detectives are on a mad race to find the killer before it's too late. Will they make it out in time?

This was yet another of those Saw rip off movies. The guy with the ominous voice warper calling the shots. The teens only having so many seconds to complete the challenge before they die. It wasn't entirely bad but it was totally forgettable. The torture rigs weren't even that cool. So this movie gets a solid ehh from me.


Octopunk said...

I don't think I'm aware yet of the Saw ripoff movies that ripoff this heavily, that is, I know of Captivity but not the obscure ones, the ones that ripoff Saw like Slumber Party Massacre ripped off Halloween.

Has there been a reality show horror movie that hasn't sucked? Halloween Resurrection, I'm looking at you.

Octopunk said...

What's going on in that first photo? Is that woman's deepest fear that of exhibits at the Boston Science Museum?

Catfreeek said...

Hahahaha, that probably would have been more entertaining.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Funny I was thinking "sounds like a Saw ripoff" right before you declared it so.

The name annoys me.

miko564 said...

Why does the guy need a fiberoptic light, for close in work, when he is using a drillbit the size of a broomhandle?