Triangle (2009) ***1/2
So the other night I came across this haunted ship movie just as it was starting, and it turned out to be a decent hour and half of moody violent creepiness. A group of friends take refuge on a seemingly empty ship after their own sailboat capsizes, and then start immediately getting stalked around the place by a shotgun wielding freak in a sack mask.
But the movie has more in store for the viewers than a simple ghost ship or slasher story. It turns out to be more like a Twilight Zone episode, with the group caught in a sort of Groundhog Day loop where they keep ending up in this same terrible situation over and over again. This leads to one of my favorite horror scenes in recent memory, in which a dying girl with a shotgun blast hole in her gut crawls into a room to hide, and has to drag herself over dozens of dead bodies, all with identical shotgun wounds, and all of whom are of course HER.
In truth, it's probably more of a 3star movie, but that scene got it the extra half star. There's a motivating subplot involving the main character and possible schizophrenia and her love for her autistic son that I didn't really get into.
Incidentally, I just noticed that this was directed by Christopher Smith, who also directed Severance, which a few of us reviewed a few years ago. I don't think Triangle is quite up to that level, but it's pretty worth your time.