The St. Francisville Experiment

This movie scared the holy crap out of me. I was in a mood to rent a bunch of what I thought would be bad horror movies. Campy flicks I could laugh at. I didn’t expect to be looking away from the television and begging my cats not to get off my lap. Francisville is Blair Witch in a haunted house. Five students (or four…it’s hard to tell sometimes) enter a house notorious for being the possible safe house of an infamous woman known for medical experiments on unwilling humans. The characters are well-drawn and sympathetic (you’ll even like Tim eventually, trust me). The actors did a great job with ad-libbing dialog. Suspenseful pacing had me squirming and shouting “No! Don’t open that door! Don’t go there!” at the screen. But of course they opened that door, and went there. Watch ’em do it, but I don’t recommend you be alone at the time.

[1/29/02: I realize no one liked this film but me. Tough.–c]

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