The Attendant Release Date: 16 March 2004 Genre: Horror Director: Corbin Timborok (A Crack In The Floor, Tower of Blood) Writers: Marce Grahme Staring : Robert Ambrose, Bogdan Banu and Onika Fiori Don’t you hate it when you’re watching a movie, and you wind up waiting… and waiting… and waiting, for the story to actually […]

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The Attendant
Release Date: 16 March 2004
Genre: Horror
Director: Corbin Timborok (A Crack In The Floor, Tower of Blood)
Writers: Marce Grahme
Staring : Robert Ambrose, Bogdan Banu and Onika Fiori

Don’t you hate it when you’re watching a movie, and you wind up waiting… and waiting… and waiting, for the story to actually get interesting? That is the case with The Attendant, the second film from indie production company Cinemacabre to get distribution through York Entertainment. The other film of theirs, Aquanoids came out earlier this year to mixed reactions. While I have yet to find the time to watch that film, I was quick to throw The Attendant in. As much as I wanted to like the film, as I dug the way the filmmakers made it out to be just a typical slasher film before changing things around, The Attendant suffers from just way too much dead air, a lack of defined characters, and a story that leaves you scratching your head.

The Attendant starts off like so many of its kind. Six twentysomethings abandon their tough jobs for one weekend to go camping in the remote forest. Of course, they stop along the way at a diner where they’re warned to turn around. You see, the woods are cursed. In the usual fashion, they disregard the warnings, and run into a crazy gas station attendant that leads them to the wrong part of the forest. Heck, they even find a creepy doll attached to their car on the way. From there… Well, nothing happens for a long time. These six characters, none of which are particularly interesting, just talk. While the dialogue is not dribble like in so many movies, it nears it at points. During the period of nonstop discussion, the velvety leaves, the easy burning firewood, and the general allure of the rarely traveled woods fascinate them.

What they don’t know, of course, is that the woods are evil. When all this evil starts to come out, the characters also begin to have some of their characteristics stripped away. They build a Latino character up as this sensitive and kind kid, but then have him get angry and storm off when his partner won’t sleep with him? They also bring in a random old man character at the end that doesn’t work, and the finale is just crap besides for the lead actor putting in an amicable performance.

I wish I could have enjoyed this, but it’s just way too slow, and in the end, doesn’t have much going for it. I will however give the filmmakers credit for showing some creativity along the way.

DVD: Included at the end credits is a roughly ten minute behind the scenes feature that, by the end, turns into a cute mockumentary. It doesn’t compare to the classic one attached to Bug Off!, but it still makes for great viewing material.

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