Now available on DVD and digital is the horror film, Pipeline.
Pipeline stars Marc Goodman (House of Cards, Gotham, Veep), Madeleine Murphy (Copycat Killers, Halloween at Aunt Ethel’s), Ashna Sharan (L.A. Undercover, A Stone Cold Christmas), and Jason Alan Cook (Point Man, Bigfoot: Path of the Beast).
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A group of 20-something college students (or grads) rent a far away home for a few days so they can attend a music festival. There are seven friends that rent out the house, even though there was originally only suppose to be six (three couples).
The house is rented out by an elderly man that lives on the property in his own house named Merlin.
The house looks decent enough on the outside. It does not come off as a “house of horrors.” Even though it looks “normal” on the inside and outside, some of the group hear strange noises that they toss up to the house settling and nothing to be concerned about (their mistake).
The goes on as expected. Some are exhausted from the long drive to the rental home, and others just want to drink and have a good time.
The group barely make it into the night before one by one they go missing. In their wake is a massive amount of blood.
With no internet/WiFi or phone service, there is no way they can call for help. Their best chance of survival is to leave as quickly as they can, however the survivors are reluctant to leave their friends behind, in the even they are still alive.
Who, or what, is picking off the group’s members one by one? Does the house have anything to do with it? To find out, you need to purchase or rent Pipeline. Look for it where ever movies are sold/rented.
I would the term “horror” to describe this movie loosely. Unless you jump out of your skin at the slightest thing, this movie is not scary. If you are a die hard horror movie fan, such as myself, this movie won’t even make it on the scale if you were judging it on a scale of 1-10, with ten being the scariest. It’s give this at best a .05 as far as the scare factor is concerned.
The acting in this film was lackluster, to say the least. I honestly had to stop the film several times as I was watching it to get up and walk around so that I didn’t dose off (no kidding).
I have seen better acting on made for TV movies on the Syfy Channel. If you are familiar with their movies, you know how cheesy they are.
The movie was too dark at times, making it difficult to make out what was happening on the screen. Hearing people scream is not good enough (for me). I like to see what they are screaming about.
The movie did not do a good enough job explaining what was going on as far as “what” was doing the killing and “why” there was a need for more people to “sacrifice.” There is only vague mentions of “grandmother” and that grandfather could not sell the home because he doesn’t want to leave grandmother behind. One would assume that grandmother was doing the killing… or is she? There is literally no clear cut answer to that question. You are left to your imagination.
Even the ending of the film does not tie up any loose ends. If anything it just makes more questions.
I wanted to like this film. Really, I did. I am a diehard horror movie fan, and the trailer looked interesting enough. However even an interesting trailer could not redeem this film.
I wasn’t a fan, but that doesn’t mean that other people won’t love this film. My mom used to always tell me “one man’s meat is another man’s poison.” That means just because someone loves (or dislikes) something doesn’t mean that someone else won’t feel differently about it.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.