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Cast: Olga Kurylenko, Kevin Janssens, Joshua Wilson

Director: Christian Volckman

Genre: Horror/Drama/Mystery

Year: 2020

Rating: NR

In THE ROOM, when Kate and Matt leave the city to move into an old house, they discover a secret hidden room that has the extraordinary power to materialize anything they wish for. Their new life becomes a true fairytale. Yet beneath this apparent state of bliss, something darker lurks: some wishes can have dire consequences.

'The Room' tells the story of Kate and Matt that for whatever reason leave the city and move into a run down home out in the middle of nowhere. They immediately start unpacking and throwing out old stuff that was left by the former owners when they discover a hidden room behind a fake wall. At first they think nothing of it but one night Matt decides to take a bottle of alcohol and sit in the room.

When he finishes off the bottle she says he finishes he had another. The lights flicker and there appears a new bottle. After telling Kate about it they decide to ask for all kinds of stuff from money to clothing to paintings. But the one thing they are missing in their lives is a baby. The have tried before but haven't had any luck even though the doctors tell them there is nothing wrong with either of them. Desperate and alone Kate decides to ask the room for a child. But what they don't know is that nothing is as it seems and they soon learn what the meaning of be careful what you wish for really means.

Like most films I review I did not read too much about the film before sitting down to watch it. I expecting an 'Omen' like film but as it moved a lot I got a 'Shining' feel but in the end "The Room'. In the end the film was a nice surprise but I also felt it could have been so much betting with a little more TLC.

The second and third acts of the film redeem it for the most part but its the film's first act that makes it tough for viewers. For starters there really isn't any character development early on and they seem to throw logic right out the window. For example as they are moving in the house clearly needs remodeled but instead they begin hang pictures as if nothing was wrong with the home. Plus when Matt discovers what looks like thousands of electrical wires inside the walls and down in the basements you would think they might be a bit concerned and when they do call a guy out because the lights are flickering nothing gets solved.

But once you shake off the beginning of the film it does get better and I really enjoyed the final act. I also thought that the cast did a good job considered the lack of any character development. Olga Kurylenko who plays Kate and Kevin Janssens who plays Matt were both very good with everything considered.

Director, Christian Volckman did a very good job keeping the film moving at a nice pace. This was also his live-action feature debut. There were a number of different writers involved in the project which could have been the problem with the script but who knows.

'The Room' will be on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray on July 21, 2020. It might not be a perfect film but I do recommend checking it out. Released by RLJE Films

*** Out Of *****