Friday, January 31, 2014

Thale


The mythical inhabitants of American forests are supposedly big, hairy and smelly but over in Norway, they're hot chicks with tails. Thale is a clever little fantasy/thriller about two crime scene cleanup guys who stumble upon a mysterious young woman in a secret laboratory...


Just when you think all the possibilities for low budget, cabin-in-the-woods stories have been exhausted, something like this comes along. There isn't much to spoil because the story itself is fairly simple -- running time is under 80 minutes. Some people will be bored to tears with the film's slow place, but I thought it helped build tension and pays off in Act Three. Ultimately, this is a nice calling card for the director and the visual effects folks. However, it's also a good example of a writer not settling for the usual B-movie suspects: aliens, bigfoot, zombies and the like.

Snagfilms now has it available on their site (for free) but I couldn't, for the life of me, get the embed code to work on blogger so you'll have to watch it over there.

2 comments:

Macey Vaughan said...

Sooo, naked lady for a particular reason?

screamwriter said...

The nudity wasn't necessary, but it makes sense within the context of the story.

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