SEVEN DAYS TO LIVE (2000)
When I heard people referring this film as ‘The British Shining’, I really had no idea how accurate that description was. It’s about an Author who wants to get away from it all and write his latest book. He moves into a secluded mansion with his wife, who begins to see things around the house. He gradually changes into a maniac as she runs around the house with a giant kitchen knife. A local old-timer who warns her about the house manages to come to her rescue… sound familiar?
The film lacked anything genuily creepy from start to finish (minus the last part of the opening scene), but I kept watching it hoping it would add something new to the story. I kind of dug the backstory about the dead little boy and was impressed by the acting. However, it was too similar to The Shining, which is a huge distraction.
Also, I was confused as to how the hell the house, which is dragged into the abyss and crumbles away, manages to be standing again as the ending credits role. Apparantly the house either sprung back up like a daisy… or someone made a huge continuity error.