Locked In A Box
 
 
Studio: richke
 
Review Count: 141
Average Rating: 4.83 stars
Genre: Horror
Length: 8 minutes 27 seconds
 
Posted on: March 23, 2006
 
 
Film Description
Meet April Johnson - An innocent young women just trying to prove she isn't some boring little nobody. Especially to her sister, Ariel.

Meet Colin Ferguson - A "spirited' young "man" who wants to shine in the spotlight. No matter what the circumstances.

These are the next two contestants on "Locked In A Box!"

Reality TV is not always as it seems!

Starring....
Sabrina Cerny as April Johnson
BJ Eaglesfield as Colin Ferguson
Abe Jensen(animeabe) - The Interviewer
Tara Geingrich as Ariel Johnson
Sean Hurley(Sleeves) as The Cell Spokesman
Rich Keel(richke) as The News Voice

Featured Music is all from http://www.soundclick.com and free to use and download as long as you give them thier credits, which are deffinately well deserved.

Leonardo Taglialavore - "Nightprey" and "Failure I am"

John Schmidt - "All of Me'

VTZ - "Revelations 6:17"

Master of Sounds - "Summer Melody"

And with her original debut...Sabrina Cerny - "Untitled"
 
Featured Reviews
- duxy

Brillinat film! Really got me engaged the whole way - the production was really up there with the big ones. Innovation at it�??s finest!
Plot had a big impact in a diverse story of a reality TV show. Not what you usually see behind the scenes. The story had a good lead up to what was an unexpectant climax. Really good ideas interpreted in this one. And the VO�??s were just first-class. Quality at it�??s very best and well implemented between each characters.
Custom music also had a big impact in it�??s consistency. And also had a big influence towards the ending with its spine chilling effectiveness.

Towards the story�??s viewpoint, it was very well explained. Structure was superbly composed and was exceptionally well implemented. The main character had a good input in her role, as the underlying protagonist who just wanted to achieve something in life, and this perspective was very well illustrated.

And I have never seen better use of props included in any movie than this one. It was just flauntless.. Excellent input. Really had a big impression of what was an illusion of new sets etc. But that was one of the few strengths of this production

Overall, fantastic work, unique skills in horror really evident here. A success in the making of a well thought-out story, chilling, and professionally performed. Editing was spot-on, and the concept was very clever in what left the point-of-view as a game show with no prize, just a road to hell!

Posted on March 27, 2006
- WorldPictures

From Critic's Corner hosts Jeremiah and Dr. Googlestien
This is a movie that's fantastic and more creepier than The Torture Brothers. If you think about it the fact that we didn't catch on that it was a horror flick when we started watching made it even more enjoyable most definently. We loved SST and we thought this was even better. Nice game show them and the end was a scary mess. The thing that made Locked In A Box very original and great was the storyline of having April wanting to be someone and how her sister fits into as well. It was just setup right and it wasn't random like alot of horror movies out there. This is some of the best work on TMO and we really hope it succeeds most definently. The props added into the movie was definently a good addition. Another thing about Richke as a filmmaker is that there's alot of imagination put into his movies and that's what going to get him far in our books. VOs were top notch. This is the second movie we've seen from this studio and they were both good. Hard to decide, which one was better. Locked In A Box actually to be honest exceeded our expectations. We didn't expect to be this good. Like the ending with the nurse looking lady and tattoo guy very scary stuff. Nice use of making the cabin a box nice irony factor there. Locked In A Box is one of the most original movies we've seen in a while and it's going to go on and get our prestigious five star golden performance. An achievement everyone wants from Critic's Corner. No real mistakes in this one Richke. Definently had all of the elements of a good movie no doubt about it. We wish April Johnson could've been one of those starmaker characters though. Will this movie have a sequel as the music was really intense no doubt. Richke has definently left a stinger in us about how creepy it was. You really have to feel sorry for her in this movie. That's what makes Richke a genious filmmaker because he makes you think. This a GENRE10 must see film!

Posted on March 26, 2006
- WorldCriticProductions

Not your average horror movie, but this one had its share of thrill and surprise, the ending was superb! Very good Voice-overs and top of the line editing and use of props. All in all a very impressive movie no doubt about it.
Scene selection was great, and the originality got scored some good points with this movie, could of used a little bit more explanation as to what happened in the end (even though the ending truly was superb!) perhaps a spoiler? An obvious ending, but there wasn't really a reason for what happened, would love an explanation. The arguement between the sisters was Voice acted brilliantly, truly did impress us. A great movie, as we said before not your typical horror movie, so blood and gore horror fans might be turned off by this one, but an excellent psychological horror movie.
This is a WCP MUST-SEE MOVIE!

Posted on March 24, 2006
- Sleeves

Yay! That was great! Super smooth horror story with a cliff edge ending - all executed in fine Richke silk. The best thing to me was the characters and the just enough tension between them. That really created the movement of the story. Very, very good acting, especially from Sabrina and Tara! Good dynamic there...

Posted on March 24, 2006
- SeanySpeilberg

I'm not sure If i can put it in to words how great this film is.
Originality: 9/10
Plot/Story: 10/10 (Excellent!)
Subs/VOs: 10/10 (Some of the best I've seen)
Editing: 10/10 (Suberb!)

I really really enjoyed this movie, so much I'm going to watch it a million times. Cor wait for the FSN version, I hope it will extend the ending as well

I reccommend this movie to everyone! ^_^

Posted on March 24, 2006
- maniacc0

One word describes this film: Amazing!
It was brilliant. I too, have to agree with Sherwinliu in saying that the ending was very climatic. The FSN version should be good! The set dressing in this movie was superb, very well done! Editing was wonderful, but again I have to come back to the obvious time and effort you spent beautifying the sets! Brilliant!
Originality: 9/10 (just because there have been reality shows, although none like this)
Plot/Story: 9/10 (could have been better, although not alot better!)
Subs/VOs: 10/10 (here's where you excel. Amazing VOs held this movie together!)
Editing: 10/10 (again, the use of props was brilliant!!)
WOW ME: 10/10 ... just WOW

I really like how you get the viewer guessing...was it all just a big scheme? Why does no one know about the show? and many other questions, but the kind that make you like the movie, not hate it!
Can't wait for the FSN version, hopefully it expands on that ending!

Posted on March 23, 2006
- SHERWINLIU

Excellent concept and a very good ending (must disagree with DFIK here), I don't think it could have ended any other way. The abruptness of the ending is appropriate because you've already delivered the goods.

Voiceovers are excellent, the pace starts out a little indulgent (sometimes a little too much silence between the lines), but the plot keeps moving along. In particular, there are two outstanding scenes in this movie - the last time the sisters talk, and the whole ending sequence.

I've enjoyed it! Great job!

Posted on March 23, 2006
 
Reviews
- jazzx

Wow! What a great twist!

"April Johnson" acted her socks off, she was great! Why have I never heard of her in 3 years here? Completely believable.

The ending, because of her performance, had an immense impact as I was fully on her side and hoping for her to do well in the TV show, especially because she had something to prove to her goading sister and her horrible egotistical opponent.

The film wasn't without its flaws - some unavoidable like the mysteriously reappearing door in one shot. But there was a very sloppy moment at the beginning of the film where the TV ad shows the prize to be $500 000, but the presenter says it's $250 000. That reduced this film to 4-stars at a stroke, as I would never allow such an obvious mistake like that in my film.

But overall, this is a very original story very much in the "be careful what you wish for" school of Twilight Zonish storytelling; and coupled with the acting performance by the lead, it makes for a film which is impossible to rate lower than 5 stars.

Posted on November 9, 2008
- goofparade

Yeah, well done, what a cast!
Great script and flow.I liked it.

gp

Posted on November 3, 2007
- VandrendeOrn

Creepy! that end was really claustrophobic. I loved the characters, the actress playing April did a great job

Posted on May 30, 2007
- 04_perez_a

Wow, bravo, bravo! It's a proffesional film! It's beyond what I've seen in the movies! Great work. Keep up the good work.

I need more votes and ratings for my films, would you mind watching them and giving opinions, I would really appreciate it!!!

Films:-

COMPLOT 4 THE PORTAL... Trailer - http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/121137
COMPLOT 4THE PORTAL OF THE 2 HEMISPHERES Film - http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/121973
DRN CHRONICLES OF INJUSTICE... Trailer - http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/120969
DRN CHRONICLES OF INJUSTICE... Eps 1 - http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/121256


Thank you very much, good luck in future!

Posted on April 6, 2007
- Packertim2

Brilliant, probably the best movie ive seen!

Posted on November 23, 2006
- Vicodin_ES

Bravo man.Some of the more believeble female characters I've heard.I wanted her to smack her sister silly...All in all well done.

Posted on July 8, 2006
- bkneel

Good Plot, good acting, nice ending. I think you'd kick it out of the park with some free cam shots.

Posted on June 22, 2006
- evilxaddie

That was really good. I had a feeling that man wasn't gonna let them out. Real good though :)

Posted on June 13, 2006
- conor100

whoa i'm shocked i can hardly type but this is excellent

Posted on June 9, 2006
- RedFox1

Great movie Film on.
And about what you said on the forum: Well... this is the shorest episode of The Lost serie and making it 1 hour... well i doubt if people will watch it...

Posted on May 17, 2006
- riott007

I appreciate your honest review of my voice on my site. Although, I am not a professional voice actor nor do I claim to be;I do indeed realize my voice isn't that great but for right now it's all I have to work with since I don't have an array of voice talent living at my house.

Since saying that, I reckon you expect the same honest review from me. The movie was too long - could have been shorten in several areas. There were a good number of editing issues. The voice overs were choppy and unclear especially in the beginning.

Posted on May 14, 2006
- BlueStriker4444

Brilliant.funny,and ultimately disturbing film...inventive and original

Posted on May 10, 2006
- AnotherNewDawn

The film got off to a choppy start with the female lead's VO being far too low, and this issue reoccurred several times throughout the film.

Sabrina Cerny's performance as April was excellent, but a bit more effort on the director's part in post production to level out the VO's would have helped. Also, the duplicated scene (and line!) of April leaving the living room with a barked "Watch this!" was bothersome.

A couple humorous highlights of fine dialogue from Colin: "Oh, do you moisturize?" "Being up in this cabin makes me feel like a lumberjack." "That's not the darkest hole..." Cliche, and stereotypical of homosexuals, but very funny, I have to admit. Unfortunately, this comedic vent seemed out of place in the context of what was clearly intended to be a psychological thriller...

While there was obviously a great deal of effort put into the various set dressings, some sets caused a bit of a distraction... A "grocery" made up of a few coke machines in a meadow? A bubble gum machine in front of the "Locked in a Box" studio?

Most music choices were adequate, the highlight being the dark theme after Rachel is escorted into the box, but nothing phenomenal here, and mostly background, rather than thematic or moving music that propelled the story forward.

SPOILER ALERT - DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED WATCHING THE FILM

I was extremely disappointed with the ending, as it seemed wholly and completely implausible. I have a bit of experience in law enforcement in the real world, and I can tell you this: any cop worth his salt would have interviewed Rachel's friends and family and immediately been led to the makers of this reality program. There just seemed to be far, far too many people aware of the show for anyone to get away with murdering the contestants without anyone knowing where they had last been seen.

Five stars worth of intro leading to a three-star ending...

Four stars overall, and a promise from 1000 Yard Stare Studios to keep an eye out for your future films.

Posted on May 5, 2006
- rjb2112

Excellent movie!

Great voice acting!

Clever plot!

Awesome scriptwriting!

Posted on May 1, 2006
- NJG

Hey, great movie i must admit, I watched your other movie stuck in the movies it was very good. Your talent definatly shows by the movies you make, keep it up and bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on April 26, 2006
- Greenglades

A very well done film. This was a great horror.
The storyline was well developed woven around an interesting plot. The highlights of this movie comes from its customizations - Great use of props to create the scenes needed, The music fit perfectly to help create and add drama. Excellent voice acting.
A very entertaining horror movie.

Posted on April 24, 2006
- Mishlof

It held me to the end, great VO, music and story!

Take Care
Mishlof

Posted on April 23, 2006
- Sausageman

Yeah, pretty good. Some of the VOs of April were quiet, especially early on, but it didn't detract too much from the final product.

Posted on April 23, 2006
- lan14n

awesome film, got me entertained thru the end.

Posted on April 23, 2006
- Irish_Scorpion

very good film

Posted on April 22, 2006
- secretweapon23

That was really good, there wasn't really anything bad about that. Keep it up

Posted on April 20, 2006
- thebaloob123

that was horrifying (in a good way)

Posted on April 19, 2006
- Primaer

Excellent movie. That was shocking & freaky with a great ending. The Vos were great, I liked when April read the letter and the two voices spoke together. Music & editing were also great. Of course the use of props that was just huge!! You should get anything for that, havn't seen so many props in anyother movie...great!

If you have time, can you check out my movie? Would be pleased.

Posted on April 17, 2006
- heliopolister

Excellent movie. Voice-over work was particularly stellar.

Posted on April 15, 2006
- KirinRiotCrash

The first thing I heard when I was watching this movie was Sleeves. That guy's got some talent there and anyone can recognize his voice. Gotta love him!

I love your use of VOs and the direction each actor and actress goes through. The dialogue that happens between the two sisters shows some tension. I'm guessing that April's sister is the older one. I also like how you overlay VOs at different volume levels. Shows a sense of depth.

I like your use of music. It feels emotional and reflects the feelings that April is going through. That's a great thing.

I'm impressed with the prop-use in this movie. You really transformed a lot to create these sets.

The male lead in the red shirt ... he's not likeable but I think it develops his personality.

For a horror, it seemed somewhat expected because someone has to die but the way you lead the leads to their demise was an interesting ... the thing about game-shows and the urge to win. And then the actress become delirious.

So far, I have found this to be enjoyable. However, I think if you wanted to make this one better, you could have had April or a colleague research about this Locked in a Box game. For some reason, I did not feel much tension until the very end of the film which made me wonder.

On the other hand, it's still a good film on its many merits. It felt original, tightly edited, with a nice story, and great dialogue.

4.5 -- Bronze Favourite

Posted on April 15, 2006
- vikki_hine

THIS MOVIE IS ONE I WOULD RECOMMEND TO THE JOHN SAULS' OF THE WORLD. THIS YOUNG MAN IS A OPEN MINDED WRITER AND IS VERY IMAGINITIVE. KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB. VAH

Posted on April 12, 2006
- jsmith0316

Excellent movie. Greatr VO's, interesting plot, good use of props. Very proffessional feel to it.

Posted on April 12, 2006
- the_richman

Very well done! Liked it! That was great! Great job! Please check out my movie...

Posted on April 12, 2006
- Saskro

MOMC Review:

Wow! There`s some really really inspiring set-dressing in this movie! Even small unimportant details like the city street got customized with trees which gives the movie a very individual feeling.
The plot is innovative and exciting. Technical aspects like VO and editing are very high quality!

The only little problem I had with the story and its final was that I expected a little more to happen in the end. While there was nothing wrong with the plot or the ending, I expected to get to see more of the TV show that the whole story was leading to.
But still a five star movie.

4.6 for MOMC

Posted on April 11, 2006
- Lorgod

Just quick-reviewing for TMO-KO-Tournament, hope you are not disappointed in the short review:
Great movie with an interesting twist. Really enjoyed it.

Posted on April 11, 2006
- ashz22

Great movie

watch my movies The Ducks Jewel & The Swtich

Posted on April 8, 2006
- Hatchet90

Awesome I loved it nice use of the winter sets. How do you keep the same props in the scene?

Posted on April 7, 2006
- Satansmunchkin

oh creepy!

Originality - 10 - The idea was fantastic!
Plot/Story - 7 - I felt that the begining part dragged on far to much ... and i actually found the last 1 minute the only scary part... Maybe if you could have done some "in box" footage ... and had it more evenly distributed time wise!
Dialogue - 10 - Fantastic dialogue, perfect in every way ... and was that an alice in chains lyric i heard "i'm the man in the box" perfect ... and yet so very ... gay lol ;)
Editing - 9 - Fantastic use of props, but as i mentioned maybe the start could have been a little shorter and the end a little longer! :)
"wow factor" - 8 - I really liked this movie, and i can't believe it has taken me this long to watch it, but i am glad i did!

Overall - 44 - 4* - A great movie, well worth watching. Can't wait to see more of your work! :)

Posted on April 7, 2006
- ShahRukhKhan

AWESOME!Thats all i can say...Really good made Movie...The Mood was right..i was stuck on my monitor and couldnt get enough of this!
The VO were PERFECT!The Editing was PERFECT!PERFECT use of Props!Everything was just PERFECT!
One of the best Movies ever on TMO!

Posted on April 7, 2006
- rtistangel

Great Movie!! Best horror movie I've seen! I would like to have known exactly what the point was of having them in the box ... did they watch the victims go completely insane? Did the victims kill themselves? Were any of them tortured?

Incredible prop work and set design and music! I'd be interested to know what you thought of my movie. Great poster by the way.

Posted on April 7, 2006
- Arawna11

Originality: 10
Editing: 9
Dialogue: 9
Story: 9
WOW Factor: 8
Overall: 45 = 5 stars
Great movie. Excellent VO, props work and a gret story.

Posted on April 5, 2006
- Bedlem

Wow..just bloody Wow. I don't even know where to begin. The overall plot and script were simply outstanding. It feels as though every detail, no matter how small, was taken into account. Nothing was left to chance. This brings about an extremely solid story that keeps the viewer riveted to their seats.

The Voice acting and character development was, well to say the least, superb. Each character came alive on screen and the proper attention was paid to thier developement. I felt April's wanting of a better life...of adventure...saw Colin's [oh please!]iness.

The music, spot on. Perfectly placed and arranged to bring about just the right mood at the right time. Down to having some of the characters themselves sing a little something.

Add to this custom scenery, exquisite editing of scenes and , well you have a winner!

Posted on April 4, 2006
- niftymatt

very good horror movie with a good ending.

Posted on April 4, 2006
- nickschoning122

that was freaky and sweet and this should be #1 and not that stupid porn demo

Posted on April 3, 2006
- db4321

A very riveting and engaging movie. The ending was thoroughly chilling and one of the best I've seen on TMO. Locked in a Box is one programme I have absolutely no intention of appearing in.

Posted on April 2, 2006
- ranger21

good story line and great voice overs, perhaps the best ive seen on tmo great work

Posted on April 2, 2006
- kohljs

originality - 9/10 seems alot like fear factor...

plot - 9/10 great storyline made perfect sense

dialogue - 8/10 nice voice overs

editing - 10/10 nice use of scenes.

wow - 9/10 made me really think.

45/50 stars rounded up = 5 stars

Posted on April 1, 2006
- RALLTD

A MoMc Review --Originality:10/10 Very cool and original.

Plot/Story:8/10 Good stuff,but it needed motive.Why did they do what they did.

Dialogue:9/10 Good VO and acting.

Editing:9/10 Very good editing and use of what the game allows.Creative stuff.

Wow:8/10 I kind of figured it was a one way ticket in the box,but why?Did they just enjoy watching people suffer.Very good movie,but I personally needed more details.



44/50=4 stars
4.4 MoMc

Posted on April 1, 2006
- bigboominc

Pimpinc has no idea what makes great movies and what makes a ok movies. your will last in my head and I all ready forgot what what his was about. but don't let it get you down he want last for long the way his reviewing. ;)

Posted on April 1, 2006
- ElizabethSusan

That totally rocked! HOWEVER I am tempted to give you 4 stars only for leaving me hanging like this! Amazing ending and I want MORE!

Posted on March 31, 2006
- Pimpinc

Maybe u should be locked in a box so u cant make any more garbage movies

I didnt like the VOs
Such a simple plot that u made complex
Very repetetive

i was gonna give u a 1
then i changed my mind to a 2
than changed my mind to a 3













than back to a 2

Posted on March 31, 2006
- Sneaking_Frog

Pretty Damn good! I liked it alot.
Plz rate my movies.

Posted on March 31, 2006
- Apocryphon

Great work building characters and working on the set up. Great use of props to create new sets and a nice script and VO delivery. When she calls out it is quite chilling. Just a niggly little thing though...surely if her sister knows what she was supposed to doing, and it was local enough to drive to, that would be enough of a clue for the cops to find a site that large?
Just bugged me a little.
Great work, good movie.
4.4

Posted on March 31, 2006
- cselsi

This was a great movie, I especially loved the ending. It was one of those films that you didn't know what to expect. It was completely turned up on his head right at the end. I like this because it makes the film very scary.

Posted on March 31, 2006
- philiscool

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Posted on March 31, 2006
- ChristopherGHarris

Impressive is an understatement. Great Everything. I've never felt for a character in a TheMovies movie like I felt for April. Whoever did the voice of the gay guy, you were believable, VERRRRY believable. He came out of the closet way before he came out of the box. The prop placement was perfect!

Posted on March 30, 2006
- deadchicken12

very good and i have a question. does April die?

Posted on March 30, 2006
- Ranedthel

Very well thought out and produced. Some of the VOs sounded like they were read rather than "acted" but the over all production was solid. Great set design I like to think I learned something here from your set design. A little long but a Good Movie.

Posted on March 29, 2006
- Hoo

Very very very good. I enjoyed the stab. You're really good with your editing work. A fine Tight, Lean , Story. A great view.

Posted on March 29, 2006
- Amateur-Associates

Plot/Story: 5/5

A masterpiece. A thrilling story that kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. Very creative use of the dress set option.

Editing: 5/5

Editing was incredible. Camera angles were great, and the way you told this great story was amazing.

Voice-Overs: 5/5

I know I have to give you a five at the most, but damn, the voice overs were worth five stars in themselves. Great voices, and I was laughing up and down at Colin's voice. Certainly met the characters' personality, and were done well.

Originality: 5/5

Nothing like this has ever been done before. Believe me. I sparked a sort of claustrophobic feeling in my series "Immortal Coil", but not like this.

"WOW" factor: 5/5

Should I even comment on how dumbfounded I was by this movie? How about this... WOOO-NOMINATEFORAHOTPICK-OOOOWW...

Overall: 25/25 ***** stars

A superb, thrilling movie for those who want an emotional story. Now on the Amateur Associates Approval (AAA) list!

~Double A

Posted on March 28, 2006
- RPOSHARD

I liked this a lot, except.....Well, let's be honest here. Your setup was too long for the payoff. That's really it in a nutshell. Don't get the wrong idea -- I'm not saying the movie sucked like another critic here. All I'm saying is if you are going to take the kind of time you did with the setup (and I loved the backgrounds to the characters and the premise -- they were great), then you really need a bigger pay-off to avoid your audience going away feeling just a bit -- well -- cheated.

Posted on March 28, 2006
- Myshinator

Creeeepy! Well put together story and good characterization. Can't wait to see the FSN version too :)

Posted on March 28, 2006
- Mildheadwound

Good psychoillogical thriller that promises all contestants exactly what it promises . . . a box! My only issue really was the predictability of it all. I mean 'Locked in a Box', what else could it have been?

Posted on March 28, 2006
- Firestalker5

Great Movie!! I love the concept and I wish the program gave you more freedom to make them work for you better, but I'll not mark you down for that.

Great job. Can't wait for more.

Posted on March 28, 2006
- banasplit46

This was a superb movie with a good idea and it came out very scary.

Posted on March 28, 2006
- capemedia

First Impressions: Wow that was really good, far better then I expected, even though I should have expected it from the creator of the Supreme team.

VO / Subtitles (20%) �?? Excellent = 20%

Plot / Story (20%) �?? Very good, loved the concept = 20%

Music / Sound (20%) �?? Very well used and the sounds, awesome = 20%

Editing / Production (20%) �?? Some nice sets and good production, just a few little things = 14%

Wow factor (20%) = Yes this had a large amount of wow = 17%

Total Score = 91% - Excellent Thriller = 5 Stars

Posted on March 28, 2006
- Riggaz

What a Box of a movie, it has a great opening with the advetisement in the 1st scene. When it came on i didnt know what was happening but when i realised it was well cool. It's also nice to see some originality in your movie. Good job and keep up the good work.

Posted on March 28, 2006
- Hami13

It was brilliant and don't listen to that snavem he doesn't know what he is talking about! I loved it! Especially with the fighting with the sisters! i got a really strong sister vibe from them! It was brilliant. you really thought about the characters and it must of took you a while to dress the sets! this deserves 5 stars! if i could give you more! i would!

rate my Movies and see what's coming soon!

Posted on March 28, 2006
- snavem

I dont know who you people are, Who in the world is rating these movies! This short was very very bad. Maybe the edting was cool, but the concept was not good at all. There was no plot really, it was not compelling after the first minute. Maybe I need to lower my standards on what I expect, but I don't know how low I'd have to go to give this movie any Props what so ever.

Originality: 4/10
Plot/Story: 1/10
Dialogue: 2:/10
Editing: 6/10

I just can't figure out how this got so many 5 star ratings.

BAD BAD BAD

Posted on March 27, 2006
- toxicity

neato! Bravo! Oh Snap! Da Cheese! Boss! Rad!....well thats all i have for cool old school words...anyways. This movie was fantastic, i loved it.

Posted on March 27, 2006
- nerdsRhot

This was great. Can't wait for more movies from your studio.

Posted on March 27, 2006
- duxy

Brillinat film! Really got me engaged the whole way - the production was really up there with the big ones. Innovation at it�??s finest!
Plot had a big impact in a diverse story of a reality TV show. Not what you usually see behind the scenes. The story had a good lead up to what was an unexpectant climax. Really good ideas interpreted in this one. And the VO�??s were just first-class. Quality at it�??s very best and well implemented between each characters.
Custom music also had a big impact in it�??s consistency. And also had a big influence towards the ending with its spine chilling effectiveness.

Towards the story�??s viewpoint, it was very well explained. Structure was superbly composed and was exceptionally well implemented. The main character had a good input in her role, as the underlying protagonist who just wanted to achieve something in life, and this perspective was very well illustrated.

And I have never seen better use of props included in any movie than this one. It was just flauntless.. Excellent input. Really had a big impression of what was an illusion of new sets etc. But that was one of the few strengths of this production

Overall, fantastic work, unique skills in horror really evident here. A success in the making of a well thought-out story, chilling, and professionally performed. Editing was spot-on, and the concept was very clever in what left the point-of-view as a game show with no prize, just a road to hell!

Posted on March 27, 2006
- sararoboto

Found this link over at The Gameplant The Movie and im glad i did. I don't normaly follow those damn post. But holy [bad-word!] im glad i did. That movie was [shhhh!]ing amzing. Holy [bad-word!]!!! 5 [shhhh!]ing Stars Dude.

Posted on March 27, 2006
- tonjnr

Originality - 5/5
Plot - 5/5
V.O.s(Acting) - 4/5
Interest - 5/5

19/20 = 5 Stars

Great work Richke!!!!!!!!

Posted on March 27, 2006
- fosterfro

I cant beleive the quality of this movie. It's simply amazing. Nice work to you and your team. You are all very talented.

Posted on March 27, 2006
- Rockstar_studios

That was pretty good. That one guy in the pink was funny.

Rate my movie, Twin Revolvers.

Posted on March 27, 2006
- fatherthomas

Brilliant! Scared the bejesusoutofme!!!!! That mean...scared me silly.

Posted on March 27, 2006
- 6-HeadedMonster

Fantastic movie overall....the music towards the end was really great...and really raised the tension....story was good....but the acting put it over the top....that was the key to it all for me.....i really enjoyed it.....hope to see more.....and continued success.

6hm

Posted on March 27, 2006
- Tsunamidog

AMAZING!
ahem.
I first off wanted to say the props you used in all the scenes were great, they made it look like a completly different set you created yourself. The story/plot was interesting the whole way through. It was great how the whole thing was a build up to a the end...which was a great twist.
The VO's were top-notch. (is that a word?) The characters voices had lots of emotion, not a lot of movies on TMO have that as good as this movie does.
The editing was also great, I liked the sound effects at the end.
Again, great movie!
Will there be a sequel?

Posted on March 27, 2006
- Lil_J

Very Scary movie.

Posted on March 27, 2006
- JoeMysterio

Excellent movie! Great twist, really wasnt expecting the show guy to be bad. The sets were done really well. The VO's were spot on. The idea was great and original. The tension between the characters worked really well and was well built up. The bit at the end form the authorites sounded really good. Top Job! Im even going to bookmark this movie.

Posted on March 27, 2006
- missyelliott

that was great well done! it was well creepy at the end

Posted on March 27, 2006
- cityjames

What a great movie. Loved the VOs...you should be paying those ladies to do the VO work!

Posted on March 27, 2006
- Howitzer

Great movie! Such an original concept and the superb use of sets, props and VO's really made it work! I loved the twist, well done!

Posted on March 27, 2006
- kaipan

Wow! this is definately a very well done film! Great story and plots, well made custom scenes, and it actually given the horror feels! it's been a while I haven't impressed by any horror film but this one! bravo! Thumbs up!

Posted on March 27, 2006
- kos78

A young girl will do whatever it takes to prove that she is somebody, even if it means being locked in a box.

Concept - 9 - Great concept, both the main plot and the relational subplot woven together beautifully.
Direction - 8 - Good progression and flow, though I felt that the first half was a little slow.
Production - 8 - Good use of set dressing, great music.
Character - 10 - Great characters, all of them had unique personalities and were well presented and believable. Good voice acting by all.

Overall, I thought the movie started from a great concept and executed brilliantly. All the best for the future.

Posted on March 26, 2006
- StevenKreg

5 stars...you rock Richke!!

Posted on March 26, 2006
- WishfullThinker

Editing : 3/3 - Excellent editing
Dialogue : 3/3 good dialogue.
Plot : 4/4 - Good plot, I sort of saw the ending coming, but it was still well done.
Scene/Prop use : 3/3 - Good props and scene use.
Entertainment : 5/5 - Excellent movie. Kept me interested throughout the entire thing. Good job.
Music : 2/2 - Good music, used in points where it was needed.

Total : 20/20 - 5 stars - Excellent.

Posted on March 26, 2006
- Zogg

What have you done? I intended to SLEEP this night! Now I've got the choice between staying awake all night long or having creepy nightmares... ;) Seriously, an excellent movie.

Posted on March 26, 2006
- postmodernchuck

A brave, claustrophobic masterpiece that counters the gruesome splatter gore of this week's Torture Brothers with a taut, psychological realism that really gets under the skin and eyeballs. I do think the film is a bit repetitive in the middle, and the Colin character bordered on homophobic stereotype at time (even though its pretty reflective of the stereotypes seen on TV...), the qualities really outweight the cons -- the VO acting, the set design, and the editing, for instance, really make this an effective film. The premise alone is really creepy -- I like the ambiguity of the ending, and appreciate a filmmaker willing to let our imaginations run wild.

Posted on March 26, 2006
- Ninette1

Locked in a Box?
I feel as though I have been "locked in a closet" for not having seen this film yet. It is masterfully executed with some flawless editing and an outstanding VO. The storyline is original and unnerving with some great music use to enhance the mood. I like it alot. I'm impressed Richke. Keep up the great filmmaking! ~ U.M.P/Approved

Ninette1
#1 Studio on TMO

Posted on March 26, 2006
- johnboyjones

Makes me scared to go to sleep tonight. This movie was so intense! Great job!

Posted on March 26, 2006
- Abrey

Good movie with clear VO's

Posted on March 26, 2006
- Bezzer36

Excellent. Not the first 'game show' movie here on TMO, but certainly one of the best. Brilliant use of props and sets, great VO's and some top notch editing. watch now!

Posted on March 26, 2006
- tina_geana

I saw this at a friends house last night and i was just blown away by it. The girls in this movie did a great jobn of voice acting. The story was so easy to follow but it had a surpise ending which i watched three times...so erie.

Posted on March 26, 2006
- simplesimon97

I'm new to The Movies Game...just picked it up last night. This movie is great! I loved everything about it, i hope i can come up with something this good!

Posted on March 26, 2006
- AdamBlake

Superb on the voices and the whole game show thing got me no doubt. Great horror flick.

Posted on March 26, 2006
- How_Come

This was a cool experience and April you've got to feel sorry for her!

Posted on March 26, 2006
- collegenate

Loved this one richke, just amazing what you are capable of.

Posted on March 26, 2006
- Stketcher

Great movie.

Posted on March 26, 2006
- WorldPictures

From Critic's Corner hosts Jeremiah and Dr. Googlestien
This is a movie that's fantastic and more creepier than The Torture Brothers. If you think about it the fact that we didn't catch on that it was a horror flick when we started watching made it even more enjoyable most definently. We loved SST and we thought this was even better. Nice game show them and the end was a scary mess. The thing that made Locked In A Box very original and great was the storyline of having April wanting to be someone and how her sister fits into as well. It was just setup right and it wasn't random like alot of horror movies out there. This is some of the best work on TMO and we really hope it succeeds most definently. The props added into the movie was definently a good addition. Another thing about Richke as a filmmaker is that there's alot of imagination put into his movies and that's what going to get him far in our books. VOs were top notch. This is the second movie we've seen from this studio and they were both good. Hard to decide, which one was better. Locked In A Box actually to be honest exceeded our expectations. We didn't expect to be this good. Like the ending with the nurse looking lady and tattoo guy very scary stuff. Nice use of making the cabin a box nice irony factor there. Locked In A Box is one of the most original movies we've seen in a while and it's going to go on and get our prestigious five star golden performance. An achievement everyone wants from Critic's Corner. No real mistakes in this one Richke. Definently had all of the elements of a good movie no doubt about it. We wish April Johnson could've been one of those starmaker characters though. Will this movie have a sequel as the music was really intense no doubt. Richke has definently left a stinger in us about how creepy it was. You really have to feel sorry for her in this movie. That's what makes Richke a genious filmmaker because he makes you think. This a GENRE10 must see film!

Posted on March 26, 2006
- THROWAXE

Awesome ! This story really gets you hooked. Great script, very good voices and very well acted, I might add. It flows nice with some inventive use of sets and props. I liked the conflict situation between April and Ariel, conflict is drama and this is the motor for everything that happens. Very suspensfull ending. Excellent :)

Posted on March 26, 2006
- Rayzor06

wow fantastic!!! best thriller ever!!! well done and an ending you did not see coming!!

Posted on March 26, 2006
- deenswe2003

Great job!

Posted on March 26, 2006
- joseph182

great job it gave me chills rate mine

Posted on March 25, 2006
- Dylen

Nice job. Story sucked you in. The music added to it great. The ending packed a nice punch. Setwork was done mostly real weel, though a few things I didn't like (ie. Gumball machine). 4.5 stars rounded up to 5.

Posted on March 25, 2006
- rioghan

I sat down thinking that I was just going to be watching another reality spoof, but that soon came to pass. The whole premise of the movie was great, the VO's were on the money and the way you dressed the sets was exceptionally well done. The character developement allowed me to imerse myself in the lives of the actors and made my heart beat faster at the end. A truly frightening film. Keep up the great work.

Posted on March 25, 2006
- warpedrevolution

First off great writing. You could make a really funny Collin character that worked out well. Everything was very coolw ith this movie. It had a great ending that wasn't a saver but an adder. It really added the depth and life that this show needed. Kudos to you man. Kudos.

Posted on March 25, 2006
- Buccura

That was wicked. The VOs were solid, even if the one girl's was a bit to quiet at times and the editing and scenes were spot on. I also really dug the original music, fit each part very well. Kind of a sad ending, but then again it is a twisted movie. Well done Richke!

Posted on March 25, 2006
- misstina

I loved this movie. This is deffinately in my top 5 of all the movie on here.

Posted on March 25, 2006
- Gregg247

Excellent work! In today's reality show craze, it asks some pretty interesting questions. Unfortunately, this movie may become all too real one day. That aside, you did a fantastic job!

Posted on March 25, 2006
- DNR

Great VO and use of props..Very Enjoyable

Posted on March 25, 2006
- letumroll88

***** 5 STARS Reason:
Originality: 9/10 haven't seen anything like this before
Plot/Story: 8/10 could have been better
Subs/VOs: 10/10 nice work
Editing: 8/10 could have been better
Set Dressing 10/10 Love it! the flowers and tv show set TV Wall!
Sound/Music 10/10 Built up my Suspense
Want to see Another One: Deffiantly!

love this movie

Posted on March 25, 2006
- wannabetaconinja

This movie was amazing, i cant wait til i get the game.

Posted on March 25, 2006
- crazydonduck

This movie was brilliant. The character development was amazing and the plot was even better. The ending had me wanting more, but als the movie was over. Nice job Richke! Another hit, as always. You [play nice now!]! :)

5Stars and well deserved.

Posted on March 25, 2006
- Tigerlover

Originality: 10/10
Plot/Story: 10/10
Subs/VOs: 9/10 (A bit too quiet in the beginning.)
Editing: 10/10 (Excellent prop use)
Wow: 9/10 (Very impressive, just didn't have the thing that makes you go 'Wow' when you're done.)

Great movie!
Will there be a sequel?

Posted on March 25, 2006
- Dulci

I'm really looking forward to the FSN version. I love what you have accomplished with the outside editing programs on your other movies, and I'm sure you have something special in store for us on this movie too.

That being said, I think you did an excellent job, considering the limitations the game put on your script. It's unfortunate that the sets didn't always match your vision, but with a little creative imagining, I was able to see what you were trying to do.

The voiceovers were excellent, the story riveting, the editing top-notch, and the set-decorating impressive. Really well-done! Dulcilicious!

Posted on March 25, 2006
- alfric

great job.....
superb vo and edit....
a must see story....

Posted on March 25, 2006
- Patty82

Your Voice Overs are really great.
I like the way you tell the story.
What can i say? A Masterpiece!!!
(CO Productions)

Posted on March 25, 2006
- derbyrams

Really amazing movie!!!! I loved it!!!!! Amazing voice-overs and plot!!!! as others said, amazing cliff-hanger!!!!! Gr8 job and movie!!! please check out my really funny second trailer to my upcoming comedy corner 2!!!! Here's the url!!!
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Posted on March 25, 2006
- Jimbo5858685

Wow.... This was an awesome story! Way amazing!!! Holy holy cow!!! Huge cliff hanger at the end. I am stoked! Wonder if there will be a sequal?

Awesome voice talents from everyone. Great vision, Richke! This is something I recommend to anyone and everyone!!! Bravo!!

Posted on March 24, 2006
- animeabe

Just lovely my friend, Seeing it all put together finally after all the hard work youve done on it has made it all worth it. Limitations with "the movies" has not allowed you to express your full vision of what you want so I cant wait to watch the FSN version. Its cool to see that many of the things you have suggested for FSN are things that others here have stated as also wanted. Should be a hit :)

Sabrina, Tara, and BJ did a really amazing job. Think I have seen most of this 30 times and was there for the voice overs but some of Sabrina's emotional scenes still make a few hairs stand up on my neck. Hurry up on the next version!!!!!

Posted on March 24, 2006
- akinis

Creepy! The twist was well done, and chilling. And you made me laugh out loud for real when Collin walked by singing "i'm a man in a box" Top knotch from voice overs to editing, from story to music. This is definately a must see!

Posted on March 24, 2006
- BOLCH

I was chilled to the bone by this movie. Being locked in the dark in a narrow space... it's like being buried alive... probably the most horrible thing that could happen to anyone. The ending - though not unpredictable and perhaps a bit illogical - was shocking, and the story was carefully detailed. The character of April was interesting and well-defined. I also enjoyed the smart placing of props to create the effects you wanted. The music was totally fresh and well-selected.
Well, my only problem is that I sometimes couldn't understand the VOs. Subtitles would be nice, since many people - including myself - can understand written English much better.
An excellent, horrifying movie... now I don't dare to go to sleep. :)

Posted on March 24, 2006
- victor_rkpx

You did a great job, excellent subject, a great idea... 5 stars

Posted on March 24, 2006
- WorldCriticProductions

Not your average horror movie, but this one had its share of thrill and surprise, the ending was superb! Very good Voice-overs and top of the line editing and use of props. All in all a very impressive movie no doubt about it.
Scene selection was great, and the originality got scored some good points with this movie, could of used a little bit more explanation as to what happened in the end (even though the ending truly was superb!) perhaps a spoiler? An obvious ending, but there wasn't really a reason for what happened, would love an explanation. The arguement between the sisters was Voice acted brilliantly, truly did impress us. A great movie, as we said before not your typical horror movie, so blood and gore horror fans might be turned off by this one, but an excellent psychological horror movie.
This is a WCP MUST-SEE MOVIE!

Posted on March 24, 2006
- yeagmaster

Great VOs. Good use of the props on the sets. The movie flowed well throughout and was very entertaining. I hoped for a bigger ending but it still did not disappoint.

Posted on March 24, 2006
- Iondrive

Excellent all around! VA/Sets/Story/Sound - all great! What a superb effort.

Posted on March 24, 2006
- Sleeves

Yay! That was great! Super smooth horror story with a cliff edge ending - all executed in fine Richke silk. The best thing to me was the characters and the just enough tension between them. That really created the movement of the story. Very, very good acting, especially from Sabrina and Tara! Good dynamic there...

Posted on March 24, 2006
- SeanySpeilberg

I'm not sure If i can put it in to words how great this film is.
Originality: 9/10
Plot/Story: 10/10 (Excellent!)
Subs/VOs: 10/10 (Some of the best I've seen)
Editing: 10/10 (Suberb!)

I really really enjoyed this movie, so much I'm going to watch it a million times. Cor wait for the FSN version, I hope it will extend the ending as well

I reccommend this movie to everyone! ^_^

Posted on March 24, 2006
- Sam

A very cool movie with some really cool stuff in it. Sweet!

Posted on March 24, 2006
- bigbadbung

best one yet rich its way wicked

Posted on March 24, 2006
- Mystic_SleeT

The voice actors who played the characters did it very well.The movie kept at a nice pace,did not even feel the time go by.This movie felt like a real movie.
Good use of the props to create the casting area of the game.Looked like a new set.
I liked how the movie built up to the game.But
Then it was just rushed.I tend to do that also.
But still a very entertaining movie.

Let It Be...

Posted on March 24, 2006
- Timo666

The feeling I had while watching this movie was creepy - something that rarely happens watching a horror movie on TMO. You managed to give me my beloved feeling plus your movie was superb, both story and VO-wise. So what more can I say than 5 stars for you?

Posted on March 24, 2006
- JJPATEL

There has been alot of hype surrounding this movie, due to cretive PR and the amazing trailer which I saw on FSN. So I was quite glad to see this movie already in the top 25 horror charts and I was like "o yeah, its out baby" and quickly viewed it!

The duration of the movie went fast as the build-up for the "TV show" was excellent executed.The character developement between April and her sister was done well and the VO was fantastic throughout. The storyline reminded me of "My Little Eye" as when I saw the trailer, I thought it would be going along those lines but the plot as mentioned, was gripping and kept me watching to the end.

However, once they are on the "TV show", I felt the last minute or so ended too soon, after all the build-up of getting autioned and April being really happy about being TV. Therefore, I thought the movie should be longer, especially once she was in the hole. The final plus point of this movie is of course, the music. It was greatly use witihn each scene and not only till the end, it added some great suspence but as mentioned before, it sadly ended too quickly.

Overall, an excellent thriller with great character development and introduction to each, great VO and use of music but sadly, I felt it should of been longer due to the fact the final act ended quickly (which was the point of watching the first 7 minutes...to build up to the last act). Still, great job!

Posted on March 24, 2006
- fakefezwhatley

An amazing movie! Great VO's, grest story, great suspense. It's a movie for all 5 senses! Well, maybe just 2 since you can't really feel what's going on, or smell the dead bodies, or taste them for that matter, but it's still a boat load of fun! Great job gang! Toodles.

Posted on March 24, 2006
- Rik_Vargard

This movie should've been longer, to me. Because I felt like the story was about to start when the movies finished. You take time to develop the character of April and her relation with her sister. Not counting the scene where she goes for the audition, it takes almost 3/4 of the movie.
Untill she goes downstairs, everything was perfectly set up. Then I feel like in 1 minute everything goes abrupt.
I would've like to see her sister watching her on TV. If it's a fake show that's not broadcasted, why do the "evil guys" do this? Don't < they > watch how things are going on down there? Who are they anyway?
And most of all, what is it to be "locked in a box"? I would've liked to know why the guy wasn't that though, why the girl resisted untill now, how they both react being locked. It's dark, but they can hear each other, I suppose.
If not, how do they react being alone in the dark with themselves and their concience...?

This being said, I also have to say that you have a damn talent to put ambient in your movies. The way you used the music between the scenes is just great.
Also, the songs on their own where great. Great job on that.
Voice actors where top notch, and you mixed it all very well! The fights between the sisters where excellent. One of the most "living" scenes I've watched.
And most of all, this one of those very few movies that made me forget it was made with the game, because of excellent editing, sound & VO's so damn well put together.
I'm bookmarking your studio for sure! ;)

Posted on March 24, 2006
- James_Beckerson

I've been waiting for this movie and must say that I'm dissapointed. The story is of course original and I like it from the creative point of view. The problem is that it's shown by a row of repeating scenes.April has only 3 things to do - argue with sister/slam the door, hug the letter or drive to auditions.It creates the feeling that action does not go forward. Complete lack of 3rd plan characters even adds to this feeling. I appreciate how much work have you put into set decoration and modification, also like the begining and very creepy end. But the middle part left a lot of bitter.

Posted on March 24, 2006
- sexxxystringcheese

Sweet Crap... that was awesome! I think the voice overs were excellent :) but I think the music totally helped/made the different moods so much more dramatic! Very good choices! It's obvious you put a lot of time and effort into this... great job! Get to work on your next one, now!!! :)

Posted on March 24, 2006
- adam262

My honest review-out of 25 points
Story-4 Its about a reality show.Hard to give full points on a story of that nature but pulled off as best t could.
Editing/production-5 Very nicely done here. went along smoothly with music, etc.
Sound-5 the music was great!
VO's-5 Very very good VO's here. Very convincing and good acting!
fast forward factor-5 I didn't want to miss a second of it!

24/25 points. 5stars!

Commments-When the gay guy says "Not the darkest hole ive been in" as much as I didnt want to laugh at that gross joke I couldnt help but laughing. The VO's were so great! The ending was perfect! Couldnt have been pulled off better. Bravo

Posted on March 23, 2006
- maniacc0

One word describes this film: Amazing!
It was brilliant. I too, have to agree with Sherwinliu in saying that the ending was very climatic. The FSN version should be good! The set dressing in this movie was superb, very well done! Editing was wonderful, but again I have to come back to the obvious time and effort you spent beautifying the sets! Brilliant!
Originality: 9/10 (just because there have been reality shows, although none like this)
Plot/Story: 9/10 (could have been better, although not alot better!)
Subs/VOs: 10/10 (here's where you excel. Amazing VOs held this movie together!)
Editing: 10/10 (again, the use of props was brilliant!!)
WOW ME: 10/10 ... just WOW

I really like how you get the viewer guessing...was it all just a big scheme? Why does no one know about the show? and many other questions, but the kind that make you like the movie, not hate it!
Can't wait for the FSN version, hopefully it expands on that ending!

Posted on March 23, 2006
- SHERWINLIU

Excellent concept and a very good ending (must disagree with DFIK here), I don't think it could have ended any other way. The abruptness of the ending is appropriate because you've already delivered the goods.

Voiceovers are excellent, the pace starts out a little indulgent (sometimes a little too much silence between the lines), but the plot keeps moving along. In particular, there are two outstanding scenes in this movie - the last time the sisters talk, and the whole ending sequence.

I've enjoyed it! Great job!

Posted on March 23, 2006
- DFIK

Very good, very good.. .but i was a little let down by the end. VO's high quality, prop use, high quality, Editing, high quality, everything was high quality except the script... The ending seemed to rush, and didn't really get the "oh my god..." feeling I'm sure you were aiming for. It's a great movie, don't get me wrong, but it could have been so much more...

Posted on March 23, 2006
- ubernewbie

brilliant in every sense of the word. Nothing more i can say. Watch it.

Posted on March 23, 2006
- jpwood

This well be in the charts in no time! Why ? because its got great voice over acting, a good pace throughout & so on & so on, It must of taken ages to do the sets, Ive tried to do similar in my latest movie, KIN. Well here's 5 stars I've bookmarked this movie to see where it gets to in the next few days,
Good luck!!!

Posted on March 23, 2006
- MAGIC_SCHOOL_BUS

Some of your best work, great movie...

Posted on March 23, 2006