The Devil's Chair
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Fresh: Angry young working class Nick West (Andrew Howard) narrates this hideous story for us in an engaging and self-referential manner that, surprisingly enough, adds to the entertainment value
- Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: ...I preferred this movie back when it was called Session 9.
- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Friday, April 17, 2009
Rotten: Dumb sensationalism that trusts blood-buckets dumped on thesps are enough to raise a fright.
- Dennis Harvey, Variety, Wednesday, September 19, 2007
You got to know when a horror movie is based around a chair its gonna be stupid
- dukeakasmudge, Wednesday, January 20, 2010
My first impression: fuck every other word does not make for good dialogue. I'm not a prude about swearing, but too much and anything you're trying to put across gets swamped and makes you sound like a 14 year old trying to impress his mates and seem 'hard'. Sadly, the fuck-fest was not the worst of my viewing experience. Even when Nick West was supposed to be somewhat sympathetic, he appeared to be the kind of person I'd cross the street to avoid. I suppose the hideously sexist, angry drivelling rant of over narration (which actually worked quite well at the beginning bar the extreme potty-mouth) was supposed to be a hint to his true nature. The idea is a decent one on paper/in retrospect, but it was pretty horrid to sit through at the time. The scenes on the 'other side' look effective, but they quickly descend into gore-hound territory and stick there for the duration of their appearance. The dialogue is laughable (seriously), though I suppose the jar between it appearing serious and sounding ridiculous may have been intentional. This was aided by the, ahem, performance, of Matt Berry - star of lovely comedy series such as Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and The IT Crowd. I suppose he had a mortgage to pay. I found Hostel pretty unpleasant viewing, but this film makes it seem rather inoffensive in comparison.
- newvogueravyn, Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Best thing about this movie was the closing song. I'm about to give up on British Horror, they are 2 for 2 in the under 3 star award. This is about a man who is said to be insane, and also supposed to have killed a girl, but did he or was it the chair. The devil or monster or what ever it was supposed to be in the other world was real hokey. Was it the acid, was it the chair, is the guy completely insane, I am beginning to this its me who is insane. The chair now that was the movie, pretty bloody when the drills and metal objects went into the skin, not bad on the blood and gore scale but for over all movie just 1 1/2 stars..
- bbcfloridabound, Sunday, June 7, 2009