Based off true events, the 2011 Levan Bakhia & Beqa Jguburia co-directed film, "247°F" was an awesome and thrilling horror-survival movie with some fairly original angles, plot twists and solid acting for this genre.
Starting off with the ever so generic "four friend weekend cabin trip," "247°F" keeps viewers wondering the true motives of each and every character, all the way up until the final sequences. To be that effective with such a task was the tie that bound this film together.
A was impressed by how tightly written the script was for a survival type horror film, and also by the subtle explanations brought to the viewers with flashing camera shots throughout the movie, highlighted by the ones used in the closing scenes. However there were a few loose ends, but I could easily look past them to see this film for exactly what it was worth and that is a kick ass independent movie.
I wasn't too keen on the unnecessary introduction scenes, attempting to create a bond between the viewers and Jenna, who was played by Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween, Halloween 2, Charmed) although it didn't really effect the story line much one way or the other. The locations chosen for filming were beautifully placed and the cabin was perfectly stunning.
I thought the entire cast was chosen quite well with great acting execution, with the exception of Renee (Christina Ulloa) who was apparently cast to prance around in her lingerie and be the most annoying person in the film, a close second to her boyfriend, Michael (Michael Copon) but that was because it fit his character description.
All in all I really would recommend this to campy horror and survival fans, it's worth a watch or two. It's available right now at your nearest Redbox kiosk, so make sure to get it soon.