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Doom Room, which was originally titled Nightmare Box, had an interesting, if not simple, concept but the independent filmmaking wasn’t up to snuff where they didn’t do a very good job covering up the deficiencies.

 

 

Doom Room
(2013)

Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller, Horror
Wild Eye Releasing | NR – 92 min. – $14.95 | February 12, 2019

Date Published: 06/19/2019 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Jon Keeyes

Writer(s): Jon Keeyes & Carl Kirschner (written by)
Cast: Johanna Stanton, Nicholas Ball, Debbie Rochon, Matthew Tompkins
DISC INFO:
Features: Commentary, Featurettes

Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Region(s): 0

Wild Eye Releasing provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.

PLOT SYNOPSIS


A woman (JOHANNA STANTON) wakes up trapped in a small room with no memory of how she got there. Unable to leave, she is tormented and taunted by a series of paranormal entities as she tries to solve the puzzle of her identity, and find an escape. A journey into the guilt and decadent pleasures of life, where terror and art collide.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 3.0/5


Audio Commentary – Director Jon Keeyes

Cast & Crew Interviews (12:19) – Includes audition footage, the actors and filmmakers discuss the casting, characters and the plot with some behind-the-scenes footage.

Making of Doom Room (15:50) is more of the same, just extra footage during the production with interview footage mostly with the producers.

Costume Design (8:42) takes a closer look at the wardrobe and creative approach from costume designer Belle Mundi.

 

VIDEO – 3.5/5, AUDIO – 3.25/5


Doom Room arrives to DVD where it’s presented with a 1.78 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio and pretty much looks like you’d expect an independent film from six years might look. There are some signs of artifacting and aliasing while colors are on the muted end of things considering the movie takes place in a dark setting.

The included Dolby Digital 2.0 isn’t anything remarkable but perfectly satisfactory. Dialogue comes through well enough though the sound design deficiency is noticeable.

OVERALL – 1.5/5


Doom Room, which was originally titled Nightmare Box (which honestly sounds better) had an interesting, if not simple, concept but the independent filmmaking wasn’t up to snuff where they didn’t do a very good job covering up the deficiencies of a very limited budget. The DVD has okay video and audio transfers but a surprisingly strong selection of bonus material.

 

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