25 May 2008 | claudio_carvalho
Gives the Sensation of Déjà Vu, but the Conclusion is a Good Surprise
In Landis, the college friends Shawn (Austin Hines), Amber (Tiffany LeShai McMinn), Whitney (Leah Marie Parker), Jesse (Austin James), Madison (Kelly Ray) and Kyle (Catori Swann) organize a party in the Steen's Textile Mill that has been bankrupted and closed a couple of months ago and is abandoned. They invite the son of the owner, the silly Nick (Robert Rainbolt), only to have access to the facility, and the geek Cari (Blaire Welch) to be his date. They go to a convenience store to buy some packs of beer and they humiliate the gentle attendant. Once in the spot, they separate to different places with the intention of having sex. However, their night party becomes a tragic nightmare.
While watching "The Mill", I had the permanent sensation of déjà vu, due to the usual clichés and the similarity with the storyline of "Death Factory". The character Nick with his puppet is absolutely annoying, and the screenplay anticipates the fate of the college students. However, the unexpected conclusion surprised me, and I confess that one of the killers was a good surprise. In the end, "The Mill" is entertaining and the viewer with lesser expectations may enjoy it. The DVD was released in Brazil a couple of months ago, and I do not understand the status "In production" indicated in IMDb. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "A Fábrica do Terror" ("The Factory of the Terror")