27 July 2016 | michael-f-passe
Jennifer Day shines
I like psychological horror and suspense, so I stuck with "Trunk" to see how it ended, and because of Jennifer Day. She mostly carries the film, and does it without stumbling. Miss Day is in the titular car trunk pretty much all the way through the flick, kidnapped by a killer and forced to try to outwit him. It's all psychological suspense that plays on claustrophobia, with lots of camera shots that zero in very tightly on the faces of the two leads. What action there is takes place mostly at the very beginning and end and a few flashbacks. What might have helped "Trunk" some, besides a bigger budget, is for the kidnapper/killer to seem more dangerous and scary. He does what he can. Ms. Day puts on a convincing performance in a difficult, movement-restricted role. Those who know Jennifer Day from her late night TV music show might be surprised at the range she shows here as a dramatic actress. Hopefully bigger and better things are on the way for her.