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BLACK BOX - Review
Rated: Not Rated
Release Date: October 6, 2020
Director: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour
Stars: Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine, Tosin Morohunfola
Plot: A man goes through a controversial treatment to recover his memory after barely surviving a car accident that killed his wife
Clint Says: It's worth streaming once
NOTE: This film is part of a unique collaboration between Amazon and Blumhouse Television. The two studios are releasing four films over the next two weeks and doing several virtual party screenings called "Welcome to the Blumhouse" through Fantastic Fest and Fangoria.
If you know anything about Blumhouse Studios you know that they have quickly become the kings of horror. Now they are trying something a little different. BLACK BOX is much more along the lines of classic horror than the jump-scare or slasher flicks that we see all over the place today. It is a thriller that has a few startling moments, but the story is filled with horror.
What is strange is that this film is very similar to one of the most popular Blumhouse films of all time, GET OUT. I'm somewhat baffled as to why they decided to make a film with a concept so close to GET OUT and release it only three years later.
That said, this isn't a bad film, it's actually quite good. It's just, in comparison to GET OUT, it doesn't stand as tall.
If you are looking to be frightened enough to have to hide behind your couch, this is not the movie you are wanting. If you want a thriller with twists and turns and a good, if not entirely unique, story, then you will enjoy an evening streaming this movie.