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ATM (REVIEW)

"Buried", "Frozen", "Phone Booth" and countless other horror/thrillers have tried their hand at the 'single location' genre as I'll call it. The genre is a problem in itself; relying exclusively on compelling characters, mysterious motives, or potential plot twists with the setting to provide exciting entertainment. For example "Buried" plays upon the charisma of Ryan Reynolds and his character's everyman plight. "Frozen" adds the wrinkle that the ski resort won't be open for another week and a blizzard is coming.

Poster/Trailer: ATM, is it ever okay?

Good question, but not why we're here today. We're here to check this trailer and poster for "ATM", currently making the festival rounds. Looks like it could be effective, if you're willing to buy the premise that wherever they're stopping to get food wouldn't take credit cards, necessitating a trip to an ATM in a massive, empty parking lot with no other stores around. Let's face it though, as horror fans, we make ignoring obvious flaws into an artform. It's a survival mechanism.

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