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After killing her abusive cop husband, Mike (Michael Paré), Marnie (Famke Janssen) returns to New York to serve the remainder of her manslaughter sentence under house arrest. But Mike's vengeful ghost isn't done taunting her in this gripping supernatural thriller. Meanwhile, Mike's ex-partner (Bobby Cannavale) keeps close tabs on Marnie, who must wear an ankle bracelet that doesn't allow her to escape let alone move past a 100-foot radius.
Famke Janssen gives a fantastic performance here as the wife sentenced to lock down in her home, the same place where she killed her abusive husband. The problem is her husband might be dead but he certainly is not gone. Soon after arriving back home she begins to hear and see some things that are just no explainable, soon her husband makes himself known and is set on finishing the job of beating her to death. Famke is a beautiful actress and if given the right role can really act, since the film takes place mainly in one location she gets the chance to display that fine acting and succeeds in delivering a powerful performance. The film might not be 100% original, it is similar to several other movies including "The Entity" but it does deliver on what matters most,gore and suspense. There are a number of scenes in the film that will send chills up your spine and there is one scene that really amps up the violence and gore, it is one of the best horror scenes I have seen in some time. Actor, Michael Paré doesn't speak a line in the film but he doesn't have to as the husband from beyond, he did a great job here and was very menacing. Director, Eric Red did a fantastic job at keeping the suspense and tension high as well as supplying a fast pace to the story, but I expected it from him after all your talking about the writer of "Near Dark" and "Hitcher" as well as being the director of "Body Parts". If Hollywood would make films like this and put them in theaters they might be able to fill more seats, 100 Feet is an edge of your seat thriller that has one of the scariest ghosts I have seen in some time. I enjoyed this much more than I ever expected to which is a good thing, it contains all the right elements to make for one of the better horror movies I have seen in awhile now. The entire cast did a great job and like I said before Famke is perfect, she delivered a natural performance of a woman sentenced to relive the horrible beating her husband gave her in life all over again. The sad thing about it is this film seem to sit in limbo for a year but at least now it is on DVD just in time for the Halloween season. Pick this up, turn off the lights and be prepared to enjoy a riveting horror flick that will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. The Asylum Home Entertainment rarely uses outside sources, they have only done it once before but I am glad they decided to pick this up for release in the U.S.
Released by The Asylum Home Entertainment.
**** 1/2 Out Of *****