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Cast: William Forsythe, Art LaFleur, Marcus T. Paulk, Stacey Hinnen, Dan Benson

Director: Peter Atencio

Genre: Horror

Year: 2010

Rating: R

As a tropical storm approaches the Louisiana coast, all non-essential personnel are evacuated off the huge "Charlie" oil rig. The remaining workers batten down the hatches, unaware that a voracious evil threatens their lives more than any hurricane. As the night stretches out before them, the nervous crew realizes that a man is missing, and a search for him reveals that they are being stalked by a bloodthirsty creature intent on killing them all.

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If you're looking for something original here I suggest you keep looking, The Rig is like any other "Alien" type film that has been made before and I am sure will be made many times more. The story introduces us to a creature from the depths of the ocean who is preying on a group of men and woman on an oil rig out in the middle of the ocean during a hurricane. Like I said I'm sure it all sounds like every other film in the genre you have seen and for the most part it pretty much is but that doesn't make it any less entertaining. For a low-budget, Indie production Director, Peter Atencio does a great job at using what he has to work with in a effective and mostly suspenseful way. The creature is kept out of sight for the most part, you get to see quick takes or glimpses of it which I am sure is due to the budget but that doesn't take away from the film at all, in fact it gives it a sort of mystery feel in stead. The cast is another bonus here, every actor does a great job playing their characters and it is always nice to see William Forsythe in any movie. The Rig is a simple film in story but its the execution that helps it to rise above other Indie films like it. What it lacks in originality it more than makes up for in action, suspense and just the right amount for gore. If you like films such as "Alien" and "Leviathan" then I recommend picking up The Rig, getting your favorite drink and some popcorn and just sitting back and enjoying the ride. I enjoyed the film and was entertained from beginning to end, definitely a cut above most straight to video releases similar to it.

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The DVD comes with Special Features that include

The Rig: Behind The Scenes

Audio Commentary with Director Peter Atencio and Producer James D. Benson

You can order the DVD HERE.

Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment

*** 1/2 Out Of *****