When I first started watching the film SHUTTLE based on the blurbs on the DVD cover and the photos on the back, I expected a typical girls in trouble gorno shocker….Mindless horror movie entertainment for a night’s viewing.
That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that after an initial set-up of the main characters and predicament SHUTTLE went in a really unexpected and interesting direction that I didn’t foresee.
Three reasons why this film is better than most….
1.)Tony Curran is the name of the actor who plays the main villain identified only as “The Driver”….He played the part totally within himself and without any over the top hysterics….It’s refreshing to see a film where the villain is not some supernatural psycho who has problems with his mommy and eats human flesh or some other homicidal dysfunction but is really just a criminal after money….One of the better villainous performances I’ve seen because everything he does makes total sense.
2.) The film has several twists and turns in it the biggest one occurring about an hour into the story….It was predictable and I did see it coming but was still handled really really well.
3.) I love downbeat depressing endings because I think they reflect how life works….The ending of this film was a doozy even including a play on the title if you think about it.…Every detail was perfect especially the motion sickness pills….Just don’t ask what the kitty litter is for. LOL!
This was not a perfect film….Would someone in this line of work kill a girl for a yeast infection?....How come the supermarket cashier didn’t call the police?....But there was more that worked than didn’t….SHUTTLE is a cut above other horror films that seek to play on our anxieties about the modern world