The Pyramid, with Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare & James Buckley. Director, Grégory Levasseur. Great graphics & jerky camera suspense highlighted this surprisingly good film.
Of course, it’s all going to be about distraction; in order to heighten shock scenes & arguments between dynamic characters; all of which covers the bill nicely. Chief among the cretins is O’Hare’s character & he’s excellent as an old-fashioned archaeologist overseeing the discovery in Egypt of a new pyramid, buried beneath the sands.
While O’Hare is familiar to people from his TV persona in True Blood & his current appearance in American Horror Story, Hinshaw isn’t such a memorable face. Though she also is a veteran of the recently ended comedy drama about vampires. The two alumni hit it up as father & daughter in this movie. The connection between characters just doesn’t meld, but cinematography works out well on what is obviously a limited budget.
However; the director of ’06’s The Hills Have Eyes manages work-rounds & the cash bulk is spent on excellent effects & creatures. Which is the surprise, as I expected implied horrors around corners instead of out & out, roaring monstrosities.
Give it a go, I recommend it. Hinshaw may be just your average notch up from a prostitute, but she’s earnest & there is suffering in the film, worthy of a chuckle or two.