Film Review: The Pyramid (Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare) Squabbling group of fools enters newly discovered tomb

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.

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