If you’ve gone to see any theatrical horror in the past month, odds are you’ve seen the trailer for P2 a few times. Of the trailer, I’ll say this, "Could be interesting." But the men behind the trailer are what sell it above and beyond that for me.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Alexandre Aja is the most exciting purveyor of Hollywood horror these days. Only two films deep and already his attached name is a seal of approval in my book. Though not the man behind the camera, Aja and Haute Tension/Hills Have Eyes collaborator Gregory Levasseur are, along with director Franck Khalfoun, the men behind the P2 typewriter. They also have a pair of producer credits to boot.
The film stars the very talented and very easy on the eyes Rachel Nichols, who kicked ass as the spearhead of the short lived Tim Minear show "The Inside", as the damsel in extreme distress and Wes Bentley as the creep who traps her in a parking lot.
I get emails every now and then asking me to write about the upcoming release of a film, but I typically don’t bother unless I think the product in question is actually worth it. Obviously I haven’t seen it, but I will wager P2 is worth it, likely not a perfect 10, but that kind of very satisfying 8s across the board. I imagine it being an 8 willing to go the extra mile. The After Dark Horrorfest is on this weekend as well, so if you’re a genre fan this might as well be an orgy at a theater. As much as I love what Horrorfest takes to task, I gotta go with my gut on this one and say if you see one movie this weekend, P2 is the safest bet.