Hey folks, Valkor here. And I wanna thank the folks at Lionsgate, who've finally entered the TOV Val-Cave with their latest acquisition – Enter Nowhere. This is one of those films that when you initially start watching it, you're not quite sure what's going on or what's going to happen. But if you stay with it, methinks you'll be quite pleased with the end results. Check it out!
Enter Nowhere centers on three strangers, who arrive at an abandoned cabin, deep in the woods with little food and water, plus a busted ham radio. Though the film starts Samantha (Katherine Waterston), Tom (Scott Eastwood) was the first to arrive on the scene. Later Jody (Sara Paxton) is found passed out at the front of the cabin. At first there doesn't appear to be a definitive link between the threesome, but as the story progresses and our characters become better acquainted, it becomes apparent that they're linked in ways even they couldn't possibly imagine.
30 minutes in, with nothing much happening… I was starting to rage something fierce. But Enter Nowhere is the kind of film you need to simply bite the bullet and bear through it because the payoff is pretty big. Also I couldn't shake the feeling that I was watching an episode of "The Twilight Zone". And that's not really a bad thing.
Enter Nowhere is touted as a supernatural horror, but it's more like a supernatural thriller. The mood is creepy and there's nice suspenseful buildup before the big reveal is exposed, but nothing truly horrifying ever happens. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, because I was sucked in once I was past the 30 minute mark and things started getting better. The story is pretty solid and doesn't give much away before the twist kicks in, though after a second viewing, more observant viewers may pick up a few subtle hints. The acting is the films strongest suite with Katherine Waterston being the standout of the trio; however Sara Paxton and Scott Eastwood hold their own and together they really help carry the story. Finally the twist – it's not the most mind blowing twist, but it does have impact because when it happens, it's like whoa!
Actually, as big as the twist was, right after it happens things get a little less interesting. Not enough to make you wanna stop watching (I'm looking at you Insidious), but just enough that you start to care a little less about what's going on. Thankfully events happen that keep you engrossed in the story until its explosive end.
Enter Nowhere is available now and if you're looking for a film to fill a good couple of hours then this is just what the doctor ordered. It's got some thrills, some chills, and it's pretty damn entertaining. It's worth checking out and I highly recommend it. So out of TOV 5 stars, I'm giving Enter Nowhere 3.5 and it's been Valkor Viewed, TOV Approved!