Hey folks, Valkor here. Happy Halloween to all; this is not only a fun day for scorin some free sweets. But for me, it's a day where we complete TOV's 15 films of Horror. I mean it's great stuff and I'll definitely do it again next year, but it's crazy depressing. If you're gonna watch so many horror films in a month, definitely balance it out with some comedy. For number 14, we step away from the horror gore, to a suspense/mystery gore with number 14, 2:13 (Two:Thirteen) and it's actually a pretty good watch.
2:13 centers on Russell (Mark Thompson), a profiler recently reinstated after being out on psychiatric leave, now caught up in a taskforce to catch a serial killer that uses masks on his victims as well as cuts off body parts. At the same time Russell has to deal with his own personal issues of past guilt that drove him to the sauce. The killer's latest victim, John Tyler (Mark Pellegrino), taunts the man with messages from his wife whom he thought was dead. In the end Russell must tie all the pieces together and face off against the killer as well as his own inner demons.
Along the way we get some nice cameos; one of the funnier ones is Dwight Yoakam as Sandy, a porn shop operator, Kevin Pollack as Russell's psychiatrist Dr. Simmons, And Jere Burns as Jeffrey, Russell's partner. And with that in mind, we move on to…
From my synopsis, it appears the story of 2:13 is a bit convoluted, and in some ways it is, but the overall premises of good vs. evil, psycho drama works… really well. It's not fast paced but you certainly won't be bored. The film is touted as a horror/thriller though not much in terms of horror; it definitely has its thrills, with a nice mix of blood. The acting is a definite plus and these guys really carry the story, though no real standouts I'm gonna spread the love on the cast as a whole. I think everyone put on a fine performance.
The twist ending to start; let me rephrase that, I like the twist ending, but a lot of the excitement is gone, since you'll know who the killer is long before you get there.
That opening scene with the woman being tortured and killed; Yikes!
2:13 isn't a bad film; in fact it's very gripping and entertaining and will definitely grab your attention right from the very beginning. Plus you have a great cast to round out this amazing film. I'd recommend it. Out of TOV 5 stars, I give 2:13 (Two:Thirteen) 3.5 stars and it's been Valkor tested and TOV Approved.