ROOM 9 is a horror movie full of iconic horror actors. Unfortunately, this is the only positive thing, I can say. Seriously, I have no idea why this movie was made. The production quality is severely lacking and often due to the strangest stylistic choices. Full Room 9 movie review here!

ROOM 9 is a horror movie that should be well worth watching due to its cast full of iconic horror actors. However, this is the strangest mess of a movie I’ve ever seen. Especially bad due to the fact that an interesting cast was assembled for this movie.

I can understand foreign movies having a different style that I might not appreciate. Or low-budget movies with new actors having issues with sound and general PR. When it comes to this movie, I just feel that it’s really bad filmmaking and I really hope the paycheck for the actors was worth it.

Continue reading our Room 9 horror movie review below.

Why was this made?

When I started watching Room 9, I was torn between two thoughts and neither was good for the film.

First, I was wondering “Is this the right screener version?” because the stylistic choices were the strangest I had ever seen. So many different styles of the same shot and none of them matched the storyline. Or the time period for that matter. Also, the sound was really bad.

The second thought immediately after was “Wait, is this even the right movie because it looks like the opening scene of softcore porn?”. In fact, it almost felt like a porn spoof with stereotypical characters and campy performances. Even the look and lighting were very strange and “porny”.

Room 9 – Horror Movie Review

Other than seeing those iconic horror movie actors on screen, there is no reason whatsoever to watch it. And seriously, a cast does not a movie make! Sure, you can watch it ironically but that really isn’t our deal here at Heaven of Horror. Oh yeah, and you can find the names of the actors in our details section because I don’t even want to include them in this review.

That’s also why we’re opting for a 0 out of 5 because we simply can’t give this movie any other kind of official rating.

Watch Room 9 if you’re curious!

Thomas Walton is the writer and director of Room 9 and maybe I just don’t get his filmmaking style. This is the first solo-directed feature film by Thomas Walton so he’s still a new filmmaker. However, if this movie is exactly as he wanted it to be, then I am definitely not in the target demographic.

As someone who watches and reviews at least one genre production per day (on average), I should be able to appreciate this one as well. Ultimately, I have no idea why this movie was made. The production quality is severely lacking which is rooted more in strange stylistic choices than lack of budget.

This movie looks and sounds like it was made by a group of tweens who found their parents (or grandparents) home video recording equipment. There is nothing about this movie that I actually liked. Had it been super campy and kitsch, then I would probably have enjoyed it.

ROOM 9 will be out in select theaters, on DVD, and on VOD on July 20, 2021.

Details

Director: Thomas Walton
Writer: Thomas Walton
Stars: Michael Berryman, Scout Taylor-Compton, Kane Hodder, Brian Anthony Wilson, Tony Devon

Plot

Long ago, Room 9 of the Johnson/Bedford Inn, located in a remote small town, was the site of a gruesome double murder. Decades later, with the town terrorized once again by a string of bloody ritual killings, a mysterious woman named Star arrives to investigate and suffers bizarre flashbacks related to the inn’s slayings. Is she connected to the killings…or the inn’s next victim?

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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