Nine Lives

Nine Lives (2002)

Nine Lives (2002)

A group of friends have their weekend of partying ruined when they unwittingly unleash an ancient curse upon themselves.

That, right there, is the movie.  Even if you haven’t seen THIS movie, you probably have.  Several times.  “Nine Lives” does take a somewhat novel approach in that the enraged spirit moves from victim to victim, entering the body of whomever kills its current host.  That sets up a dramatic conclusion, which is ultimately aborted and mismanaged.  That, really, is the biggest flaw with this film.  It’s an absolute cookie-cutter of a film with nothing new or special, no great performances and nothing that hasn’t been done a million times and better – except, maybe for one interesting little hook, which they ultimately screw up and don’t capitalize on.

This movie is what it is.  If you’re a fan of horror flicks, it’s a way to pass the time.  It’s not really bloody enough to be a slasher, it’s not strong or interesting enough to be suspenseful, but an interesting location and a decent story hook allow you to watch and not feel completely robbed at the end.

Stars: 2.5/5

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