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After being fired from his job, Dan (Kris Desnautels) moves to the
country with his wife Chris (Cyn Dulay) and her sister Rowena (Claire
Davenport II), supposedly to calm his nerves, but in fact, just the
opposite happens, first he gets bitten by a spider, and since he can't
afford a doctor in his jobless situation, the infection from the bite gets
worse pretty much every minute. Then there are indications that the house
they live in is haunted. Next Rowena, who's moonlighting as an
S/M-prostitute, finds herself on the run from a blind customer (Max
Da'Silva) and his homicidal mate (Jenny Sanchez). But what really breaks
Dan is when he picks up a hitchhiker (Spirit Phipps) who turns into a cut
up corpse in his car before his very eyes. Dan falls into a state of
catatonia, but then the blind man and his mate pay him a visit and
slaughter Rowena and Chris before his very eyes, and in his state he is
just unable to help them, instead is fed their flesh by the evil couple ...
but wait, this story might not be true to the fact at all, maybe he
himself was the killer, and Chris and Rowena were not even his real wife and
sister-in-law but two complete strangers who he has just preyed upon ...
interesting thriller to say the least that's weird in a David Lynch
sort-of-way. That said though, being weird in a David Lynch sort-of-way
doesn't equal being David Lynch, and thus sometimes it seems director
Ricardo Islas doesn't really get a proper handle on his own oddball script
and tries to smooth everything over with a slick yet decidedly uninventive
directorial effort, and in the end he tries to explain away way too much with
an all-too logical solution.
That all said, Lockout is still a
pretty good movie, thanks also to a solid cast (especially Cyn Dulay, who
also had her hands in production, is pretty good), given the unusual
script though, it could (and should) have been even better.