Hitting theatres today is Darren Lynn Bousman’s 11-11-11, a religious horror film centered around today’s date and divination by numbers. Lucky for Bousman, he got the film out today – which I think is pretty neat, even if it’s only in limited release – but, according to our own Evan Dickson, “In a movie with problems this big, normally huge things like dialogue and performance seem like nitpicking. It all comes down to story. If every scene has the same static objective and if 90% of your scenes end with your characters in the same emotional and narrative place with which they began – you don’t have much of a movie.”
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sort of intrigued by the premise (I’m always up for religious horror, if only to see if the film at hand is one of the few that ACTUALLY WORK), but maybe I shouldn’t be so bummed it didn’t make its way down to Orlando.
After the tragic death of his wife and child, famed American author Joseph Crone travels from the United States to Barcelona, Spain to reunite with his estranged brother Samuel and dying father, Richard. However, fate has a different plan for Joseph as his life becomes plagued with strange happenings, and the constant sightings of the number 11. Curiosity quickly turns to obsession, and Joseph soon realizes that this number holds a horrific meaning not only to himself but possibly to all of religion. Isolated in a foreign country with only the support of his companion, Sadie, Joseph soon realizes that 11/11/11 is more than just a date, it’s a WARNING!