Locker 13

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Locker 13
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Directed by Bruce Dellis
George Huang
Jason Marsden
Matthew Mebane
Adam Montierth
Donovan Montierth
Rick Schroder
Produced by Rick Schroder
Jose Rosete
Written by John Waldron
Jose Rosete
Starring Krista Allen
Tatyana Ali
Music by Jasper Randall
Cinematography Russell Carpenter
Production
company
Brothers' Ink Productions
Release date
  • April 19, 2009 (2009-04-19) (Atlanta)
  • March 28, 2014 (2014-03-28) (United States; limited)
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,468[1]

Locker 13 is a 2009 thriller film directed by Bruce Dellis, George Huang, Jason Marsden, Matthew Mebane, Adam Montierth, Donovan Montierth, and Rick Schroder. The story was written by John Waldron; the screenplay by Bruce Dellis, Jason Marsden, Donovan Montierth, Jose Rosete, Jason Walters, and Cameron Young. The film was produced by Danny Del Toro, Shawn Haught, Jason Marsden, Neil Mather, Maria White Mebane, Matthew Mebane, Jose Rosete, Rick Schroder, and Nick Stahr.

Plot[edit]

Skip (Brad Raider) works at an Old West theme park and is told several stories by his supervisor Archie (Jon Gries). Each story contains not only a strange locker with the number 13 on it, and each story contains a theme about making the right choice and the consequences of not doing so. The stories range from an aging boxer faced with a big choice to a young man desperate to commit suicide.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Plans to create Locker 13 began in 2007 after Waldron met Adam and Donovan Montierth of Brothers' Ink Productions at a film festival, where they started planning an anthology feature film.[2] The trio sought other filmmakers to join the film by utilizing social media and writing websites, and raised funding via a successful Kickstarter campaign.[2][3][4]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception for Locker 13 has been predominantly negative and the film currently holds a rating of 13% on Rotten Tomatoes (based on 8 reviews) and 22 on Metacritic (based on 6 reviews).[5][6] Variety and The Hollywood Reporter both panned the film,[7] and The Hollywood Reporter commented that "Despite a couple of mildly arresting vignettes, this philosophy-minded effort doesn’t offer enough genuine thrills to compensate for its pretensions."[8] RogerEbert.com gave the movie 1 star and criticized it as being "amateurishly acted, illogically plotted, cruelly violent and needlessly sexist".[9] In contrast, Fangoria gave the movie 2 1/2 out of 4 stars and stated that "Occasionally problematic, LOCKER 13 makes up for its weaknesses with good performances, intriguing stories and an unconventional approach to its segments."[10] Twitch Film called the film "fine, light entertainment" but noted that it may not "stand out or linger long after viewing".[11]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Locker 13 (2014)". Box Office Mojo. IMDB. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Pela, Robrt L. "John Waldron's Locker 13 Catches a Lucky Break". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Locker 13 by Bros Ink Productions". Kickstarter. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ringle, Hayley. "Locally produced thriller 'Locker 13' coming to Harkins Theatres". Biz Journals. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Locker 13". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Locker 13". Metacritic. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Harvey, Dennis. "Film Review: 'Locker 13'". Variety. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Scheck, Frank. "Locker 13: Film Review". THR. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Wloszczyna, Susan. "Locker 13 (review)". Ebert.com. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Hanley, Ken W. "Locker 13 (movie review)". Fangoria. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  11. ^ Mack, Andrew. "Review: Locker 13". Twitch Film. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 

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