Director(s): Dav Kaufman
IMDB Rating: 4
As five underworld heavies settle in for an all night stay at an abandoned warehouse and former film studio, a series of bizarre and unsettling occurrences quickly lead them to believe they are not alone. It was supposed to be a simple night of babysitting a single hostage, but when a series of numbers began to appear on the walls things soon took a dark turn. Later, after the hostage escapes, the perplexed thugs not only learn that there is a rat in the ranks, but also discover the unsettling nature of the films that were shot in the warehouse. Now, as terror takes hold, the thieves are about to discover that they are being stalked from the shadows and that their odds of living to see daybreak are shrinking with each passing minute.
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zmyerly (17 May 2013)
If I could rate this movie negative I would. The plot was horrible, andfilled with random dialog scenes referencing nothing to the theme ofthe movie. The acting was below mediocre... I've seen better acting ina kindergarten Christmas play. And the special effects? They wereprobably made on a calculator. Each scene featured a maximum of twoangles, and the quality seemed like it was filmed on a camera phone.Overall, the movie was pointless. They were so cheap that they couldn'teven afford a college ruled notebook. If this was filmed in Minnesota,I don't think I ever want to visit. Everything was repetitive anddumber than poop.
(17 May 2013)
Rarely do I stop watching a movie in the middle, but I had to with this one. Poor audio, poor acting, poor writing, and poor directing in general were the undoing of this film. If the previews on the DVD don't tip you off, the opening titles should....the logo looks......cheap. And the first shot appears CG. The idea of the film isn't all bad, but the execution is where it all falls apart. A skilled production team could have pulled it off but it just didn't happen with these guys. It gets 1 star for at least not looking like it was shot on DV tape.
(07 May 2013)
I don't know why the film producers chose a lame soundtrack for the film while using a great one during the credit roll. The soundtrack as well as the quality of the low budget production gave it that super VHS feel. Now having said that, I did find the film enjoyable even if the twist (if you can call it that) was so obvious.A gang of art thieves hold up in a warehouse awaiting the fence who will arrive in the morning. They also have an unplanned person (Meisha Johnson) with them who they have to tie up. The rat infested warehouse, we are told, was once used to make porno films. The number 32369 appears written on the wall and is the movie's other mystery. The guys opt to stay up all night drinking and listening to music...but then there is a loud noise...There is some good interaction dialouge including a philosophical discussion on the genius of Robin Williams. Acting was acceptable. Decent ghost story with build-up.F-bombs, no sex, nudity (male butt) sex talk.
issachar (06 May 2013)
Another challenge for me to write 10 lines for this crappy horror film.The poster design is just great, really really great for this film. Imean, what's more except "don't see it" to tell you guys? The onlything that horrible is the storyline, well... there's hardly any storyat all.Certain guys meet up in a warehouse for some sorta crime, where happenit was used to film sicko killing video. They are holding up a gal, soI was hoping just like most low cost horror film, there will be nudityscene, well there's none. Ghosts appear, killing ppl blah blah blah...and the ending, i will leave it to you if you are bored enough to gosee this film. LOL.
(29 April 2013)
13 Hours in a Warehouse is one of the most original supernatural horror films I've seen in a while from both the independent and major studios systems. Writer/Director Dav Kaufman did a very good job with the directing and screenplay aspects of the film. He sets the tone early, when has main characters talking like characters found in a Quentin Tarantino film. Amazingly, these characters worked, for this type of film. The characters help get your interest level up so that you are interested in the film later on. Kaufman's direction of the actors was very good. Their performances come out very well, as the actors seemed energized. The effects were also very good. The ghost effects were creepy and static looking, which helped them look frightening on screen.Kaufman's screenplay is very original for a supernatural film, like this. I liked how Dav Kaufman blends elements of films like Reservoir Dogs, Saw, Hostel, and Heist together here. The elements helps make this supernatural horror film original and keeps your attention through out. The story was very good, as his story also has a lot of twists and turns that keeps the film interesting. Kaufman makes the thieves likeable, in the same way Taratino does with his films. He also does the same with the ghosts, as you have to remember that the thieves were also bad guys in the film. The scares were very effective especially when the disturbing elements were added in midway through the film.The acting makes this film even more enjoyable for me. The actors were very into their roles. The male leads were just great with each other. The chemistry with each other was very good. These five actors would fit right into a low-budget Quentin Tarantino film, if he'd make another low-budget film.13 Hours in a Warehouse is a film that you should definitely check out on DVD, as the film delivers on the scares and character twists.
(28 April 2013)
This review is from: 13 Hours in a Warehouse (DVD) They try to be like Reservoir Dogs but fail miserably; they even rip off Mr Blond's line about the barking little doggy. They say "Are you gonna quack all day or do something about it" Give me a break.The acting was rather wooden and the story drags. There is a scene where the men are sitting in the warehouse talking and they try to have clever dialogue like the opening of reservoir dogs. Their dialogue is pretty stupid and nothing like the cleverness of the Tarantino movie they are trying too hard to emulate.There are a few good scenes with the ghosts and things but they tried too hard to make it all work.The camera work is good and the quality of the camera they used was good and the fact that they went through the trouble to make it is commendable. The film, however, lacked many things including good dialogue, good acting and good characters. They tried too hard to be Reservoir Dogs with ghosts.I bought this just because I know some of the people in it. I also wanted to see what local filmmakers with a budget are doing.
gromero15235 (24 April 2013)
I watched this film last night, and I was quite impressed. Itencompassed everything I would hope from a low-budget independent film,but always find myself disappointed time and again. This film gallantlystrayed from the usual excessive blood and guts and T & A that somefilmmakers use to make up for a nothing story line, and I applauddirector Dav Kaufman for having the guts to break free from the routineand tired formula and present something not only suspenseful, but freshand entertaining as wellÂ especially on his debut film. That's a riskthe majority of filmmakers are afraid to take, even seasoned ones, andit paid off rather well. I know from experience that this director hasa career in front of him. The relationships between the thieves I found both intriguing andbelievable. I can't help but to wonder how things would have turned outfor them if the ghosts didn't intervene. The acting talents of the cast(who I assume on a low-budget film such as this were paid nothing)while certainly not Oscar worthy, but served their characters well.What was obvious was that they understood their characters enough tomake us believe their motivations, their struggles, and their internalconflicts, or lack thereof as is the case with the older brother. This film reminded me of the subtle Hitchcockian suspense films of theold days. It's not what you're shown that scares you, it's what you'reled to believe might happen that does. But I also think that withtoday's more sophisticated and cynical audiences, this film may beplaced in the "underappreciated" category.I see some others have inaccurately compared this movie to the likes ofReservoir Dogs. Comparing the two is like comparing a Mercedes to aSchool Bus because they both have four tires and a windshield. By thatrationale, every zombie movie is a rip-off of every other zombie movie,every vampire film, every football or baseball film, and so on. If all you watch movies in this genre for is to be shocked by graphicand gory scenes which pose as a sacrifice for a good, solid story, anddoes nothing but insult your intelligence, then this is not the filmfor you. If you prefer a more sophisticated, keep-you-hooked suspensefilm with an intriguing story then I highly recommend this one! I lookforward to more from this director.
(24 April 2013)
Professional thieves who resemble the ensemble cast from Jackass (minus the midget) hole up in an abandoned warehouse while awaiting a buyer for their stolen artwork. During the 13 hour wait, they discover and discuss the fact that the warehouse used to be a porn set; they debate the comedic talents of Robin Williams (he's not funny - never has been), one psycho discusses a technique that can debilitate a human into a rag-doll, and another proclaims to be the king of dead rat hockey.While espousing their views to one another, an apparition - reminiscent of J-Horror ghosts - visits their only hostage. The ghost tells her that she is safe, and whispers the numbers "32369" - the same number spray painted on the wall. Soon enough the simple criminals must struggle to survive against static-covered ghosts that want no survivors. Much like Lost, the numbers may be a clue to survival, but will the criminals find out in time to save their own lives?The ghosts, gore, and screams are above average; a few are even downright creepy. And while the majority of the movie feels like a Reservoir Dogs ripoff - a portion is also directly from the 8MM script - it's easy to overlook. Most of the characters are believable and fairly well acted. One guy reminded me of Brad Pitt's performance in 12 Monkeys, and another a poor man's Jason Statham. The strength of this movie, however, is the dialogue. Witty one-liners, pop culture references, f-bombs, and clever conversation rules the day. In fact, the interaction between the characters is good for a few laughs amidst the terror. The one major downside to the movie is the roller-coaster audio ride, at times an incoherent whisper and at others similar to the sound of a jackhammer waking someone up from a deep sleep.The locale, plot, and horror are sure to keep a viewer's attention, and the remake of the night-vision scene from The Silence of the Lambs is superb. It's low-budget, but worth it for horror fans.
(22 April 2013)
I WAS WANTED A SCARY MOVIE AND I DIDNT RECEIVE THAT WITH THIS ONE IT WAS AN OK MOVIE BAD CAMERA'S DVD QUALITY ISNT THERE ITS MORE LIKE VHS STORY WAS DECENT RENT THIS ONE NOT WORTHY OF UR MONEY!!
collipal-1 (21 April 2013)
The beginning of 13 Hours in a Warehouse did not bring me too muchconfidence...two minutes of slooooow credits made with a pretty uglydesign,badly done special effects and letters from three differentfonts which pretend to be creepy and the number 13 from the title drawnwith blood.The first scene from the movie makes an improvement,whiledirector and screenwriter Dav Kaufman confirms the phrase which wasused to sell this movie : "Reservoir Dogs but with ghosts".13 Hours ina Warehouse is very far away from being an excellent movie but atleast,it is a competent one.As I said,this movie shares a lot ofsimilarities with Reservoir Dogs and it does not get even a pinch ofthe atmosphere,tension and dialogues from that brilliant movie...but atleast it tries.On this movie,the long conversations between the maincharacters try to find the strange balance between humor,realism andpop sensibility director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino used as anapparent challenge for hundreds of filmmakers who said : "I can alsowrite about hamburgers" (like he did during a scene of Pulp Fictionwhich has the famous line "Royale with cheese").Films like 13 Hours ina Warehouse show that that things Tarantino does are difficult todo,although they seem easy at first sight.Kaufman fell on that trap,sosome dialogues feel forced (for example,the "funny" discussion aboutRobin Williams and the films he participates on).The supernaturalevents from this movie are shown with subtleness and style and thereactions from the characters are realistic.I have to admit the moviefulfills with the intention of provoking suspense.Kaufman brought asolid direction and his work on that field is above the average fromanother straight-to-DVD horror films.But his work as a screenwriter wasnot as good as his work as a director.Besides some dialogues which areforced (as I previously mentioned),there are elements which do no flownaturally.Going back to the positive points,the dramatic scenes are thebest element from this movie,specially when it is revealed the originsof the supernatural elements and its relationship with some of thecriminals.I also appreciated this movie is more interested inatmosphere and tension than in showing litres and litres of blood,asdifference to so many horror films.13 Hours in a Warehouse is not anexcellent film and it is extremely far away from it.But,in spite ofhaving various fails (specially,on the screenplay),this is a competenthorror film which kept me entertained and tense.
bigdarvick (20 April 2013)
...you'll find out this this flick stinks bad. I knew I would beguaranteed of a flop, just by watching the previews. Apparently, thesefilmmakers (lol) were responsible for past epics of infantile freshmanfilm-making 101. Whoever gave this movie decent reviews (and there werea few who praised it) must be someone involved in the making of thisgolden turkey, or someone who is a paid shill for the film companyresponsible for this completely amateurish attempt at ripping offResevouir Dogs. I laughed out loud at some of the positive reviews--whoare they fooling?Endlessly spinning camera shots open up this "direct to DVD" mega bombthat accomplishes nothing except to cause nausea. Choppy, poorly mikedsound, made it difficult to hear anything (not that there was much tolisten to.) Would Dav (without an "e") Kaufman please refrain fromever, I mean ever, making another movie? Instead of me paying RedBox(those morons) a 1.07, I could have a lot more fun either burning mymoney, or just flushing down the toilet.
(20 April 2013)
Suprisingly this film moves at a good pace and the acting is pretty good as well. Okay it is a ghost story - even that's okay. The real problem is the set. Here we have a warehouse that was abandoned more than 20 years ago yet the former manager's office looks untouched in all those years. Only a few cobwebs ; litle dust; the electricity still works ( who paid the bills?); the lights / fridge/ VCR/ tv all are in perfect working order after such a long time.Surely the family would have removed them.Even the safe was left behind-surely someone would have been curious as to what was in it. Whoever gave this film 5 stars must have been connected to the making of the film- a common practice on this site.
edward sanguinetti (19 April 2013)
Just imagine you and your friends, a bunch of cinema fans, have time tokill, and one comes out with the idea: let's make a zero budget movie.If you are in this mood this movie is an absolute must: you will get alot of good hints and a (short) list of things to avoid. And dream tobe as good a beginner as this Kaufman is. You will need a location: ifit is good you can just write the script inside it, by night. Anabandoned, gloomy, brownish, creepy warehouse would be perfect; you canhave it for just a few beers. The genre, of course, horror/fantasy toavoid the traps of intimate dramas, or the costs action movies. With awise script special effects can be very simple and at the same time sopertinent to their background to be unarguable (when you see them inthis movie, just reflect how they are obtained and what's therelationship with the story). The movie has apparently no pretensions,the language is simple, the end may be imagined, the use ofcinematographic archetypes abundant, citations range from CharlieChaplin (a character features this across the whole movie, and, pleasedon't think it's naive or stupid, on the contrary, it gives a specialflavor) to the standard up-to-date gore. A partial theatrical approachalso helps giving some structure, but in the whole, it is the locationthat keeps all together. There are nice ideas here and there that putsalt in the soup, some scenes that need a bit of cleaning, the suspenseis always alive. A film to look with critical eye to fully enjoy it.But if you are a lazy consumer and like the genre, it is worth theprice anyway.
dbborroughs (18 April 2013)
After a gallery robbery the crooks wait in a warehouse for the man whohired them to show up and pay them. The location was once used to makefilms of an unsettling nature. As the night wears on the ghosts of thepast, a rat in the ranks and a hostage they grabbed all conspire to todwindle the numbers of thieves. Okay caper horror film starts off goodand then begins to wobble as logic comes and goes beginning with why dothey kidnap the woman who's car they carjack? (Other than to get awoman into the mix.) Taken on its own terms its an okay little movie,unremarkable and somewhat forgettable, but haunted by the feeling thatthe film should have been better. As it stands now its something I'dwait to stumble over on cable.
landocolt45 (17 April 2013)
I noticed this movie because I thought the cover was really coollooking. The first thing I thought was, is this going to be a Saw ripoff (there's a saw blade shown on the cover). It wasn't, but it rippedoff more movies than any of the Scary Movies. Unlike Scary Movie whichwas supposed to spoof other movies, this takes itself very seriously. Irecommend watching this with a group of people as it will be moreentertaining that way (I saw it in a group of 4).It starts out with a group of guys planning to heist an art gallery andthen meeting up at an abandoned warehouse. A woman is carjacked andbrought to the warehouse. She is tied up while the crew apparentlydidn't rip off Reservoir Dogs enough as an imitation Steve Buscemiinstead of talking about Madonna, talks about Robin Williams and what agenius he is. I can't make this up.A series of numbers keeps appearing as well. Ghosts that look like acombination of The Ring, 13 Ghosts and Pulse characters appear.I don't want to ruin anymore of this gem for you. We came up with thislist of movies that were ripped off for this film: Reservoir Dogs,TheRing, 13 Ghosts, Pulse, Silence Of The Lambs, Hostel, The Blair WitchProject, Gothika, 8MM, Pulp Fiction and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.There's probably more, but thats what I could come up with now.Lets hope there's a 14 Hours In A Warehouse in theworks................NOT!
cuevasf71 (16 April 2013)
Poster looked wicked sick. I always rent 3 movies on Tuesday. I snag 2new releases then go for a B horror movie. Been doing that for a coupleof years. I gotta around to watching 13 Hours yesterday. First fewminutes started off good. You got criminals holed up in a warehousethat had a spooky past. Chill factor was right there. People getspooked when they visit places like abandoned mental hospitals for theinsane or old mortuary places where dead people where.Spooky past for this was a pretty cool idea. The warehouse used to be akinky film studio where people got snuffed out. B movies always stealfrom bigger movies. 13 Hours mashed together Reservoir Dogs and 8MM. 13 Hours is a B horror movie that looks good with special effects. Notlike a group of high school friends out with a video camera andflashlight trying to make a movie. Its gonna sound bad but it lookslike a movie. Good as any Wes Craven or Rob Zombie movie. Where itslowly moved in to torture was how boring and bad the story came out.It was painful to watch. Cheap acting with even cheaper directing. WesCraven or Rob Zombie would have made this a good movie. You could givewhoever made this movie a million bucks and Wes Craven or Rob Zombiewhatever they really spent. Guess who wins? My advice to the people whomade 13 Hours is to give up. Stay away from 13 hours like a rottingcorpse.
Michael O'Keefe (14 April 2013)
Directed and written by Dav Kaufman 13 HOURS IN A WAREHOUSE is a lotbetter than some reviewers express. It doesn't exactly lumber along, itjust doesn't progress at a break neck speed. Five small-time crooks,including the Hancock brothers Randy(Chars Bonin)and Mike(DannySalmen), pull off a heist and take refuge in a warehouse that oncebelonged to the brother's old man before his suicide. With ahostage(Meisha Johnson) in tow, the gang have time to kill. Its goingto be a considerable wait until the next morning when they can unloadthe stolen art and collect their payoff. The warehouse once was usedfor shooting snuff films and porn by the brother's father. During thewait each becomes suspicious of each other and when strange noises areheard paranoia sets in. Plus it doesn't help that a strange set ofnumbers begin appearing on the walls. What in the hell is going on? Avery dark family secret is revealed; and the night will become hard tosurvive.
tedthumb (13 April 2013)
I have no idea where to begin because every part of the movie I watchedwas bad. It's rare when a movie doesn't have one good thing a viewercan say about it. I'm a fan of low budget movies that aren't fromtinseltown. 13 Hours in a Warehouse only backs up peoples opinions onlow budget movies that they are made by people that don''t know how tomake a movie. Director Dav Kaufman's attempt to borrow a plot fromReservoir Dogs and make it a sorta horror movie did not work. Bad guysmeet up in a warehouse with a kidnap victim. Said warehouse was a usedto make twisted type snuff films. You can figure out what happens fromthere. I am 100% agreement with another reviewer that said MeishaJohnson stunk as the victim. Director Dav Kaufman for what ever reasontook some kind of high ground by not following the B grade low budgethorror formula. There has to be some kinda nudity. 13 Hours in aWarehouse tries to take itself to seriously. Don't waste time on thismovie.
Maddis (12 April 2013)
Had high hopes for this movie after reading a couple of positivereviews but have to say this was a big let down. The plot was anobvious ripoff of Reservoir Dogs without the good acting and greatstoryline. I mean really, guys meet up in a warehouse after a heist andhave a conflict...surprise this didn't get hit with a lawsuit.So the story is that five men find themselves in a warehouse aftermeeting up after a heist. From there the story drags you along as oneby one they meet their demise and a couple of resident ghosts along theway. The story had promise but took every amateurish turn it possiblecould and in the end simply had no bite to it. It then proceeded tocopy movies like 13 Ghosts and Silence of the Lambs(nightvision scene)to a laughable extreme. The acting was just awful, the soundtracknonexistent, and the set was about a barren and uninteresting as anempty shed. I mean would it kill them to put a few set pieces to drawattention away from the meathead performances.The one plus was that the ghosts were creepy until they also started totalk and act. I appreciate this was likely made with a group of hopefulfriends and worked on a low budget, but so did the movies it rippedoff. Nothing better than a student film here and you can't help butthink it could have matured into a much scarier and likable film in thehands of a better director and better performances from the bland cast.These guys should really find another line of work.Suggest staying away, this one is a stinker.Cheers, Maddis
sacdalysimon (11 April 2013)
well what can i say ? watched this last night, the external reviewsmade it sound really good!!!?? and thats where all the good stuff ends. the story was about the best thing and the idea was good, mostly letdown by the acting or lack of , absolutely no budget at all . havingsaid all that it was an Indy film and i don't like to rate them too lowbut if they had got rid of a couple of the "actors" and got some localacting school to lend them some people it may have bumped the rating upa bit ,the film tries very hard to entertain on the no budget it hasclearly got, the makeup of the "spoiler" ghosts isn't all that bad abit of a cheesy sfx on them though (budget again). so to summarise verylow budget, bad acted,good idea and story spoilt! some cash and aremake would help
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