Barricade

2012

Action / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 4.5 10 2607

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Eric McCormack as Terrance Shade
Donnelly Rhodes as Sheriff Howes
Conner Dwelly as Cynthia Shade
Jody Thompson as Leah Shade
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Reviewed by Michael Ledo 8 / 10

It's a squirrel

The movie opens with a scene between Eric McCormack and his "one blue dress" wife (Jody Thompson) then quickly jumps to one year later. Eric is taking his two kids Cynthia (Conner Dwelly) and Jake (Ryan Grantham) to an isolated cabin in the woods, the childhood getaway home of his now deceased wife, a cabin in the wintry woods where every horror film dwells. We are revealed details of her demise as a flashback, something they could have done better.

I honestly didn't know where this was going, i.e. slasher, ghost etc. The events build slow and the next thing you know things are going on and you have no ideal what is real and what is not although the film does give clues. It turns out to be a decent mystery/horror film. I thought the title was clever as "Barricade" has a duo meaning as Eric has "barricaded" himself emotionally from his his children.

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Parental Guide: No F-bombs, sex, or nudity. "S" word. Might work for a sleepover. Rated PG-13, but more of a PG-11.

Reviewed by moonspinner55 3 / 10

Some unusual elements dot otherwise familiar scenario...

Widower dad, nervous and self-conscious about his ability to raise two preteens by himself, takes the youngsters into the Colorado mountains for a vacation at a cabin once owned by his deceased wife's father. Combination ghost story/mental breakdown thriller is pretty much scuttled by a confused, jumbled screenplay, full of dead ends. Eric McCormack heads the small cast, which also includes two child actors whose performances are utterly flat, and Donnelly Rhodes as a weathered sheriff with a bad cough. McCormack gives it a try, but there's no character for him to play, and his constant running from room to room grows wearisome (and negates any suspense in the scenario). Andrew Currie is responsible for the mediocre direction, from a thin, derivative script by Michaelbrent Collings. There's really only one well-directed sequence in the picture: a flashback to the wife's death. Genre entry had potential as a jittery, who's-in-the house scare-flick, but results are ultimately tepid. *1/2 from ****

Reviewed by Claudio Carvalho 4 / 10

Reasonable Storyline, Terrible Screenplay

Terrance Shade (Eric McCormack) is in love with his wife Leah (Jody Thompson) that invites him to go with their children Cynthia (Conner Dwelly) and Jake (Ryan Grantham) to an isolated cabin where she used to go when she was a child. One year later, Leah is dead and Terrence travels with his children to spend Christmas in the cabin. They meet Sheriff Howes (Donnelly Rhodes) that gives the keys to him and they find the cabin well prepared with supplies. But soon, the family is haunted by supernatural events and Terrance entwines daydreams with reality. What is happening in the house?

"Barricade" is a film with a reasonable storyline inspired in "The Shining". However, the terrible screenplay is confused and is not clear about what is reality or insanity, despite the good performances. If the viewer enjoys happy ends, he may believe that the children are saved by their father and rescued in the end. But it is more credible that they died due to the insanity of their father. However the writer seems to be lost and there is no clue for any interpretation. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Barricada" ("Barricade")

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