The Bottom Line
- Good cast
- Slow pace
- Not scary
- Full of genre clichés
- Starring Ving Rhames, Val Kilmer, Luke Goss, Rebecca Da Costa, Matt Barr, Bonnie Somerville, Brianna Lee Johnson
- Directed by Kevin Carraway
- Rated R
- DVD Release Date: April 17, 2012
Guide Review - '7 Below' DVD Review
Jack is weird, intuitively "knowing" details about his guests and offering one of the ladies an in appropriately fancy vintage white dress (which she, for some reason, accepts). But only when members of the party start to drop dead to they think that an escape plan might be necessary. Can they get out of harm's way before history repeats itself? Let's hope not.
With recognizable names like Ving Rhames and Val Kilmer (and to a lesser extent, Luke Goss), you'd think that 7 Below would have more to offer than the average direct-to-video haunted house fare. You'd be wrong. Cliché-ridden from start to finish, the script is not only unoriginal, but it's also slow, unscary and shallow. The characters are bland and dumb (There's a killer on the loose? Let's split up!), and the backstory of the ghosts is all but ignored. The "scares" are lazily conceived rehashes of scenes we've seen a million times before (the ghost in the mirror, the eye in the keyhole, etc.), as the film largely amounts to a bunch of talking with the occasional ghostly figure popping up and then vanishing.
No special features.