It Waits Review
By Christopher Null
"It waits?" That's supposed to scare us? What, is it sitting at a red light? Did it go to the post office? Is it taking the day off work so the cable guy can come by?
It Waits is not a terribly made film, but as horror it's awfully uneventful. The story's pretty staid: There's a remote cabin of mountain rangers, notably an emotionally wrecked and alcoholic Danny St. Claire (Cerina Vincent), and before long a manimal kind of creature starts ripping rangers and campers to shreds, leaving Danny all the more messed up. Before long we figure this is all going to end up with Danny in the mental ward, that none of it was real, but fortunately that doesn't happen. The "It" is real, based on some native American legend (though the Wendigo has already been done), and it just likes to feed on people. The explanation comes late in the movie: It feeds off of negative emotions (or something like that), though strangely, it leaves alive the woman that is actually having all these negative emotions, presumably because of her huge breasts.
I found myself reminded of Jeepers Creepers throughout the film, and I almost can't bear to say that that is a much better film. Those are words I didn't really think would ever come out of my mouth. Fortunately, Vincent can hold her own as an actress, at least against a guy with a rubber suit and multiple vials of fake blood. The rest of the cast doesn't survive long enough to make much of an impression about. That's probably for the best.
I'll leave you with one last comment about It Waits. Ironically, in this film, the "it" doesn't "wait" at all. It runs all over the mountain tearing things apart. Discuss among yourselves.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Tuesday 23rd May 2006
Distributed by: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Cast & Crew
Director: Steven R. Monroe
Starring: Cerina Vincent as Danielle 'Danny' St. Claire, Dominic Zamprogna as Justin Rawley, Greg Kean as Rick Bailey, Eric Schweig as Joseph Riverwind, Matthew Jordon as Wakinyah Creature, Miranda Frigon as Julie Cassidy, Sean Wei Mah as Ben Wheelock