Directed by Steven R. Monroe
Written by Richard Christian Matheson, Tom Szollosi & Stephen J. Cannell
Cinematography by John Joffin
Cast: Cerina Vincent, Dominic Zamprogna, Greg Kean & Eric Schweig
2004/88 mins/Color/5.1 Dolby Digital
1.77:1 anamorphic/English/US/NTSC Region 1
Review from the Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD
Danielle St. Clair (the ever delicious Cerina Vincent of CABIN FEVER "fame") is a young and troubled forest ranger. Things aren't good for her... her best friend recently died while their where drunk and driving her van. Since then, she's been struggling with demons of her own. Unfortunately for her, thats just the beginning. A team of reseachers have reopened a cave and unleashed a flesh eating monster on the loose.
I always try to watch a movie as open minded as I can... especially direct to video fare. It takes about an hour before something actually worth watching happens in IT WAITS. Nope, the sex scene is simply as boring and unexcited as watching two parrots doing it. Since I'm talking about parrots, there's one very annoying in the movie, one which Danielle seem to find more interesting then her boyfriend (Dominic Zamprogna), go figure!
Still IT WAITS isn't as bad as most have claimed. The last 30 minutes is your typical horror events happening but it was still entertaining. Yet with three person writting the script I simply can't believe how they could come with such awful dialogues. One of the worst is when Danielle is talking about her premonition that evil darkness is closing on her. Another one is the whole sequences when she talk to the wise Indian (Eric Schweig) which almost had me dying in laughter. There is no doubt that Cerina Vincent and the rather cool looking monster (guy in a suit!) are the only two worthy elements of this film. A few more re-writes would have helped the actual film.
Anchor Bay have unleashed IT WAITS on DVD. The movie is presented in its original 1.77:1 aspect ratio and it is anamorphic. The image looks very good with rich color saturation and no artifacts or compression problems of any kind. In the audio department, we get the choice of either a 5.1 Dolby Digital or a 2.0 Dolby Surround English tracks. Both of them are crisp and clear but nothing spectacular.
As for the extras, first we get a commentary track with director Steven R. Monroe and actress Cerina Vincent. Monroe goes into much of the details of the film but Cerina has little to say which is a shame. To make it worse, at about 30 minutes she actually leaves the track... what?! Overall a rather average commentary track. 'Blood On The Pines' is a 20 minutes featurette on the movie, the monster and feature behind-the-scenes footage. Cerina is actually wearing a white tank top saying “They’re Real, and they’re SPECTACULAR!”. Ok... I wanna touch, see and feel if they're spectacular! And they are actually wasting time talking about that damn parrot! There's also the trailer for the film which looks very bad. We also get trailers for ROOM 6, ALL SOULS DAY and DEMON HUNTER. The movie is separated in 16 chapters, features animated menus with music. It comes in a keep case which itself comes in a glossed and embossed paperboard package.
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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2006. ©