Otis (2008) Review
Written by: ChainSaW80
Otis was recommended to me by netflix, i watched a trailer for the film. It looked good, so i added it to my queue. I knew one of two things, this movie would be good or just another torture and kill Hostel type film. I will tell you, this movie is nothing like that. It stands on its own and delivers a really great experience. Otis will make you laugh while at the same time wince your eyes at this appauling character. Yet if you have ever been a loner or lonely, you can probably even understand Otis (Bostin Christopher), at least to an extent. Brilliant!
In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson (Ashley Johnson), goes missing. When her parents, Will (Daniel Stern) and Kate (Illeana Douglas), are contacted by her kidnapper, an insufferable FBI Special Agent takes charge of the case. But, from deep within the psychopathic subterranean world created by Otis, Riley turns the tables on her tormentor, manages to escape and to contact her parents. Fed up with the inability of the FBI to find their girl, Will, Kate, and Riley's brother, Reed decide to take matters - and justice - into their own hands.
I will start off by telling you the wonderful cast of characters and supurb acting are most of what make this movie so great. All the characters are great and the dialogue top notch. On top of all that the performances are played out very well. I especially liked Bostin Christopher as Otis. He does a great job making you feel for him and even understand why he might do what he does. Not that, that makes him any less crazy. Kevin Pollack plays Morton, Otis's brother in the film and also does a great job. But the ones ya gotta love is Riley's parents. Daniel Stern and Illeana Douglas do such a great job and are hilarious playing there parts.
For anyone looking for a gore soaked bloodfest, this movie is probably not for you. But there are some pretty cool kills and a fair amont of spilled blood.
Overall, this movie was a fun ride and a great pleasure to watch! A great little horror/comedy with a hint of satire. The soundtrack has to be mentioned as well, a great assortment of awesome classic rock!