Please Heed Cautionary Tales About Labyrinths


By the very definition of a labyrinth, it's probably a good idea to avoid wandering into one if you can't see over its walls; even if you can, you probably shouldn't. Jennifer Connelly barely got out of David Bowie's, which was absolutely hellish (in complexity, the movie was awesome). That little girl had to endure Guillermo Del Toro's nightmares. Theseus had to cheat to survive the labyrinth he explored, but I suppose that's fair. It did have a minotaur running rampant through it, so maybe having to figure out the maze and evade a killer manbeast is too much to ask. Our point being: how have people not yet learned to avoid labyrinths? In Atrocious, two Spanish teenagers wander into a garden labyrinth which seems to set off a series of murders. Sure, they can get in and out of the labyrinth easy enough - but people are dying. So clearly that's not a good trade off.

To help educate the world about the dangers of labyrinths, we're giving away two copies of Atrocious on DVD. If you want to win one, keep reading to find out how.

Atrocious is a gruesome, mind-bending thriller shot in a style reminiscent of The Blair Witch Project. The horror film excerpts found footage from a film reel recovered by Spanish police, documenting a family of five discovering the truth behind a dangerous urban legend. The 37 hours of found footage follow Cristian and July Quintanilla passing time at their summer home by investigating a terrifying and mysterious urban legend. As their investigation intensifies, strange occurrences in and around the house escalate rapidly, culminating finally in unspeakable atrocities.

_atrociousdvd_1318103510For a chance to win, you just have to do two things...

1) "Like" JustPressPlay on Facebook (or click "Like" on the Facebook box in the upper left-hand corner) - and a tweet wouldn't hurt. Wink.

2) Leave a comment on this article or the post for this contest on our  Facebook wall telling us your preferred building material for making labyrinths (ie stone, plants, cheese, etc.)

The contest ends on November 13th, 2011. One entry per person. Many will enter few will win. By few, we mean 2. Entry for contest must be left as a comment on this contest (article) to be counted. Winners will be notified via e-mail. If the winner does not respond with one week to claim their prize, a new winner will be chosen, or whatever.

Lex Walker • Editor

He's a TV junkie with a penchant for watching the same movie six times in one sitting. If you really want to understand him you need to have grown up on Sgt. Bilko, Alien, Jurassic Park and Five Easy Pieces playing in an infinite loop. Recommend something to him - he'll watch it.


New Reviews