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THE GIRL IN THE TRUNK movie review – A lean, tense thriller

Director: Jonas Kvist Jensen
Starring: Katharina Sporrer, and Caspar Phillipson
Movie Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

What it’s about: A young woman wakes up to find herself locked in the trunk of a car with barely enough room to move and only her cell-phone. While her kidnapper forces her into awkward confessions and potentially deadly games she scrambles for a way out of the vehicle while trying to determine who her abductor really is. 

What Corey thought: I’ve seen it all. Just about anything you can throw at me I can handle. When it comes to small tight spaces or being unable to move, that’s my breaking point. I don’t even like to think about it as I’m typing this review. It creeps the hell out of me! With that being said. I was quite surprised at how tense and original this movie was given how often the whole trapped inside a tight space plot device has been used. Jensen uses some unique camera angles and tight direction to increase the claustrophobia and anxiety. He also employs some pretty wild additional elements such as a scorpion and a rattlesnake to stress inducing levels. This all definitely helps to ratchet up the tension. Just when you think the pace is slowing down and your heart beat is beating normal again our main character seems to hit another snag or take some other closer step towards freeing herself from the vehicle and her kidnapper. While the directing is solid I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Katherine Sporrer’s acting. She really does a great job of selling this locked in a trunk bit. The emotions on her face, the tone of her voice, the jerky, tense movements. She had me biting my nails most of the movie and I have to believe, even though this was a film, there were moments during the filming that truly freaked her out. Overall it’s a lean, tense thriller that delivers enough originality to keep you invested while Sporrer’s performance really takes the cake and makes you think at times you are right in that trunk with her. This is definitely a fun little indie thriller worth checking out! 

Corey’s rating: A. If you want a lean, tense thriller that delivers enough originality to keep you invested check this movie out.

The Girl in the Trunk is now available on VOD services.

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Corey Newell
Corey Newell
“Just a guy who loves comics, movies and stuff” ⁃ Independent blogger, dad, dork, comic nerd and pop culture lover hailing from Spencerport, NY

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