Synopsis: A paralyzed British World War II airman is checked into a remote hospital and starts to experience paranoia.
Who’s in it? Robert Pattinson, Julian Sands, Rachael Stirling and Robert Whitelock all star in this film.
Review: I don’t normally spend my money on movies I have never heard of and normally just look them up on Netflix instead. However, I was out shopping the other day and, when I saw “The Haunted Airman” in a bargain bin, I thought it sounded interesting and, since my wife is a big Julian Sands fan, I decided to take a chance on it. As it turns out, I should have just left it where I found it.
As it turns out, the film wasn’t overly dull, something that is my normal problem with films like this. There was actually plenty going on. The problem, however, is I’m not really sure what was going on. Part of that was the result of the heavy British accents (this was produced by the British Broadcasting Company) that, at times, left me wondering what the characters were saying in some scenes.
The other part of it was the movie really doesn’t do a good job explaining whether or not the airman (Pattison) is just imagining everything or if there really is some sort of plot against him. If it’s the latter, then I still have no idea exactly why.
I will say one positive thing about this movie. The scene with the spiders really did manage to be very creepy, especially since we were watching this at night and had to turn off our bedroom light shortly after. However, even that was confusing because I’m still not sure if there really were spiders in his room or if he just imagined them.
Final Opinion: The movie has some well-known actors and the description sounds decent. However, after watching it, I will think twice about buying another movie from the bargain bin.
My Grade: D