I was pretty pumped walking into the theater for The Killing Room. The title automatically caught my attention, then when I scanned the description I knew I had to see it. A psychological thriller about a sick confidential government experiment… my kind of flick. But, in the back of my mind, I knew there was the chance that this horror kind of movie could leave me feeling like most in the genre do: disappointed.
I was lucky enough to be there for the world premiere and the director and most of the cast was there. Director Jonathan Liebesman made a brief statement before the film where he thanked those that worked on the film. He immediately mentioned Nick Cannon and thanked him for taking care of his mother on the set when he forgot about her. A loud voice responded from the back of the theater “Gotchu Baby!” At this point I became extremely skeptical. The simple fact that this former Nickelodeon child star, turned crappy MTV show host was starring in one of my most highly anticipated films of Sundance made me a little bit sad before the film had even begun. (more…)