Barricade (2012) Movie Review

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2012 | PG-13 | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
82 minutes /

User Score: 50/100

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Barricade Review


A father's quiet retreat to the woods with his two children turns into a fight for survival.

Barricade (2012) is an American action thriller horror movie that contains a lot of mysteries that will boggle your mind. The movie was a really intense, enjoyable watch that captured my attention until it was ended. I was puzzled/confused while watching the movie because it was a bit hard to follow. It all made sense in the ending when everything was explained by the old man, but I did not understand why he said, "Shade will get what is coming to him." The movie contains disturbing scenes, tension, suspense, mysteries, thrills and a lot of unanswered questions that viewers might have.

The movie starts out showing us psychiatrist Terrance Shade (Eric McCormack - Pound Puppies (2010), Perception (2012), Free Enterprise (1998)) and his wife Leah ( Jody Thompson - 2012 (2009), Mission to Mars (2000), Shanghai Noon (2000)) in their bedroom. Leah tells her husband that they should take the kids to a cabin in the woods for Christmas because she used to go there as a kid. The movie goes on to show us Terrance driving the kids to the cabin without Leah, but we do not find out why Leah is not with them until later in the movie. Terrance hits a wolf on the way to the cabin - what sane father would leave their kids in the car on a road in the middle of nowhere to go see what was hit and escaped into the woods? Upon hitting the wolf, strange things start happening at the cabin. Terrence and the kids develop a cold and soon after a fever. A snow storm keeps them in the house as Terrance is having a hard time with all the supernatural stuff that is going on. First, Terrence had a glimpse of a girl outside of the cabin snowy window; Cynthia stands below the attic door and claims something is in the attic and Jake said he saw something or someone in the trees located outside of the cabin. He decides that the evil wants to enter the house and barricades him and the kids in the house by nailing all the windows and doors shut.

The actor’s performances were good and believable. The isolated cabin setting made the movie more realistic with no cell phone service and no one in walking distance. It had creepy factors, an awesome pace which was not slow or too fast and. Pay attention towards the ending and the color sweater Terence is wearing. It will help you understand the difference in…. Watch the movie and enjoy.

About Barricade 2012

Title: Barricade
Year: 2012
Runtime: 82 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 12 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 12
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Dalias Blake, Ryan Grantham, Jody Thompson, Donnelly Rhodes, Eric McCormack, Conner Dwelly
Writers: Michaelbrent Collings
Director: Andrew Currie