Heartstopper (2006) - Horror, Thriller

Hohum Score



Two hospitalized young people discover that things can get even worse when the dilapidated institution is stranded by a severe storm and a maniac stalks the corridors butchering the patients and staff.

IMDB: 4.1
Director: Bob Keen
Stars: Meredith Henderson, Nathan Stephenson
Length: 85 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 8 out of 29 found boring (27.58%)

One-line Reviews (22)

This movie has absolutely nothing new to tell in its plot, but at least it remains somewhat entertaining thanks to the incredibly high body count, explicit on screen bloodshed and the cast of clichéd characters.

The worst sin is that most of the movie is simply boring, focusing on the protagonists crying, hiding, and not doing much.

Predictable but Somewhat Enjoyable .

In the Jamie Lee Curtis role we have Meredith Henderson who is surprisingly bland for a suicidal girl being chased by a serial killer.

There is absolutely no plot, no drama and no thrills in this flick, not to mention zero acting, and we are subjected to a series of about 6 or 7 heart ripping scenes for about 85 minutes.

All in all a pointless experience.

Your heart will stop and you'll die from boredom from watching this movie.

The central villain is one of the most boring I've seen in a horror movie for a long time.

The rest of the film is a drawn out game of cat and mouse as Chambers hunts Sara and fellow patient Walter (Nathan Stephenson), with zero scares and very little in the way of atmosphere.

A good'n'gory little horror item that doesn't break any new or original ground, but still does the trick in a perfectly enjoyable and straightforward manner just the same.

Once Chambers comes back to life Heartstopper goes into standard clichéd & predictable teen slasher mode as the rest of the film is spent running around the darkest hospital in film history with Sara & some black dude trying to survive, at no point does anyone suggest they should try to phone anyone which is odd.

The gore story has the usual clichés of the genre, but I have found it entertaining in the end.

Capably directed by make-up effects maestro Bob Keen, with slick, shadowy photography by David Mitchell, a constant snappy pace, an effectively spooky'n'shuddery score by Eric Cadesky and Nick Dyer, several grisly shock set pieces (the sequence where Chambers blithely butchers an emergency room full of screaming and terrified folks is especially potent and unnerving), a suitably creepy claustrophobic atmosphere, and sound acting from a sturdy cast (beloved genre icon Robert Englund in particular does well in a refreshing change-of-pace good guy part as a friendly, folksy sheriff), "Heartstopper" delivers a reasonable amount of thrills and tension as its grim and gripping story unfolds.

The script just lacked any depth whatsoever, no real character development, no real storyline, very little plot, and worst of all, where were all the bloody scenes?

HeartStopper is a very predictable horror/slasher film that uses the same ideas we have seen time and time again.

Relatively Entertaining STV Release...

Boring piece of drivel .

Worth watching .

After lots of tedious running around dark corridors and hiding in the shadows, Sara finally confronts Chambers, destroying him with the help of a passing whirlwind (yes, you read that right, and it is as stupid as it sounds!

I have to see at least one hot girl in a horror movie, because it actually helps me make it through the boring parts, to the next scene!

Predictable, but Gore and Entertaining .

I gave it a 3/10, because it was at least a little bit entertaining and it had a few funny moments.