Marnie Watson killed her abusive husband in self-defense. However, as there was no proof she got sentenced to jail despite plenty of complaints had been logged with the police department. After some time in prison, she gets the chance to go back to her house and remain there on house arrest. If she moves away more than 100 feet from the detector in the hallway, an alarm will go off and the cops will come running in. Marnie’s husband was a cop and his former partner, Shanks, doesn’t believe Marnie could have killed him so he stays around in the hopes that Marnie will one day tell him what exactly happened and who she is protecting.
Marnie isn’t happy with the situation but with the help of Joey, a teenager who lives in the neighbourhood, she manages to get along and pass the time. However, after a while strange things start happening and it doesn’t take Marnie long to figure out that her dead husband is haunting the house and still has some unsettled business with her…
Sound and Vision:
The image and sound are decent with especially good use of the surround channels and subwoofer for support of the special effects, but at times the CGI is way too obvious to really make things impressive.
100 feet has some good things going for it, but also plenty of bad. The “haunted house” story has been told already aplenty but the addition of the ankle bracelet for the house arrest is a nice addition and Famke Janssen does a fine job with her acting. However, the script is filled with holes and inconsistencies and character development is definitely off. Add to that special effects that one moment look terrific but towards the end look too fake and you get an average horror movie that just doesn’t cut it.
Of course you can say that there’s plenty of low budget horror movies that do a worse job, but they key there is “low budget”. Such movies rely on being original and there’s hardly anything original in 100 Feet. As a full budget horror movie, 100 Feet just comes short on too many aspects, the “grand finale” being the biggest and almost ruining the entire movie.
If you really want to check this one out, you would do best to rent it first