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Embracing Claustrophobic Movies

Embracing Claustrophobic Movies

Riffing off such recent movies in tight spaces as Buried and Devil (which are struggling at the b.o.) and Danny Boyle’s upcoming 127 Hours, Vulture posts their list of the eleven most claustrophobic films. They note: “Confining your film to a single space certainly has its advantages: a lower budget, obviously, but also an instantly suspenseful premise.”

The list: Lifeboat (1944, 95% on RottenTomatoes), Das Boot (1981, 100%), Daylight (1996, 22%), Cube (1997, 61%), Phone Booth (2003, 71%), Open Water (2004, 72%), The Descent (2005, 84%), [Rec]/Quarantine (2007, 96%;2008, 58%), Frozen (2010, 57%), Devil (2010, 43%), and Buried (2010, 84%).

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