Inoperable review by Bobby Blakey
I am a huge fan of Danielle Harris who has established herself as a horror icon, but outside of that is a great actress as well. I typically check out any film she is a part of and no matter the quality of the finished product she always delivers. Her latest film Inoperable looks to be a different kind of horror flick, but does it have that something special to let her shine or will it be something you have no interest in repeating?
Inoperable follows a young woman wakes up in a seemingly evacuated hospital with a hurricane approaching. She realizes the storm has awakened malevolent forces, trapping her in a time loop. She must escape the hospital before the storm passes or she will be trapped in its halls forever. At first the film felt like it was just going to be another rehash, but they use a familiar twist to elevate it and in turn make it a decent flick. Harris is as good as ever which is a must since she carries this entire film. The other cast members are fine, but this is Harris’ show all the way. There is a slow burn for the story to build and once it gets going takes its sweet time to reveal too much.
The ending offers up a twist that I saw coming and others might as well, but it doesn’t hurt the journey getting there. This is far from a perfect film and feels like territory that has been treaded on before, but the always great Harris helps to make it something better with a great performance and going all in. Check out Inoperable with its limited theatrical run in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Cleveland and Minneapolis for weeklong runs now.