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Six total strangers awaken one day to find themselves alone in a cubical maze. Once they meet, they work together using their given skills and talents to survive the deadly traps which guard many of the colored cubic rooms. Using Leaven's mathematical skills, they press forward, upward, and downward through the hatches to try and find the outer shell.
Fear... Paranoia... Suspicion... Desperation
Release Date: January 16, 1998
Runtime: 90 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, German
Sound: Ultra Stereo
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Buried.com Rating: 8.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for some strong sci-fi violence/gore and language.
Maurice Dean Wint ...Quentin
David Hewlett ...Worth
Nicole de Boer ...Leaven
Nicky Guadagni ...Holloway
Andrew Miller ...Kazan
Julian Richings ...Alderson
Wayne Robson ...Rennes
Cube Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- Fear... Paranoia... Suspicion... Desperation
- Don't Look For A Reason... Look For A Way Out
- The Walls Are Closing In.
- Holloway: You've got a gift. Leaven: It's not a gift. It's just a brain.
Quentin: For Christ's sake, Worth, what do you live for? Do you have a wife, or a girlfriend, or something? Worth: Nope. I've gotta pretty fine collection of pornography.
Leaven: [Leaven, Kazan & Worth reaching the exit of the cube] What are you doing? You can't quit now. It's not your fault! Worth: I have nothing... to live for out there. Leaven: What is out there? Worth: Boundless human stupidity. Leaven: I can live with that.
Quentin: I'm not dying in a fucking rat maze!
Rennes: No more talking. No more guessing. Don't even think about nothing that's not right in front of you. That's the real challenge. You've gotta save yourselves from yourselves.
- Shot on a single 14'x14' set, made to look like many different cubes through the use of different-colored panels.
All of the characters are named after prisons: Quentin (San Quentin, California), Holloway (England), Kazan (Russia), Rennes (France), Alderson (Alderson, West Virginia), Leaven and Worth (Leavenworth, Kansas).
Not only are the characters named after prisons but they reflect the prisons themselves. Example: Kazan (the mentally challenged character), in Russia is a disorganized prison. Rennes (the "mentor") was a jail that pioneered many of today's prison policies. Quentin (the detective) is known for its brutality. Holloway is a women's prison, and Alderson is a prison where isolation is a common punishment. Leavenworth runs to a rigid set of rules (Leaven's mathematics), and the new prison is corporately owned and built (Worth, hired as an architect).
To show their support for the Toronto film industry, the special effects company C.O.R.E. did the digital effects for free.
Director Vincenzo Natali directed a follow-up short film in which we see what is outside the cube. Natali has made a solemn vow never to reveal what was outside the cube, and destroyed the video years ago.
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