...and from the looks of it, it's pretty damn good.
First time director/co-writer Bill Watterson (not the guy who makes Calvin and Hobbes) creates a well accoladed original fantasy film that puts a twist on the 80's adventure film.
Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation...The handmade fantasy world comes to life with puppetry, stop-motion animation, and in-camera optical illusions, re-igniting the tactile sense of wonder from the movies of our childhoods.
I know some of you are yelling, this isn't horror! But it does have a super creepy vibe and did you see Kirsten Vangsness' (Criminal Minds) decapitation?
This film is circus all the way.
It is a Slamdance audience award favorite that looks really solid. I love the practical effects they've used to make this film truly stand out. This film could be a gem, but don't take my word for it.
You can get this film on DVD here or check their website to see if it is visiting a theater near you.
“Dave Made A Maze is the kind of film that makes someone a believer in the power of cinema…do whatever you must to see it on the biggest screen available as soon as humanly possible. You can thank me later.”