|Set in the near future, this film focuses on Arnold Mosk (Neil Patrick Harris), a high school student caught using drugs. When he's put in a controversial isolation program nicknamed "The Animal Room", his life is threatened. It is a classroom where no rules apply, where the troubled youth have been isolated and where survival is the name of the game. Arnold is terrorized by the Animal Room's Gang leader Doug Van Housen (Matthew Lillard), a reckless delinquent with little care for life or the rules of society. When Arnold's childhood friend Gary, a popular school athlete, tries to save him all involved are caught in a cycle of violence bringing the film to a near-apocalyptic conclusion.|
"...a tight, tense thriller that looks much bigger than its independent budget. Joseph B. Mauceri, FearsMag
Editor's NoteIn the near future, a student is caught using drugs. He is then put in a controversial rehabilitation program called the "Animal Room" where his life is threatened by the anarchistic youths already there. A violent and apocalyptic movie in the tradition of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, complete with some scenes of graphic violence.
|Neil Patrick Harris|
|Amy Vincent - Cinematographer|
|Craig Singer - Director|
|Craig Singer - Writer|
|Craig Singer, et. al. - Producer|
|Georges N. Krivobok - Production Designer|
|John A. Gallagher - Executive Producer|
|Sabine Hoffman - Editor|
|Craig Singer - Producer|
|Sabine Hoffmann - Editor|
A very dark, sad story about a misunderstood genius becoming the victim of the anti-drug witch-hunt taking shape in America today. Spectacular job by the writer(s) showing the absurdity of classifying ALL drug users into one group. Enjoyable cameo by my favorite fiends. Will definitely be a purchase once the price goes down or I switch to DVD. (side note)- If you're looking for Malcolm McDowell in a jock-strap, you won't find it here.