Remember from school when you thought math was scary? Ever wonder if they made a horror movie about it? Look no further with Shudder’s The Cellar.
The plot is about a family who moves into a new home, and subsequently, their daughter disappears in the cellar. The mother must go to hell and back to find her.
This movies combines fears of basements and mathematical formulas, and it is discovered a formula was used to open a gate into hell. All the tropes are here such as the mother being the only one who believes, the incompetent father, and secret Satanic rituals. Our demon of choice is Baphomet who holds the house in his domain, and anyone under his influence is forced to count for some reason?
Not exactly breaking new ground here, though I do find it fascinating they were introducing a more scientific approach to those who practice the dark arts. It kinda makes you think if the right mathematical formula was solved, is it possible it could open a hellish dimension that we could never escape from.
The film is still available on Shudder if you want to look into it. Not exactly scary, more so thought provoking than anything. If you already seen The Cellar, feel free to leave your thoughts below!!
Till next time, stay scared!
-Tha Thrilla –