The Pyra­mid

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15 | 89 min­utes Direc­tor: Gre­gory Levasseur

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In­be­tween­ers’ James Buck­ley takes the clunge into hor­ror, play­ing a docu­cam­era­man who fol­lows some ar­chae­ol­o­gists into a three- sided pyra­mid so old it rewrites the rule book on Egyptian ge­neal­ogy. Trapped, they soon re­alise they’re not alone…

Es­sen­tially The De­scent with CGI rat- dogs, it also chucks toxic dust and enough traps to scare off In­di­ana Jones into the un­even mix. Alexan­dre Aja’s long- time writ­ing part­ner Gre­gory Levasseur di­rects, break­ing the found- footage rules when­ever it aids his pur­pose and never sure whether to dig for po- faced, claus­tro­pho­bic dread or ex­hibit a gore- tas­tic vom- com. The in­ven­tively nasty kills sug­gest he should have set­tled for the lat­ter… it’s just a shame that ev­ery­one dies in the ex­act or­der you’d ex­pect. Jamie Gra­ham

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