Screen icon Meg Foster (Stepfather 2, They Live, Masters of the Universe) was the draw that made me watch this film. Sadly, she only appears in the movie for a very short amount of time, but trust me. She’s the best part.
The PR materials for this film promise that it combines “traditional narrative story-telling, as well as numerous forms of pioneering technology, including found footage, hand-held cameras, surveillance cameras, and smart glasses.” That’s true — and you can also tell where they ran out of budget and had to resort to shooting the storyboards as animatics and decided to treat that as an intentional choice.
This is literally about the thirteenth investigation that a group of college science students makes, this time delving into the urban legend of The Mole Man, an ex-patient of the Black Grove Asylum.
According to the movie’s IMDB page, “This first feature will introduce the killer and we’re looking to do a spin-off series where we will then go on to produce Mole Man, Mole Man 2 and Mole Man 3.” This movie finally got scary, because I know at some point I will have to suffer through all three of those movies the same way I did this one.
Investigation 13 is available on DVD and on demand today from Uncork’d Entertainment.
DISCLAIMER: We were sent this movie by its PR company. That has no impact on our review.