Sometimes you never know what type of film will appear at festivals. Now the new movie, Dave Made a Maze, recently released everywhere on VOD, is just such a motion picture. Oddly it is listed by Wikipedia and IMDB as an adventure horror comedy. This may be more hyperbole than truth as its eclectic and eccentric style seems to place it more as magical realism or some sort of fantasy (or maybe even a parable).
When Annie comes home from a trip, she finds a cardboard fort in the center of her living room. To her chagrin, her boyfriend Dave is inside refusing to come out. He says he built a labyrinth and it is the only thing that he has ever been able to complete. With a group of Dave’s friends, she heads into the opening to discover an immense maze inside that is stalked by a vicious Minotaur.
This is the directorial debut of character actor Bill Watterson based on a script written by Steven Sears. The film has received generally positive reviews from critics. Some say the film could possibly turn into a fairly popular cult movie due to his ambitious set design and unusual script. Dark Discussions takes a look at this film and gives their thoughts.