Conservative outlet The Daily Wire moving into the filmmaking business raised more than a few eyebrows, especially when it emerged as a potential conduit for the Gina Carano comeback many people were hoping never happened, but curiosity was piqued nonetheless when the talent roster for Shut In was first announced.
The media company’s first original feature was directed by Disturbia, Eagle Eye, and xXx: Return of Xander Cage‘s D.J. Caruso, had second-generation star Rainey Qualley (sister of Margaret, daughter of Andie MacDowell) in the lead, with support coming from regularly controversial actor and filmmaker Vincent Gallo. It was a strange assemblage to say the least, then, and reviews were much stronger than anyone was expecting, too.
A 60 percent Rotten Tomatoes score keeps Shut In on the Fresh threshold, while the user rating is at a mammoth 95 percent. The plot revolves around Qualley’s young mother, who finds herself locked inside a pantry by her terrifying and psychotic ex-lover, forcing her to find a means of escape while simultaneously trying to keep her children safe from the increasing danger and dread.
Hardly earth-shattering or groundbreaking in the grand scheme of claustrophobic thrillers, but good enough to have entranced streaming subscribers this week. As per FlixPatrol, Shut In has landed a spot on the Prime Video global charts, perhaps signalling that audiences are willing to invest their time in whatever The Daily Wire is putting out there, unless of course it comes as news to them that the outfit are behind it.