Triangle may be one of the most difficult movies I’ve tried to recommend so far.
Not because it’s a difficult movie to champion, quite the contrary, this movie is awesome.
It’s just that… discussing ANY of it can cross into spoiler territory. So how do I put across enough of what’s good about this flick in order to make you want to see it, without ruining any of the juicy goodness when you DO see it?
Melissa George stars as the single mother of an autistic child. There. That’s not too spoilery. LOL
In order to take a break from the rigors of her daily routine, she agrees to go sailing with a handful of friends. On the way, she hits a seagull with her car. An ill-omen of things to come. She shows up for the trip looking pretty haggard, so once they’re out to sea, she asks to take a nap. She has strange dreams and awakes to find the boat is facing a storm. The boat capsizes and the friends are forced to wait atop the floating hull as the boat drifts.
It’s there they see a slowly approaching Ocean Liner. Though they don’t see anyone onboard, the friends have little hope for their lives aside from boarding the ship.
Once they do, that’s when this movie starts to get trippy. At first they can’t find anyone else, and it appears the ship is deserted. But before long they discover that they’re definitely NOT alone, and a game of “Ten Little Indians” unfolds.
Just when you feel like you have a handle on what’s going on, though, the movie will either raise the stakes, twist itself in a direction you didn’t expect, or awe you with the cleverness of how it got you there. This film is billed as a psychological-horror film, but I don’t know if I’d have labeled it as such. It’s a psychological thriller alright, but there aren’t that many horror elements in it. It IS filled with so many twists and turns it’s labyrinthian though. Even when you think you’re done, you’re not.
This is a movie that’s not gonna let you go.
I wish I could tell you more than that, but I can’t. Just trust me on this one and add it to your Netflix queue. You will NOT regret it!